The Early Bird book club meets at 8:30 am in the library on the third Tuesday of each month. Our July book was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Book club was indeed passionate as we discussed the merits, the point and the worth of reading this young adult novel. It was decided by the majority of the members that while it was a book they were happy to discuss, it wasn’t necessarily a happy book to read.
But then again, that’s the point of a good book, right? A book that makes you think and feel and look at the world from a new perspective? In that respect, We Were Liars was definitely successful. The ensuing conversation delved into the life of privilege, familial and social dysfunction and the way in which we all bend our experiences to fit our own truths.
The August 16th book club pick is “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini.
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.
Stop by the library to reserve your copy today, or go online and place a hold. Everyone is welcome to join a book club discussion.