February Book Club

In February, my book club read How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. I’ve already read the first two books in this series and I was excited to have my book club read the first book and discuss it. Here’s what we all thought:

  • Everyone liked the movie better than the book.
  • Almost everyone was disappointed in how different the book and the movie are from each other.
  • A few people wondered how the movie came about since they are so different.
  • Everyone disliked the idea that the dragons aren’t ridden in the books.
  • Some people listened to the audio book and really enjoyed David Tennant’s voices for the characters.
  • Some people thought Toothless was a spoiled brat. Others thought he acted like an evil toddler.
  • One person thought the author talked down to the intended audience.

In March, we’re reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I probably won’t read it, but only time will tell.

We also came with a list of books we want to read for our 2018-2019 year. We will vote on them to create our short list between now and next book club.

Have you read How to Train Your Dragon? If so, what did you think?

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