Crowd Sourced Book Club

One of the awesome things about books is that they can be a deeply personal experience and a communal one was well. Anyone who’s been part of a book club (well, a book club where they actually read the book instead of just drinking wine … it’s best if you both read AND drink the wine) knows that the way you see a book can be really different than the way your friends see it. (I nearly came to blows in book club once over Waiting for the Barbarians.)

Since we at PostScript love book-awesomeness, we’re going to try to bring some of that crowd sourcing magic to you. We’ll pick a new title every month and run a few different perspectives on it. Cal and I will each take a stab at the book, and then we’ll hand it over to our other writers.

We’d love to hear from you, too. Comment on our posts or on Facebook, or tweet us @81churchstreet. Have more to say? Send a 250-word review to, and we’ll consider running it on the site.


This month’s pick is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s the story of a missing wife, a fractured marriage, and a husband who lies to the reader as well as to the police. We know, we know — it sounds like the plot to a CSI episode. But according to some of our favorite customers (and lots of people in the publishing industry who won’t shut up about it), this story is anything but ordinary. It’s filled with great writing, intrigue, and lots of humor as well.


Come by Church Street to pick up a copy of the book, or click here to download the ebook immediately. Then grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine), and let us know what you think.



Carrie Rollwagen is co-owner and book buyer at Church Street Coffee & Books.


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