Be a part of BB's own Book Club of the Month

Not in a book club and looking to join in on the discussion, or perhaps you are already in a club and looking for a fun second club... well here you have it! You are welcome/ encouraged/ and all around WANTED in our BB Book Club! Each month we like to choose books that are debut novels, up and coming authors, possible new discoveries of the next best book for book clubs, and occasionally a mainstream best seller or author.




 

October's BB Book Club Book Pick:

The Hundred-Year Old House

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Station Eleven
By Emily St. John Mandel


An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse,Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 
 
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. 
 
Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. 


 
 
 
 

The BB Book Club is BookBundlz' very own online Book Club. We are the book club of the month for everyone!


Just another fun option for book lovers with no obligations!! Every registered individual of BookBundlz becomes an automatic member of the BB Book Club. This gives you immediate access to be a part of a book club. If you are not in a book club and still looking to join in on a great book discussion, or perhaps you are already in a club and looking for a fun second club... well here is the book club for you!  

Each month we like to choose books that are debut novels, up and coming authors, possible new discoveries of the next best book for book clubs, and occasionally a mainstream best seller or author. (Click on the "past book club picks" tab to see the choices) We rate, review, and discuss each book. You are welcome/ encouraged/ and all around WANTED to participate in our BB Book Club!

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Past BB Book Club Book Picks:


2014 Book Picks:

The Hundred-Year Old House
Septmber 2014

Landline
August 2014


July "Book Off"

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

Nick's Pick


The Good Luck of Right Now

Book Junky's Pick


Reese's Pick

The Promise of Stardust
Sam's Pick

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Ceci's Pick



The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
June 2014
The Enchanted
May 2014


Annihilation
April 2014
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
March 2014

And the Mountains Echoed
February 2014

The Goldfinch
January 2014


2013 Book Picks:

The Circle
December 2013

Cryptic Spaces: Book One: Foresight
November 2013


Cryptic Spaces: Book One: Foresight
October 2013
Lexicon
September 2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
August 2013


July "Book Off"


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Nick's Pick


The Kings and Queens of Roam

Book Junky's Pick

The Other Typist
Reese's Pick

The Fault in Our Stars
Sam's Pick

The Interestings
Ceci's Pick

The Humanity Project
June 2013

Life After Life
May 2013

Three Graves Full
April 2013


Gone Girl
March 2013

Gone Girl
February 2013

Gone Girl
January 2013




2012 Book Picks:

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
December 2012

The Casual Vacancy
November 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes
October 2012

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry:
September 2012

Age of Miracles
August 2012

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
July 2012

Farsighted
June 2012

The Professionals
May 2012

Until the Next Time
April 2012

The Anatomy of Ghosts
March 2012

The Angel Makers
February 2012

The Sense of an Ending
January 2012



2011 Book Picks:

Nightwoods
December 2011

The Leftovers
November 2011

The Most Dangerous Thing
October 2011

The Borrower
September 2011

In Leah's Wake
August 2011

Bossypants
July 2011

The Pale King
June 2011

Paris Wife
May 2011

The Other Life
April 2011

The Weird Sisters
March 2011

The Radleys
February 2011

Cleopatra: A Life
Janurary 2011



2010 Book Picks:

Our Tragic Universe
December 2010

Room
November 2010

The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise
October 2010

The Thieves of Manhattan
September 2010

Looks Easy Enough
August 2010

Walking to Gatlinburg
July 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
June 2010

The Pursuit of Other Interests
May 2010

The Pursuit of Other Interests
April 2010

The Hierophant of 100th Street
March 2010

The Hierophant of 100th Street
February 2010

The Red Velvet Turnshoe
January 2010



2009 Book Picks:

April & Oliver
December 2009

The Year of the Flood
November 2009

The Angel's Game
October 2009

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
September 2009

Olive Kitteridge
August 2009

Downtwon Owl
July 2009

So Brave, Young, and Handsome
June 2009

The Heretic's Daughter
May 2009

Starvation Lake
April 2009

Couch
March 2009

Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart
February 2009

 
 

Although EVERY clubie is part of the BB Book Club (as seen on this "Club House" page), to be a BB Reader simply means you are taking a more active part of our "book club of the month" fun... no obligations... just the opportunity to be more involved and be a part of our online BB Book Club.

SO... our "Secret Club" is not so secret anymore as we have made it SO easy for you to jump on board.

Once you are in the book club the benefits and fun begin!

Here's how it works:

1. The BB reader's will show up as one of your book clubs so you can easily enjoy it as you would any other book club. (To check out what the club has read so far, go to our "Past Book Club Picks" tab. To find out more about how we chose our book club picks, go the our "About the BB Book Club" tab.)

2. As an added benefit to you - you will get to know the choice a month ahead of the rest of the BB Book Club. Our BB staff likes to get our reviews in on the 1st of the month to help generate discussion right away and now YOU can be part of the early discussion!

4. All the book club information comes to you so you can easily review, rate and discuss the book with us every month because that is what makes it fun! Although, it is certainly not required....the more the merrier! Join in whenever you can all month long!

And as our numbers grow, we will be adding more opportunities for this club to interact.

* except for the two months we have "The Book Pick" contest winners. 


 
 
         
  Mimi Malloy, At Last!






Mimi Malloy, At Last!
By Julia MacDonnell
Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they’re grown, and Mimi, a divorcée, is unexpectedly retired. But she takes solace in the comforts of her new life: her apartment in the heart of Quincy, the occasional True Blue cigarette, and evenings with Frank Sinatra on the stereo and a highball in her hand.

Yet her phone is arguably the busiest in greater Boston—it rings “Day In, Day Out,” as Ol’ Blue Eyes would say. Her surviving sisters love to gab about their girlhood, while her eldest daughter, Cassandra, calls every morning to preach the gospel of assisted living. And when an MRI reveals that Mimi’s brain is filled with black spots—areas of atrophy, her doctor says—it looks like she's destined to spend her days in “one of those storage facilities for unwanted antiques.”.... read more

 
         
 
         
  The Book of Duels





The Book of Duels
By Michael Garriga
In this compact collection, ?settling the score” provides a fascinating apparatus for exploring foundational civilizing ideas. Notions of courage, cowardice, and revenge course through Michael Garriga’s flash fiction pieces, each one of which captures a duel’s decisive moment from three distinct perspectives: opposing accounts from the individual duelists, followed by the third account of a witness. In razor-honed language, the voices of the duelists take center stage, training a spotlight on the litany of misguided beliefs and perceptions that lead individuals into such conflicts.

From Cain and Abel to Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson; from John Henry and the steam drill to an alcoholic fighting the bottle: the cumulative effect of these powerful pieces is a probing and disconcerting look at humankind’s long-held notions of pride, honor, vengeance, and satisfaction... read more

 
         
 


2013 Winner of "The Book Pick" Contest:


Cryptic Spaces: Book One: Foresight

Cryptic Spaces: Book One: Foresight
By Deen Ferrell
Willoughby sees patterns where others don't. His brilliance in mathematics allows him to uncover puzzles hidden in plain view. When a carved symbol leads him to the barbershop of Antonio Chavez, he finds himself in a world where nothing is as it seems. His friend, Antonio, is far more than a mere barber. Captivated by the famous and beautiful Sydney Senoya, he learns of a musical talent that can reach beyond the living. His new friend, James Arthur, proves to have strange healing powers. Even feisty T.K., their crew liaison on the company yacht, has startling secrets to hide. Determined to uncover the truth behind the supposed seer, Nostradamus, the team finds itself lost across the corridors of time, fighting for their lives. Does Willoughby alone, have the skill to save them?