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Current reads — and some recommendations — from our clubs
We now have 119 registered clubs, plus 112 open-to-the-public clubs, in the BCC family. Here’s what some are reading, alphabetized by club name.

Note to captains: when you send in a title, let us know whether your club recommends the book to others.

  • Apollo’s Luminaries: “Anastasia,” the first book of the Ringing Cedars series.
  • Bookaroos: “The Sea, The Sea” by Iris Murdoch. Recommended to other clubs? “Yes!!!!”
  • Columbus Avenue Book Club: “City of Thieves” by David Benioff. Recommended to other clubs? Yes. “We all liked this book.”
  • The Great Escape Book Club: “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld.
  • Minnesota West: “We Are All Welcome Here” by Elizabeth Berg. 
  • Peyton Place Book Club: “This Side of Paradise” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Recommended to other clubs? Yes.
  • Robert Trail Library Book Discussion Group: “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Recommended to other clubs? “Would recommend it to a club that doesn’t mind a little heavier reading.”
  • Unnamed club meeting in South Minneaplis/Longfellow: “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie.

A winter experiment, open to the public
Books & Bars is going to meet twice monthly in winter as an experiment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Bryant Lake Bowl. Starts Jan. 12, with “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.

Coming soon
Watch this space for details of our next literary prize drawing.

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