The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski and Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. There were 6 of us there tonight, and 4 of us had read both books, while the other two were both half way through Edgar, and had not started Atticus.
We generally only discuss one book at a time, but the last time we met, we couldn't decide on the next book, and decided to do these two, since they are both dog books, and since some of us had read one but not the other, but none of us had read both.
As with The Typical Book Group, we all loved Edgar. It was hard to discuss while trying not to ruin it for the two who were still reading, but we agreed that Wroblewski is a fantastic writer. We're hoping that he comes out with something new soon.
Atticus, on the other hand . . . well, we encouraged those who had not yet read it to skip it. We felt that Tom seemed selfish and self centered, but wondered if anyone who is not self centered has ever written a memoir.
I had to leave early to study for an Algebra test (obviously not my own), so I'm not sure what we will be reading next. When I left, the candidates were The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst, and Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.
Still Reading: A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles. I am not even a tenth of the way into this one yet, but it has got my attention!
Still Listening to: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.