There’s a bit of my red chair in the corner there. That’s
where I’ll be reading most of the book club books this
year—especially in the winter time . . .
You are holding up well under this strain of choosing books.
Only 4 more to choose, from this final list of 17 books–the
suggestions from our worthy book club members . . .
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi
The Red and the Black * Stendahl
Saving the World Julia Alvarez
Schulz and Peanuts David Michaelis
Simple Genius David Baldacci
A Suitable Boy Seth Vikram
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan C. Bradley
Thirteen Moons Charles Frazier**
This Boy’s Life Tobias Wolfe
The Third Man Graham Greene
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
Waiting for Snow in Havana Carlos Eire
Watership Down Richard Adams
When the Crocodile Eats the Sun Peter Godwin
Whirlwind James Clavell ***
Who Has Seen the Wind W.O. Mitchell
The World Without Us Alan Weisman
*Big prize if you can give Stendahl’s first name . . .
**I wonder if it’s as good as Thirteen Moons by James Thurber . . .
***I believe James is related to Miss Clavell in the Madeleine books . . .
Now you’ve seen the whole list of 51 books–good grief. Find your
very best 12. I’ve selected mine, but I’m not letting you in on that
secret for a while, oh, no, no, no.
What should you do with your list? Well, if you have time, I’d love to
hear from you—-email: booksandbooks (at) comcast.net — or just go
ahead and read them! I’ll be talking about some of them as the
book club reads them–and you can join in, too.