Book Club Tidbits: 13th October, 2021

Need more book title ideas? This is what members in my book club read and recommended (or didn’t recommend) at our October 13th meeting.

 

The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masid Alinejad (J.D. rave and recommend)

An affecting memoir by an Iranian Journalist.

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (my recommendation)

A classic ghost story.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 

After their father dies, his second wife exiles his children, Danny and Maeve, from the Dutch House – the sprawling estate where they lived in as children. Their memories and journeys eventually bring them back.

When Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams 

A law clerk faces a mystery involving a preeminent Judge in this court-based mystery.

Cobble Hill by Cecily Von Ziegesar (MR recommendation)

Touted as a “very light” read by reviewers, the plot revolves around several people in the Brooklyn neighbourhood.

Never Saw Me Coming by Kurian Vera (LS recommends)

A thriller involving a group of people in a special program for psychopaths. One by one, they are murdered. Who is the killer?

How Lucky by WIll Leitch (my recommendation)

An uplifting mystery involving a narrator and hero who has spinal muscular atrophy and is wheelchair bound. When he witnesses an abduction, no one takes him seriously – even when the culprit begins to stalk him.

Constance by Matthew Fritzsimons (LR recommends)

A clone sets out to discover what happened to her ‘original’.

Getaway by Zoe Stage (L.R. said there were some ‘meh’ parts)

Three young women go camping and encounter a stalker.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel

A Muslim man discovers Jesus.

The Four WInds by Kristin Hannah

A saga about a woman struggling to make a life for herself in the dust bowl in the 1930s.

Night Music by JoJo Moyes (DB recommends)

Suddenly widowed, a woman and her children move into a house in the rural countryside that was willed to her by a relative. She hires a handyman to help her renovate the house, not realising that he and his wife cared for the relative and had expected to inherit the house. 

Unholy Ghost by Christine Abrahams

A spiritual thriller that pits a young couple against a mysterious force unleashed by the Roman Catholic Church. 

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