Love To Read? Why Not Join Ballantyne's Book Club?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Ballantyne Book Club 2022 Reading List

 

"A book is a gift you can open again and again.

-- Garrison Keillor

 

Did you know that Charlotte's Ballantyne area has an active Book Club which meets monthly? If you love reading good books and discussing them, you might want to join the Ballantyne Book Club. The 2022 reading list includes a mix of fiction, classic books, and non-fiction... something for everyone and anyone who loves to read. And you don't need to live in Ballantyne to participate.

 

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

-- George R R Martin

 

The next Ballantyne Book Club meeting is on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM and meets monthly on the last Wednesday of each month. Until further notice, all Ballantyne Book Club events are virtual over zoom. The Ballantyne Book Club does ask for an RSVP. When you RSVP you'll receive an email link to join the Zoom Meeting.

 

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” 

-- Jhumpa Lahiri

 

2022 Reading List

March 30 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
fiction, 336 pages

April 27 | Becoming Trader Joe by Joe Coulombe
non-fiction, 288 pages

May 25 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umriger
fiction, 336 pages

June 29 | Cloud Cuckoo Land by Doerr Anthony
fiction, 640 pages

July 27 | The Glass Hoteby Emily St John Mandel
fiction, 320 pages

August 31 | The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
fiction, 400 pages

September 28 | Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thomspon-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
non-fiction, 304 pages

October 26 | The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
spooky, 304 pages

November 30 | The Round House by Louise Erdrich
fiction, 336 pages

 “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” 

-- Walt Disney

This information about Ballantyne's Book Club is provided by Nina Hollander and the Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty,  Greater Charlotte  residential real estate experts and Ballantyne neighbors and experts. We've been opening doors in Ballantyne and throughout the Charlotte region for home buyers and sellers for 20+ years.

 

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Comments (30)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I remember as a kid, belonging to the "bookworm club" at the local library and receiving a star on the bookworm for every 10 books I read.

 I love to read and reading more than ever now.

Mar 25, 2022 06:48 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am definitely not much of a reader but perhaps down the road sometime I will learn to enjoy it.

Mar 25, 2022 06:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

faye schubert hi Faye... I find nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book that I can get "lost in."

Mar 25, 2022 07:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... reading becomes an acquired taste... once you start and finish a few good books you crave for more.

Mar 25, 2022 07:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - We share a common interest in reading. I'm a member of a Book Club and I enjoy it very much. If I lived in Charlotte, I would definitely join the Ballantyne Book Club. I have The Paper Palace and the Cloud Cuckoo Land purchased and waiting for me to read. "The Space Between Us," sounds very familiar. I read so much, I'd have to check my book shelves to see if I read it. Currently, I'm reading The Radio Operator by Ulla Lenze. My favorite author I discovered because of the Book Club is Kristin Harmel. The Book of Numbers and The Winemaker's Wife are exceptional if you're interested in stories about the German invasion during WW11. 

Mar 25, 2022 07:27 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I love reading, but find it hard to read to a schedule for a club, just prefer to set my own timetable and enjoy what comes across my path.

Mar 25, 2022 07:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I've read The Book of Numbers and The Winemaker's Wife... they were great reads. Nothing relaxes me more than a good reading session.

Mar 25, 2022 07:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 same here, Nick. Plus, so long as all the book clubs stay virtual, I'm not a fan of that medium.

Mar 25, 2022 07:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share. An interesting list of books.

Mar 25, 2022 08:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks, Roy... the Ballantyne Book Club has been around for a while and has managed to stay active right through the pandemic.

Mar 25, 2022 08:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - I have never joined a book club but your post reminds me of a quote attributed to Groucho Marx - "I don't want to belong to a club that will accept me as a member".   Although, I doubt a bibliophile would express such a sentiment, that's where my mind went.  🙃    I remember (maybe they continue today too) when cities and communities would "adopt" a book as part of a reading effort.  

Mar 25, 2022 08:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina the Ballantyne Book Club sounds like a great club for local residence to join.  As for me, I have never been much of a reader.  I more of a picture kind of guy.  🤣

Mar 25, 2022 10:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing those great quotes that depict my exact thoughts about reading. I read to my oldest grandson every night on his Alexa. We get at least one or two chapters in each night of the Hardy Boys Mysteries. It is my special time with him 🙂

Mar 25, 2022 12:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- whether it's through a book club or on your own, I'm all in favor of it!!!!

Mar 25, 2022 12:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs hi Michael... I had not ever heard of that concept of a city "adopting" a book. Sounds like a great concept... but I can just see the arguments about which book to select.

Mar 25, 2022 12:05 PM
Michael Jacobs

Well, it was during times that seemed less combative.   

Mar 25, 2022 05:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... do you enjoy listening to books? Now that is something I can't do... immediately puts me to sleep.

Mar 25, 2022 12:06 PM
George Souto

Nina I can't listen to books either, even webinars have mind off into never never land very quickly ...... LOL

Mar 25, 2022 12:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... that may be the best use of Alexa I've heard about yet! When our grands were small and living far away, we had no such tools... but I sent lots of books for Christmas and birthday presents. Their mother and I trade books all the time. Carol sends me what she's read and I send her what I've read.

Mar 25, 2022 12:07 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... totally with you on that! I've loved to read since I first learned to read and I look forward to doing a bit of non-business related reading every day.

Mar 25, 2022 12:08 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I don't know about the book club Nina Hollander, Broker  looking at the age and condition of some of those books seems kike it doesn't get a lot of fresh reading materials

Mar 25, 2022 03:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... well, you know, those are just pictures that fit the template!

Mar 26, 2022 04:39 AM