Books & Beans Adult Book Club


Books and Beans...Coffee that is.


If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, then this book club is for you. All adults are invited to join the Clara B. Mounce Public Library Books & Beans book club.

December Book Club Selection

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

 
Book Discussion: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Summary: The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an ‘accident,’ he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment. Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naîve new emperor and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend . . . and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne–or his life.

Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Mounce Public Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
201 E. 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 209-5615 (Ask for Sam)

Upcoming Meetings & Books:

Contact Sam for 2015 information.

Previous Book Selections:

2014:

November 2014: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
October 2014: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
September 2014: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
August 2014: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
July: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
June: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
May: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
April: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
March: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers
February: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
January: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook

2013:

December: Dune by Frank Herbert
November: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
October: Meeting cancelled
September: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
August : Silas Marner by George Eliot
July: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June: Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
May: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
April: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
March: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
February: Sister Mine by Tawni O’Dell
January: Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

 

 

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