The Martian by Andy Weir was the first book we read together as a group. This was very enjoyable,
humorous and scientifically accurate as well.
The protanganist, astronaut Mark Watney, is the kind of guy we all want for a friend or at least have a beer with.
He was left behind on Mars and is alone and in danger. He comes up with quite a few "MacGyver" like solutions for his predicament.
This book is one of my favorites! The movie came out about 2 weeks after we finished. Which I also recommend. You can't say this about a lot of films, but it holds up almost as good as the book.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is an epic story.I originally read back in the 70's in high school. It started a journey for me, over many years through all of the Tolkien novels... the 3 Lord of the Rings books and the "Similarion".
I recently reread "The Hobbit" before seeing all of the recent "Hobbit" films along with the "Lord Of The Rings" which are all great as well.
This cinemagraph was created by Chilean art director
Javier Jensen .
We read Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs in our neighborhood book club this last spring.
It's actually a trilogy with this being the first book, "Hollow City", the second with the story finishing up with "Library Of Souls"
We have about 10 members in our book club and everyone really enjoyed this series. Technically, it's
a young adult, (YA), but if you don't fit that catagory don't let that put you off, it's a great read.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This is also a trilogy and a YA book, part of the super popular Hunger Games" series.
Although I did enjoy this entire series and the films as well, I must confess that I chose this book to make into a looping cinemagraph just because the cover is really cool, er...hot.
More to come.