Book Club Options- Waiting on the Votes to Roll In

I recently volunteered to host June’s night-out-on-the-town for the book club I’m in, which means I got to pick the book options! So as I wait for Wednesday night to roll around so I can tally up the votes I figured I would share the options I put out there with you guys. πŸ™‚

Option #1: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

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Phew! That is one lengthy title, but it definitely gets a person’s attention, so well done.

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.

Yup. Sign me up for this one. I’m sold. We’ve got several hardcore nonfiction lovers in our book club so I figured this was a good choice. πŸ™‚

Option #2: An Ember in the Ashes

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β€œAll the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.”

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this one, so of course I had to include it in the list. (And if it doesn’t win I’m reading it anyway at some point!) πŸ˜‰

Option #3: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

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This is my other nonfiction selection. After listening to Yeonmi Park’s emotional and heartbreaking speech for One Young World I felt really compelled to read this book. Here’s the video of her moving speech if any of you are interested in listening. (Trigger Warning: topics such as intended suicide and rape are brought up in this video, among other tragic and unjust things, so just warning you guys).

 

Option #4: Red Sister

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It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size. For Sister Thorn of the Sweet Mercy Convent, Lano Tacsis brought two hundred men.

Here’s another book I’ve been hearing amazing things about. If this book wins it will be my first venture into the works of Mark Lawrence. (Honestly, even if it doesn’t win it probably still will be with all the great reviews I’ve been reading about it.) πŸ˜›

Option #5: Stalking Jack the Ripper

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A fictional tale involving Jack the Ripper. I enjoy historical fiction so this one seemed interesting.

So, those are my choices I selected for my fellow book club ladies to vote on. I’m very curious to see the winner once all the votes are in. So far it’s kind of all over the place, so I’m hoping the remaining two votes will nail down a concrete winner.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “Book Club Options- Waiting on the Votes to Roll In”

  1. This is why I never give more than 4 options. Those votes are so all over the damn place! I feel like that one extra option just adds to the chaos lol.
    Of course, I hope my pick wins but I have a feeling it will either be Timbuktu Librarians or the girl who escaped North Korea. Both I’m totally down with reading. I guess June will be win-win for me!

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    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚ Yeah, I would love to see either of those win, especially Ember in the Ashes. I’ll probably wind up reading all the books on this list sooner or later at least. πŸ˜› (Ember in the Ashes definitely sooner!) πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yeah, I have a feeling that one might just wind up being the winner, too. πŸ˜€ I had a suspicion it would be either of the nonfiction ones since that’s what so many of the girls like in our book club, but we’ll see! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€ I tried to really mix it up with the options, so I’m glad you think so. πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I really want to read Ember in the Ashes too. It’s happening one way or another even if it doesn’t win the vote. lol

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    1. *Pouts* I had hoped they’d pick it too, but it’s out of the running unfortunately. It wound up being a tie between the two nonfiction books, which is totally fine, but I was getting really pumped up about Ember as well. Oh, well, I’ll get to it on my own time at least. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

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