Library Book Club Reading List for 2010

My book club met last night for our annual book selection meeting. We choose our books for the entire year. This seems to work well for us and we all look forward to the meeting.

I took this screenshot off of Goodreads, but it’s the exact opposite of how we plan to read them. If you start on the lower right with Finn and then read from right to left, bottom to top, then you have the order. I also listed it down below. I always make a shelf in Goodreads for my  book club reading list, just to keep track of it. Next time, I’ll start with the last book first.

I’m really pleased with this list. We actually added two more books that take us into the next year so I did not list them officially here, but those two are Last Night in Twisted River and The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

2010 Library Book Club Reading List

Jan –  Finn by John Clinch [review]

Feb – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Mar  – True History of the Kelly Gang byPeter Carey

April  – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon [review] Changed to The Book Thief.

May – First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

June – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

July – Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink

Aug – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Sept – Invisible by Paul Auster

Oct – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Nov – Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Dec  – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

35 thoughts on “Library Book Club Reading List for 2010”

  1. We pick our books well ahead, too but have only gotten as far as May this year. I think there are a couple of us, that do a lot of blogging, that worry that we’ll miss something that just came out that’s great. Wolf Hall? I don’t think we could convince our group to read such a big book!

  2. My book group has loosely chosen our books for the year as well, some for example, The Help) are just waiting to be assigned a month based on the paperback release
    I agree with Lisa that selecting Wolf Hall would be pretty ambitious for my book group, just because of its length.
    This list is quite diverse, I might just end up virtually participating in your group if you don’t mind …..

    1. Please do! We typically do not choose books over 500+ but this time, there were so many that we wanted to read that fell into the chunkster category.

  3. Looks like a great list, and I’ll be interested in your thoughts on FINN, about which I’ve read rather varied reviews. Glad my favorite man John Irving made the list.

    My book club is supposed to be tackling WOLF HALL right now, but only about half of us have started it. Will be interesting to see how it goes.

  4. Oh Ti, somehow, I don’t know how or when, I got unsubscribed to your blog! I did wonder why I hadn’t read any of your posts in a while (I’m clearly subscribed to too many blogs, but that’s another story). Anyway, just wanted to apologize for not commenting in a while!

    Looks like you’ll be reading some interesting books this year. I so wish I belonged to a book club…

      1. I guess it must have happened when you switched to WordPress, although I’m not sure how! Anyway, I saw a comment you made on someone else’s blog and thought, Hey, I haven’t seen any of your posts in a while… Glad to be back!

  5. This is such a great list. I like the idea of selecting books for the entire year. How many in your group Ti, a mix of men and women? age group? sorry just curious…..wish I was in the group!

    1. I wish you were in our group too. Our group has about 22 members right now. It’s really a tad too large. We have two men but one is not there all the time.Ages vary from 20-80. All different backgrounds but mostly white.

  6. It looks like your group has a really good list of books for the next year. The bookclub that I am in is very small, and we choose our books month-to-month as we go.

  7. That is a pretty substantial list! I really enjoyed Case Histories, and Zeitoun was ranked as the top non-fiction book for 2009 by EW. And of course, what is not to love about Shadow of the Wind! I am excited to hear about all of them!

  8. That is some heavy reading you have a head of you! I wish I was a part of a real life book group. There was talk of starting one at work, but haven’t heard anything recently about it.
    Thanks for putting up with my shameless Grandma gig on my blog and leaving such nice comments! I am just so in love with that little girl and I want to share her cuteness with everyone.
    I hope you are alright with your crazy weather down there. It is downright tropical and dry up here. Is your house holding up? I sure hope you guys catch a break this weekend. 🙂

  9. It’s a great idea to pick your books for the year at one time…very organized too! SOme of these books are on my tbr pile and I’m really looking forward to them especially “The True History of the Kelly Gang” and “The Lacuna”.


  10. What a great and varied list! That’s a great way for a book club to pick their books too! My favorite is definitely Beneath a Marble Sky. Happy Reading!

  11. Ti…This is a wonderful array of books. I have many of your picks. I will try and read them when you do. I wish I had a book club. Shadow of the Wind is one of my absolute favorite books of all time. I quote it on my header.
    Have a great day.

  12. Great line-up! My book club only chooses a month or two in advance, and we could never read something as long as Wolf Hall! I will read that one on my own though.

  13. Hi. I see that you’re reading my first novel, Beneath a Marble Sky, for your book club in Nov. Thanks! If you’d like me to call into your book club, we can have a nice little chat via speakerphone. I do this every night and it always works well. You can email me at shors at Best wishes, John

    1. Thank you! I will mention it to the group. We meet at a public library so the logistics may not work butsometimes we meet at an alternate location. I will let you know.

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