Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

March Book Club March 5, 2014

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Hello everyone. It is this time again to meet for our book club.

We will be meeting tomorrow Thursday night at 7:30 at my house.

We will be talking about “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai.

Please come and join us for a treat and good conversation.

See you tomorrow.

Monique Stevens

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I Am Malala | March, 2014 March 1, 2014

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Selected by Monique Stevens

I Am Malala


When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

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Book Club Update February 7, 2014

Filed under: Housekeeping — lakelandreads @ 11:25 am

Hello ladies.

We had an intimate and enjoyable gathering at our book discussion of The Winter Sea. The book was enjoyed by all who read it. Donna hosted and treated us with delicious goodies. Monique chose this month’s book. It is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. With those in attendance at the discussion, we also chose the March book read as well. It is a bit long so thought we would also share the book for those who would appreciate a head start. It is The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles. Joni highly recommended this book. She said that even though it is a bit long it is an easy read. Personally I am excited about both reads and am looking forward to getting into some engaging reads. Hope that all of you are as well. Please take a look at who I have sent this out to and if I have missed someone please email them as these are all the addresses I had. Hope to see you all at Monique’s in March.


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February Book Club February 1, 2014

Filed under: Housekeeping — lakelandreads @ 1:01 am

Greetings to all ye freens! We will be meeting Thursday nicht at Coy’s house tae discuss the book The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.

Please come at the usual time of 7:30 even if ye haven’t read the book. I ken that we will have a good time.

A wee bit of refreshments will be served so bring yer appetite fer something sweet.




PS  If you haven’t read the book, please excuse the little bit of Doric dialect I used.        freens = friends           ken = know




The Winter Sea | February, 2014

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The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Selected by Donna Minter


History has all but forgotten…In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.

Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…

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January Book Club January 8, 2014

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Its time for bookclub again.  I’m excited to have it at my house and discuss The Book Thief.  If you don’t know where I live let me know and I’ll give directions.  I think most of you know where I live tho.  Hope to see you tomorrow night at 7:30.



The Book Thief


The Book Thief | January, 2014 January 1, 2014

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Selected by Peggy Reynolds

The Book Thief


It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

This book was selected because:

It is a book everyone was interested in reading.