For our September Book Club we’ll be discussing Banned or Challenged Books on September 16th – 17th just ahead of Banned Book Week (September 18-24, 2022). Our plan is to celebrate our freedom to read by reading a selection of challenged books for this discussion. We’ll be doing a ranked vote to narrow our selections down to three with an eventual Discussion Post for each. As usual I hope you find more than one interesting selection in our group below. Make sure you scroll all […]
Run Book One is an easier read than the March trilogy by the same team of John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L. Fury. However, there are pages that are terribly crowded with text that covers the illustrations and can make it difficult to read at times. For me, the combination of the black and white illustrations and this crowded information makes everything blur together. Along with a physically dark format (the black colors can be solid), sometimes I lost the message being told. […]
The votes have been counted and Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo is the selection for the May 2022 AAPI-themed book club! Learn how book club works and when you can join in on the discussion in the announcement post. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (or AAPIHM for short) in the United States and was created by Congress in 1992. Here at Cannonball Read we’ll be celebrating its 30th anniversary by focusing on authors who fall within the roughly 50 ethnic […]
NOTE: I wrote the below review before I heard about the riots. I want to present this review as it was before I had my feelings of the recent events. Before I knew that my cousin’s son was working (though in Virginia) someplace near Washington DC. Before I knew my cousin was hearing gunshots and racial slurs outside her apartment. Before she started playing phone tag to make sure her friends were safe. Before I became sick to my stomach at the horrors we keep […]
We’ll be having TWO more #CannonBookClub discussions this year, both two day periods, Friday through Saturday: June 8-9 and November 2-3. Make sure to consider price and library availability before you cast your vote. Vote in both of the polls on this page by March 31, 2018.
Voting for this Book Club is now Closed. See our Announcement Post for which Play we are reading. We’re going to round out our 2017 book clubs with an adventure into the theatre: let’s read a play! There are many ways to experience dramatic literature, and reading it can be challenging. You might feel like you’re reading a set of instructions or the work may play out on the stage of your imagination. Regardless, a play can be a moving literary experience. I’ve pulled together a […]