2011 was a great year for us. We read a lot on interesting books. We started the year by reading The Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, which we all love the book and loved talking about the book at the Stockton Miner's Cafe. A lot of our meetings were held at the Stockton Miner's Cafe where we enjoyed the book discussions and a delicious lunch. Throughout the year we enjoyed Stargirl and Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, Murder at the Vicarge by Agatha Christie, Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
We have invited two Utah authors to come and discuss their work. Ogden Native, Clyde A. Landon discussed his book His Name is Guck. A tear-jerking story about a boy and his dog. Salt Lake Native, Roger T. Muir came and discussed his book Like Father, Like Son?. It was filled with heart-wrenching and hilarious stories about having a father and not having a father. He co-wrote with author Greg D. Boyle. The book was written in two styles, one was the point of view of someone having a father in their life. The another point of view was of someone without a father in their life.
We had a lot of things happen in book club and not just reading books. In May, the book club was featured in the Hometown section of the Tooele Transcript. We celebrated our second anniversary in September by having a night on the town. We watched The Help at the Theater and eat dinner at Applebee's after.
We are excited to see what 2012's books bring. We are planning on doing more fun things like going to a play, the movies, etc. We have talked about going shopping in Park City or Salt Lake City as book club. We hope to grow and gain more members, because we love having discussions about the books... good or bad. We welcome anyone to join our club.