A bunch of friends, some of whom have never met, from all over North America and beyond, getting together in our jammies to talk about books and eat chocolate.
I loved this book. Really made me think about my own life and relationships. Can't wait to discuss it. :)
I look forward to our conversation! I'll post on Tuesday evening - my fave jammies are at the ready. Someone mentioned in an earlier post that the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed would be a good addition. I have since read it and loved it. I think it would be a good addition to the list. Another one that I enjoyed a lot is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It is a young-adult novel which might be a nice way to switch up the genres. Green writes for young adults but he doesn't offer them fluff - this book is raw and honest and yes, it will make you cry. Still, very good reading.
I've added 2 books to the schedule -- Wild, first suggested by Neighbor Lady and endorsed by Sue, and Native Tongue, by Suzette Haden Elgin, suggested by Liz. (Don't confuse this with the Cark Hiassen book, which is pretty darned funny, but a very different book.) Keep those ideas coming!I really liked Justice Sonia Sotomayor's My Beloved World. Non-fiction, and only currently available in hardcover and kindle; but maybe for down the road?
Hmmm, if we're opening it up to young adult books, one I really enjoyed was "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney. Or pretty much anything by that author.
Of course, that definitely doesn't fall into the category of fine literature. But it was a fun, exciting, easy read that also had some a bit more complex themes, I think.
I take it nobody liked the Les Miserables idea?
PK, we have not put Les Mis on the schedule yet. A concern is that this book runs close to 1500 pages! That is a lot to ask of readers; the hosts are daunted. But, it has been suggested that we break with book club convention, and discuss the 2012 movie instead. It will come out on disc in late March, so everyone should have an opportunity to buy, rent, or borrow it by June, when we have openings in the schedule. (Netflix plans to offer it at an unspecified date, and is taking pre-orders.)What do you think?
A few suggestions I have, that I would be more than willing to host, would be Rebecca or Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier. I also like Remarkable Creatures Tracey Chevelier.
I love the idea for Remarkable Creatures, myself. Started it briefly and then got distracted by other reads (but totally not an indication of interestingness--I was travelling when I started it....)--Neighbor Lady
OK -- Remarkable Creatures, having the endorsement of two members, is on the list. And so is the 2012 movie version of Les Miserables. I put that in the later slot to be sure everyone has a chance to see it, because new releases can take a while to get at the library, video store, or via netflix. I have not seen this movie, but have heard that it is gorgeous.
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