Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What we are reading for the next year or so

Last night was our annual book club book selection.  We meet monthly most of the year but take two months off over the summer & the month of December so we are usually looking for nine titles with a good mix of fiction/non-fiction, classics/fluff (or that brass ring:  classic fluff).

This year we had no real wildcards (poems or collections or plays) but B****** & I had both heard an NPR program about a novel about RLStevenson & I have suggested Treasure Island before as a quick-read.  Merging them together seemed natural. 
Our other choices came from all over the place.  Old favorites of non-members (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), recently deceased authors in the news (The Snow Leopard), recently banned books in the news (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).  It is not unusual for books to be proposed by different people in different years (The Light Between Oceans).  One in particular made me laugh because it was proposed by another member but until I was reading the blurb I had completely forgotten I had read it..& loved it (I will let you guess which one). 

Without further ado here are the next books.  Yes we choose through September 2015; that whole taking the summer off thing means we have been facing our big book almost immediately & we all thought maybe we would like to work up to that one instead.

Sept 2014:  Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
October 2014:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
November 2014:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
January 2015:  Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
February 2015:  The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
March 2015:  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman 
April 2015:  Under the Wide & Starry Sky by Nancy Horan AND Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
May 2015:  Art Thief by Noah Charney
June 2015:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Sept 2015:  The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

If you are interested you can take a wander through current & previous selections on
my kitchen-table-book-club shelf:
Marybeth's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (kitchen-table-book-club shelf)

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