Reader Rendezvous – March Buddy Read

Are you looking for a virtual bookish space to connect and share your love of books? Look no further than Reader Rendezvous!

Visit the Reader Rendezvous webpage for more information about the book club, how to join, your hosts and the monthly reads.



After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late.

*Description from Goodreads.

Genre: contemporary fiction with magical realism

Themes: grief, loss, friendship, and redemption

Setting: Sowell Bay, a fictional small town in northern Washington State

Content Warnings: grief, child death, abandonment, addiction, animal death, drug abuse, cancer, suicide, pregnancy, alcohol, suicide attempt, chronic illness, confinement,

Reading Breakdown:

Discord channels are organized by part to minimize spoilers and keep the chat going while reading. This book does not have numbered chapters, so the chapter titles are used instead.

Section 1: Day 1,299 - Got Baggage?

Section 2: Busted by Loyal - Day 1,349

Section 3: Some Trees - After All

Grab a copy to read with us this month!

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures