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Ashe County Reading Challenge Book Club Guide: April 2023 Meeting Notes

April 2023


RCBC April 2023 Meeting Notes

Books Discussed (Click on the titles below to link to our Cardinal website.)

Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper 

  • A book so wonderful we have talked about it twice! Nonfiction  

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

  • Fiction; charming debut

The Kudzu Queen by Miriam Herman

  • Fiction; based on historical facts & set in NC

The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

  • Speculative Fiction; prescient, futuristic novel written in 1990s

If You Survive by George Wilson

  • Nonfiction, first-person account from WWII

Severed by Frances Larson

  • Nonfiction; BEWARE whaahhahhhahaa!

The Moonshiner’s Daughter by Donna Everhart

  • Fiction; based on historical facts & set in Wilkes County, NC

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

  • Graphic Novel

American born Chinese by Gene Yang

  • Graphic Novel

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

  • Fiction; thriller

The Diary Keepers by Nina Siegal

  • Nonfiction; based on a collection of Dutch diary entries written during WWII

Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen

  • Biography of Audrey Hepburn’s life during WWII

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

  • Fiction; horse racing is featured