Last Friday Book Club
We became known as the Last Friday Book Club because we meet on the last Friday of the month at the Huntley Public Library.
We have one rule: no food or drink. This rule was broken when we read "Chocolat," by Joanne Harris, and we ate a box of chocolates while we discussed the book.
Some favorite books: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows "The Pillars of the Earth," by Ken Follett; "The Help," by Kathryn Stockett.
Sometimes we focus on a theme such as the Civil War, reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott; and "Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Each year we read a play and a biography.
"The Help" stood out as a favorite because it sparked a great discussion on social issues in the South and the local community.
Up next: "The Watch That Ends the Night," by Allan Wolf, and "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," by Jamie Ford.