Friday Morning Bookclub

August 5, 2010

Next Month’s Book: Little Bee

Filed under: Little Bee — susanbright @ 9:59 am

Everyone is talking about Chris Cleaves’s book Little Bee. In fact, it is already being made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman. Little Bee is a young Nigerian girl who flees Nigeria and after spending two years in a British immigration center under deplorable conditions finally arrives in England. The only people she has to turn to is a British couple who she had briefly met during a violent, life changing encounter on a Nigerian beach years prior. A fascinating read. Please read along with us!



  1. Fabulous book!! You and the book club will love it!
    It was one of our book clubs favorite books…..

    Comment by Mona — August 5, 2010 @ 10:05 am | Reply

  2. Hi Mona, So nice to hear from you! What is your book club reading?

    Comment by susanbright — August 5, 2010 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  3. We are reading – How to Escape from a Leper Colony by a local author.

    We have incorporated Molokai, The 13th Tale and Linnet Bird into our 2010/2011 list.

    Comment by Mona — August 8, 2010 @ 11:47 am | Reply

  4. Let us know what you think of How to Escape a Leper Colony. It sounds like an interesting collection of short stories.

    Comment by susanbright — August 8, 2010 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  5. This is an amazing book. Beautifully written. My book club will be reading this book later next year and I will be the facilitator. I would love to hear some of the questions your club generates.

    Comment by Laura — August 16, 2010 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  6. Welcome Laura! I read Little Bee and am really looking forward to discussing it. Check back with us and we will let you know what comes up at our September meeting. Tell us how your book club works. Do you have different people facilitate each month?

    Comment by susanbright — August 16, 2010 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

    • Our book club is run by one leader, who seeks others to facilitate when they wish. So it’s really on a volunteer basis if someone wants to facilitate. The club has around 30 members but not all show up every month. Most of the ladies shy away from being the facilitator, so on any given year, with 10 books selected, there would probably be only five different facilitators. I gave it a try this month when we read The Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey.

      Comment by Laura — August 18, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

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