Books and Wine

My #squadgoals? Start a book club. Check! Add wine and snacks. Check! Our first book: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.

My Summary: A brutal God and his 12 children who despise him.  The brutal God aka “father” goes missing.  Despite their despise, the children try to solve the mystery and gain power along the way.

Book groups opinion: Well, we spent most of the time with a question mark over our heads.  It is well written, grotesque, and completely mind-blogging. You are on the edge of your seat until the finish.


  • Humanity: And we always come back to the evil that has spread since Adam and Eve set foot on this planet. Are we selfish or compassionate? Do we act on our primal instincts or do we use our brains and our hearts to make decisions? Should a heart be important? What defines our humanity? How do we gain or lose it?
  • The heart coal (yep, you’ll have to read for more info) .
  • Power: Gods are involved, its expected. But what measure do we take to gain it? Where does our humanity help or hurt us?

Great book. Nice helping of blood and guts, which traumatized one of my friends.  I grew up reading Dean Koontz, who is not necessarily grotesque but more on the dark side of things. This book was totally my style….I guess I did pick the book 😉  But in all honestly I just found it as a suggestion from Amazon as a book club pick. Therefore not totally my fault.

Has anyone read this book? Thoughts? What do you desire in a book club?






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