Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Our October Edition

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.” 

Matchbook Book Club presents:

The October Edition

Dear Members,

October is a busy month for many reasons: Thanksgiving, Halloween, bookish events such as the International Festival of Authors (which is taking place right now!) Additionally, it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 11th was the International Day of the Girl Child. 

Keeping all these things in mind, I thought it would be a great opportunity for our book club to turn to female writers that have made an inspirational impact on our world, young and old.

From Maya Angelou to Joan Didion, there are fantastic reads out there written by wonderful female authors.TIME Magazine has written an article called" 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading"- it's definitely worth a look!

See you soon and happy reading!

Thank you to everyone who came out to this month's meeting for brunch at the Gladstone Hotel (last minute venue change)! We discussed our previous pick, Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects-and WHAT a discussion! From the themes to the multi-faceted characters in the book, Sharp Objects left us chilled. Overall, we highly recommend this book.
Let's all take a moment to enjoy this wonderful idea that Penguin Books have come up with: The Great Penguin Bookchase! Board Game! Book lovers rejoice! I know I've definitely added this to my holiday wish list!  Gah!!
Thank you to those who have voted!
This month's pick:
Summary: An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina’s essays and stories that, likeThe Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.
When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.
Ava Gardner

Our November meeting will be taking place in the middle of the month. The dates and time are on Doodle, so click hereto vote!
Member's Reads:


All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn


Hector And The Search For Happiness by Francois Lelard

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Sorry if I missed out on anyone! Will jot down the titles next time!
Up Next...
Days are getting shorter, and the urge to curl up with a good read is stronger. Hence, we turn to political thrillers for a good time. Think Ian McEwan and Robert Graves. Stay tuned!

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