Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Rules of Civility

December's selection:

What a great book club we had!  I guess it didn't hurt that I handed everyone an Aviation the moment they walked in the door.  We had a rollicking discussion over Rules of Civility, which was largely panned by the group, but not hated by those that listened to the audio version.

We also had a White Elephant Book Exchange, which was such a hoot.  Stand-out books were Jacqueline Suzanne's biography, Where Babies Come From, and 50 Shades of Grey.

Monday, November 5, 2012

After Henry

After Henry, by Joan Didion, for November.

Check it out, the British edition is called Sentimental Journeys.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Little Brother, Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a proponent of Creative Commons, anti-DRM - there are lots copies of his book available for (free!) download here.  Wondering why he does that?  Read this.

Valley of the Dolls

We read the book

and then watched the movie in my backyard!  Super-fun book club!


June selection...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some ideas

Waiting for Snow in Havana - Carlos Eire
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky

The Marriage Plot by Eugenides
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Goats by Brock Cole
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
His Own Where by June Jordan

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Kingsolver

Habibi, Craig Thompson
Bumped, Megan McCafferty 
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, Jennifer Pozner

Maybe another classic?
 Maybe something by Ian McEwan?
Maybe something super cheesy and dramatic?  A western? Or Valley of the Dolls?
Or Colette or something?

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
A Woman in Jerusalem -  A. B. Yehoshua
Just Kids - Patti Smith
The Imperfectionists - Tom Rachman
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
Chicago: City on the Make (60th Anniversary Edition) - Nelson Algren
You Are Free: Stories - Danzy Senna
Play It As It Lays - Joan Didion
Housekeeping or Gilead - Marilynne Robinson

awwww we love book club

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Marriage Plot, January 2012

2011 History

Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick
A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
Crossing California, Adam Langer
We the Living, Ayn Rand
Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer
Poetry Magazine 
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart

2010 History

Satanic Verses 
The Catcher in the Rye 
Breathe, Eyes, Memory 
Generation A 
Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

2009 History

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
A High Wind in Jamaica, Richard Hughes
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
Brazen, Susan Johnson
I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
Atmospheric Disturbances, Rivka Galchen
Maps and Legends, Michael Chabon
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

2008 History

Payback, Margaret Atwood
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell
Willful Creatures, by Aimee Bender
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer

2012 History

The Rules of Civility, Amor Towels
After Henry, Joan Didion
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Suzanne
Race, Studs Terkle
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeannette Winterson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenedies