A.K.A. Six Potential Titles to Add to Your 2019 Stack
Most people interested in joining the Do Sask Book Club ask what titles we’ve read recently. To be honest, we read a wide variety of genres depending on who submits their #1 book to the draw. This keeps the club on its toes and exposes us to a number of different viewpoints.
Curious to know about the latest titles read by the Do Sask Book Club? Today, you’re in luck! And you don’t even have to leave the house.
At the end of every book club meeting, we have a tradition of rating each title out of five. Those who haven’t finished the book keep their fists closed. This post will give you a photo of the ratings each book was given at the time of the meeting. Most book club members like to remain anonymous, so no faces are shown.
6 of the Latest Reads from The Do Sask Book Club Shelves
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Some didn’t finish reading, but the majority who did gave it a 3. It takes a long time to get into the story, but the ending makes it worthwhile.
Grunt by Mary Roach (Got Distracted by Cake – No Rating)
“Roach … can take any scientific topic and make it clear, human, and even funny. In this case, she tackles the science of war, but not in the way you might think. On the weird and winding path she takes, she never loses sight of the sad reality and humanity of soldiers and war. ” – Member Ashleigh
The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale
This one made us laugh and cry. It was almost bittersweet how real and relatable it was to all of us. Highly recommend 4/5.
Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer
“There are lots of great pop culture references, and I applaud her for trying to change the way society frames women’s friendships, but … I found her making sweeping generalizations based on her personal experiences. Even as she’s fighting against stereotypes…, she’s using them to back her own arguments.” – Member Ashleigh
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
We liked the clear, simple language used to explain complex topics like climate change, poverty/class, migration, and world population.
It gives science-oriented hope for the future.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The 1st Anniversary of Do Sask Book Club also had the most readers out to date.
Michelle’s story is oddly relatable, considering the extraordinary life of America’s first black first lady. We highly recommend it for your stack this year.
At the February Do Sask Book Club meeting, we’ll discuss Educated by Tara Westover (seats currently sold out – join the waitlist). Check out the event listing for details on subsequent meetings.
2019 is ripe for reading! Fill it with friends, a few drinks, and some literature at the Do Sask Book Club. Please contact me if you’d like more information about upcoming meetings.