If you’re following our blog, it might seem like we haven’t had a book discussion in months. Our last book discussion post was from March, but we’ve been busy reading since then!
We’ve discussed Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, The Submission by Amy Waldman, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. Check out these titles, all of our past selections, and our upcoming choices on our Goodreads page.
Last night we discussed The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. A number of readers were surprised by the content, thinking that it would be more about happiness and less about architecture, or that de Botton would make clearer connections between psychology and physical spaces. Despite the shortcomings of the content and the (at times) overreaching metaphors, nobody disliked the work with the vehemence that genre Xers are sometimes known for.
In addition to discussing The Architecture of Happiness, we previewed the next couple of months. Join us in August when we discuss National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.
September brings something new, as we’re leaving the selection up to you! Vote in the poll below by August 15th, and we’ll let you know who comes out on top.
Vote for our September selection! We couldn’t decide between these three new releases by local authors, so we’re asking you to weigh in. Vote for the title you’d most like to discuss in September.