Thursday, April 11, 2013

What we read

I have made passing references to our bookclub, but last Tuesday was our once a year day when we choose the nine books for the next twelve months (we take July, August & December off).  We try to have a mix of fiction & non-fiction, contemporary & classic (& I confess I like to see one low brow choice  à la Nancy Drew). & of course one wild card like a play or an epic poem or someday maybe a graphic novel.  But that is just the ideal; what we read is what gets bought to the table & voted on. 

As a result of this mi, it is rare for any given book not to be modified by a previous book.  For example, earlier this year we read Mark Kurlansky's Salt, which made for an unusual & unexpected tie in to A Tale of Two Cities

Without further ado, here are the 2013-2014 books:

June  2013:  End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

September: New Ways to Kill Your Mother by Colm Toibin

October: The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer

November: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

January 2014: The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett

February: Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor

March: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

April: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

May: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Alison Hoover Bartlett

Most of the books, so far can be seen here:

Kitchen Table Bookclub

Too Many Cooks
Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Lady
The Secret of the Old Clock
The Love Queen Of The Amazon
Salt: A World History
How Fiction Works
The Black Moth
Forgive the Moon
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families
The Songlines
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
Baking Cakes in Kigali
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
My Latest Grievance
The Clothes They Stood Up In
Beautiful Ruins

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