Saturday, November 21, 2015

A 2-Year Report on the RBC (Recycle Book Club)

Well, on December 16, we will have our last RBC author of the year (Ann Bridges, Private Offerings).  And it will also be the end of our 2nd year.  And I have to tell you that I am as excited each month now as I was back in January of 2014 (for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, we have a book club in which the author comes to the bookstore to answer questions and sign books).  We have had an amazing run of authors so far, and 2016 is shaping up to be another great year.  1st, let me list the authors that we've had for our book club in 2014 and 2015.  Then, I will tell you what we have coming up the 1st 4 months of 2016.  I'm sure you will agree that it is an unbelievable lineup.

For the 1st 13 months, we read either literary fiction or memoirs.  And then we decided to branch out with different genres.  So, for those books that broke our mold, I will post the genres after I list the author and book.  You will see that we have traveled a bit far afield for some of these books.  And the consensus among members is that it's a good thing.

Without further babbling:

January -     The Oracle of Stamboul - Michael David Lukas
February -   The Lost Saints of Tennessee - Amy Franklin-Willis
March -       The Angels' Share - Rayme Waters & We Are Completely Beside
                    Ourselves -Karen Joy Fowler
April -          The Gravity of Birds - Tracy Guzeman & Saving CeeCee Honeycutt -
                    Beth Hoffman (by phone from Kentucky)
May -           Slow Getting Up - Nate Jackson
June -          Mother, Daughter, Me - Katie Hafner
July -            A Fine and Dangerous Season - Keith Raffel
August -       A Wedding In Provence - Ellen Sussman
September - Blossoms and Bayonets - Jana McBurney-Lin & Hi-Dong Chai
October -      The Moment of Everything - Shelley King
November -  Free Spirit:  Growing up on the Road and off the Grid - Joshua Safran
December -  Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile

January -      The Mathematician's Shiva - Stuart Rojstaczer
February -     Spectrum - Alan Jacobson (suspense/mystery/thriller)
March -         The Princess of Las Pulgas - C. Lee McKenzie (YA - young adult)
April -            Boundaries:  A Love Story - Christine Z. Mason
May -            Dismal Mountain - John Billheimer (suspense/mystery/thriller)
June -           The Home for the Friendless - Betty Auchard
July -             Wyndano's Cloak - A.R. Silverberry (fantasy)
August -        From Sleepy Lagoon to the Corner of the Cats - Steve Sporleder
September -  Herb of Grace - Shelly Adina (religious fiction)
October -       Breathless in Love - Jennifer Skully and Bella Andre (romance)
November -   Under Wraps - Hannah Jayne (urban fantasy)
December 16 -   Private Offerings - Ann Bridges

January 19 -       The Angels' Share - Rayme Waters (only a couple of people read this
                           in March 2014
February 3 -       The Race for Paris - Meg Waite Clayton (historical fiction) & The Right
              16         Wrong Thing - Ellen Kirschman (suspense/mystery/thriller)
March - 29, 30, or 31         Murder on the Champ du Mars - Cara Black
April -   28          The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I hope to see you all next year!


  1. You have had an amazing lineup of authors! I know you'll geek out in April when you discuss The Language of Flowers.

    1. I'm thinking we might have to find a bigger venue for Diffenbaugh. We normally get 10-15 people at our meetings. And we've got about 20 chairs. Her night could be bigger. I can't wait.