Book Club Picks for May 2016
The BAM! Book Club picks for May have been announced and they won’t disappoint the bibliomaniacs among us. From a light-hearted tale of crankiness that will make you appreciate the curmudgeons in your life, to a fascinating true story about a woman raising a raptor, each one of these picks deserves the attention of our most insatiable readers this month.
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she can’t resist: books.
H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide.
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
by Rachel Joyce
An exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey.
by Raina Telgemeier
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey.
by Cindy K. Sproles
Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, Mercy Roller was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil.