2020 Book Ideas – Tell us yours ~

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
When All is Said by Anne Griffin
Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
Criminal, Powers/House of X, Crowded, WATCHMEN – other graphic novel
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves
Educated by Tara Westover
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Don’t Skip out on Me by Willy Vlautin
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
The Disasters by M.K. England
Movies and Other Things by Shea Serrano
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Anyone by Charles Soule
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvadrsson & Rachel Willson-Broyles
The Chain by Adrian McKInty
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Book Swap in December

Book swapping

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Book swapping or book exchange is the practice of a swap of books between one person and another. Practiced among book groups, friends and colleagues at work, it provides an inexpensive way for people to exchange books, find out about new books and obtain a new book to read without having to pay. Because swaps occur between individuals, without central distribution or warehousing, and without the copyright owner making a profit, the practice has been compared to peer-to-peer (P2P) systems such as BitTorrent[1] — except that hard-copy original analog objects are exchanged.


Sounds good. Let’s bring books to swap to all our December meetings. I’ll have at least 5 trades at each show. Impress me by bringing Thousand Autumns by David Mitchell or others on my wish list.

I’ll think we’ll bring our books up to the stage during the pre-show social happy hour and leave with new books.

Should be fun and free. Thanks.


Short trailer


Ender’s Game video: Crotch-kicks, supper, child geniuses, boob punches, control tools, Charlie Brown adults and more:

A video compilation of a few of the laughs we had on Feb 9, 2010. After 6 years, we’re still having fun with literature. Thanks to everyone who helped us get this far: Magers & Quinn esp. Mary Magers, Jay Peterson, and David Enyeart, Bryant Lake Bowl, The Onion esp. Katie Moen, Carissa Ptacek and Eric Jensen, Webmaster Michael Phenow, our many regulars who usually sit up front, Uptown Kickballers, and our faithful Forum contributors and readers. And especially my wife, Rachel, for putting up with my time consuming labor of love. Enjoy.


St. Paul & MPLS

November – My Sister the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Nov 12 – Moon Palace

Nov 20 – Urban Growler


December – Once Upon a River

by Diane Setterfield

Dec 10 – Moon Palace

Dec 17 (TUE) – Urban Growler