Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

We are March-ing into a new month with a new book for the book club. This month's read is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

For those of you who have read other books by Jodi Picoult you know her novels highlight topics that are hard to read about but her writing style makes the books hard to put down. She explores current issues in a straight forward manner that makes us think about and look at an issue from different angles. Nineteen Minutes is a novel about a school shooting and the forces that surround it. It is also an exploration into family dynamics and relationships, friendship and young love, peer pressures and alliances, suspicion and judgement. Read it this month and let us know what you think.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February's book club selection is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.

This is an unforgettable novel of two Chinese women whose friendship and love sustains them through their lives. Here is your chance to "discuss" the book with other readers. Tell us what you think of Lily, the narrator. Is she the heroine or the villian? What did you think about the detailed and emotionally wrenching writing about foot binding? Were Lily and Snow Flower the weak and worthless women that their culture tells them they are? Would you recommend the book to others? Share your thoughts about this book by posting a message here.