Yesterday, my book club met to select our reading list for the year. We each get to pitch two books and then we go through a couple of rounds of voting to narrow it down to twelve or thirteen books. But yesterday, we didn’t have a lot of people show and some people only pitched one book so we only had to eliminate three books to get our list down to twelve.
The three that were eliminated:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
It was a great meeting. There was food and lots of good book talk plus the day was so pretty so we ended up outside.
The final list is below, and I will also post it under the Book Club tab at the top of the page. I also list the previous lists there in case you are curious.
Final List: (Begins with March since we already had Jan & Feb chosen from last year, see full list on Book Club tab)
MAR – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
APR – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
MAY – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
JUN – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
JUL – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
AUG – Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
SEP – Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
OCT – I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
NOV – Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
DEC- A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
JAN – TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
FEB – Havisham by Ronald Frame
I pitched Never Fall Down and Twelve Years a Slave but overall, I think these books will generate plenty of discussion.
What am I reading?
What am I cooking?
Nothing special. I might make a chicken stir fry for dinner. Sometimes you just want chicken and rice or something simple and today is one of those days.
What am I watching?
I just watched this week’s American Horror Story. What’s happened to that show? The first season was so brilliant. The second, strange but still watchable. This season is just a blood fest. With them being witches, they are killed and resurrected so many times, I can’t even keep track of who is alive anymore.
I think I need to go back to watching Leave it to Beaver.