The Hatchet Coffee book club has been so much fun this summer! We're really looking forward to Fall though and have some really great things planned for the October meeting. The September meeting, however, will be held as usual with the exception of offering hot apple cider with rum, instead of wine.
The book we're reading and discussing together this month is The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman.
Ackerman, an award-winning science writer, tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess. Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about.
As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.
We can't wait to discuss her findings together and share all of our own bird stories. We welcome anyone to attend. We do things a little differently with our book club--even if you haven't finished the book or if you didn't like it, we still want you to come. The goal is to unite our community through a love a literature, not to scold anyone about their reading habits or preferences. So, come out to meet the Hatchet Coffee book club on Thursday, September 28th at 7:30pm. We'll be meeting at the Hatchet Coffee location on 200 Den Mac Rd in Boone.
Hello folks! Welcome to the new digital home of the Hatchet Coffee Book Club!
Foggy Pine Books and Hatchet Coffee partner together to bring you a monthly book club at their location each month. We meet the final Thursday at 7:30pm. Alcohol drinks will be provided for those who are age 21 and up. If you can, please RSVP to our Facebook event so we can prepare properly for our guests. We hope you'll join us for great conversations about great books.
This month's meeting will be held on Thursday, June 29th at 7:30pm. We will be reading and discussing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, in honor of Pride Month.
Book Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
You can purchase a paperback copy of the book at the store for $9.99 & receive 15% off.
You can purchase the ebook here for $9.99.
You can purchase the audiobook here for $19.99--or sign up for a monthly membership and get your first book for $0.99!
Here's what we're reading next:
July: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
August: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey