Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

November Book Club Art

November Book Club ArtReaders!! How have you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? So many of you said you’d read it, and would read it again! Have you read the book and seen the movie (and which did you like better)? This book truly strikes a chord with so many of us, whether we relate to the book’s themes of loss, love, or uniting with others in the face of something dark and terrible. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows included some superb questions in the back of their book (really, they’ve touched on everything!), but here are some others we’d like to ask you! Please feel free to share your thoughts on Instagram @larsbookclub! This month’s fantastic artwork was illustrated by Emma Block and will have you dreaming of a cozy night in!

November Book Club Art

Discussion Questions

1. How did the book’s format of letters and telegrams influence the story? Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?

2. The book was filled with fabulous characters. Which one did you relate to the most? How were Dawsey and Markham V. Reynolds different, and what kind of influence did they have on Juliet?

3. How has a book or book club helped you make lasting personal connections? Do you think books really can find their way to you at just the time you need it?

November Book Club Art

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November Book Club Art

If you enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you might like:

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner (a 2016 book club pick!)

The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel by Jennifer Ryan

 

Photography by Jane Merritt  |  Artwork by Emma Block 

Book Club + Life / Friday, 2 Nov 2018

November Book Club Book

November Book Club Book

November Book Club

Have you ever read a book at just the right time, when you needed it most in your life? Did it seem almost like that book serendipitously found you for a reason? Written words are powerful – they can change us, they can carry us through hard and good times, and they can bring people together. This month we’ll be reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set during WWII on the small island of Guernsey located between southern England and France, this is a story of love, loss, and living amongst the enemy. A London writer finds a new subject to become passionate about as the Islanders try to move on after the Nazi occupation of their tranquil island. Told in reflective, heart-breaking, witty, and hilarious letters and telegrams, this book endears you to its amazing characters. If you haven’t read this yet, you’re in for a treat. If you have, read it with us again! It recently became a movie, but we promise the book is better. 😉 Stay tuned for artwork later this month, and follow along with @larsbookclub. We want to hear your thoughts! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

Book Club + Life + printable / Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Can you believe it’s halfway through October, readers? Has Bram Stoker’s Dracula put a bit of classic spookiness into your fall season? 🙂 We’ve got a few questions for you below, as well as some other classic creepy stories you might want to add to your list of October reads! This month’s amazing artwork was illustrated by Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox. It’s a little bit dark and spooky and I love it! If you’re unfamiliar with her work, be sure to check her out!

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018

October Book Club: Dracula

October Book Club 2018 Dracula

October Book Club: Dracula

Happy October, readers! Fall is in full swing, and these are the cozy months to curl up with a good book, right? October is usually the month to choose a good, creepy classic (Frankenstein in 2016, and Rebecca last year!), so this year we’ve got another lined up: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula, like Frankenstein, is a well-known character in Hollywood, but the original story might not be what you expect. Told from multiple points of view through letters, telegrams, and diary entries, the reader pieces together the story of Count Dracula, a mysterious man from eastern Europe who makes his way to London. As you can imagine, he wreaks his own nocturnal havoc quietly, amongst a people unaware of what is happening!

Follow along with us as we read a classic that explores ideas of masculinity and femininity, life and death (or the “undead”), and modernity or contemporary knowledge versus tradition and old superstitions. Stay tuned for some artwork and questions later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

Book Club + Life / Thursday, 30 Aug 2018

September Book Club: How Art Can Make You Happy

How Art Can Make You Happy

How Art Can Make You Happy

September is upon us, readers! Schedules often get busy, so we’ve got a short gem of a book for you to read. But small as it may be, this is a book that has BIG impact. Do you love art, but feel unknowledgeable? Do you want to engage in art somehow, but don’t know where to start? How Art Can Make You Happy by Bridget Watson Payne shares just that and more! Payne unlocks what art can do for you, yes YOU. It can make you feel something, it can help you relate to others, it can bring awareness to the world around us. Follow along with @larsbookclub as we dive into art in a personal, relatable way. It’s a quick yet powerful read! Join us!

Stay tuned for fabulous artwork and questions later in the month! And take a peek at previous months here.

Photography by Jane Merritt