Our Book Club: At Age 2 1/2

My lovely friends and I formed a book club in January 2007, and we’ve been reading up a storm ever since.

Today I’m inspired by Gentle Reader over at Shelf Life, who posted her book club’s selections (some of which I’m apt to steal!)

Here’s what we have been reading:

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Cider House Rules by John Irving

All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Series – Short stories/novellas for the summer:
“People Like That Are the Only People Here” by Lorrie Moore
“A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
“The Awakening” by Kate Chopin

Series – Children’s books:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Any Nancy Drew mystery by Carolyn Keene

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki

various short stories by Edgar Allan Poe

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“Garden Guerrillas” [novella] by Jane Stevenson

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

We take turns selecting the books, which makes the mix interesting.

On Shelf Life, I read the words, “I love my book group.”
I just have to concur. Here’s looking at you, ladies.

4 thoughts on “Our Book Club: At Age 2 1/2

  1. You mentioned that you take turns choosing which book to read. I like that idea. I'm thinking of starting a book group soon and would like help with one question: Where do you meet? And does your present meeting arrangement work well? Okay, so two questions.

    May I suggest a couple of really good books? Book Thief, The Story of Forgetting and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  2. Booklogged,
    Thanks for the comments and suggestions — esp. the book suggestions!

    To answer your questions — We take turns hosting at our homes; there's an informal rotation. This works well because we all know each other quite well. These days, the person hosting is also the person who selected the book. Overall, the current arrangements — each of us hosting, plus each of us taking turns selecting books — are going well!

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