If one of your new year's resolutions was to read more, we encourage you to join the Foggy Pine Book Club and come discuss each month's selection with us. This month, we're reading The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg. We're also excited to announce the first three books that the Foggy Pine Book Club is reading for 2019. So, read on to find out what we have coming up and what this month's book is about.
In an effort to read more diversely, our book club decided together to read more books by people of color. To that end, we chose to read The Good Son by South Korean author You-Jeong Jeong for the month of February. For the month of March, we are reading Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, a Black American author and professor. You can view the events on our event calendar and Facebook page. You can also buy both books in advance at Foggy Pine Books, both in-store or online.
What about the book we're reading this month, though? We're excited to read a novel by Newberry Award-winning author, E. L. Konigsburg, especially since we haven't read a middle grade book together before. This book came highly recommended from one of our book club members and we're looking forward to discussing it's themes and scenes together. This is the summary the publisher gives on their website: Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store with a 15% discount until the end of January. If you'd like to purchase online, we have the following the formats available:
We'll meet at Foggy Pine Books on January 26th at 7:30pm. We'll have free wine and snacks for book club members to share. Bring a friend and come discuss the book with us, even if you weren't able to completely finish it or if you didn't like it. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here.
Relevant Reviews & Interviews
The New Yorker Review--"'The View from Saturday' by E. L. Konigsburg"
Publisher's Weekly Review--"The View From Saturday"
Foggy Pine Books
Literary Gifts & Events for Boone's Bibliophiles