I grew up in a family of readers. Our house had books in the bookcase, beside beds, next to chairs, books in German, French and English, some Spanish, fairy tales next to Freud, Kipling next to physics texts. I love reading, and I find myself lost sometimes with too many books going at once. I need a plan.
My book group met tonight and we developed a list of books we'd like to read together. Actually, we have a list that is far too long and we narrowed it down to 3 books from now until Dec. Here is our short list and dates of meetings (KF book group people, take note please):
Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter; meeting Oct 15 @ Judy's house
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes; meeting Nov 12 @ Cathy's house (is this okay with you Cathy?)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick; meeting Dec 10 @ Beth's house
Freedom: A Novel by Jonathon Franzan
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style by Tim Gunn
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks byRebecca Skloot
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky by Jennifer Steil
Being Wrong:Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
Sunday's Child (The Pea Island Gold Trilogy) by Tom Lewis
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
We have a nice blend of genres, of old and new, fiction and non fiction. Still to come---an autobiography or biography. I'm interested in True Compass and could use some suggestions for additional biographies. We'd like to include a book/movie combination and this title was suggested-Never let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Beth seemed ambivalent about including it after having read a summary, so I found a trailer to watch. I think the film will be as wonderful as Remains of the Day but far creepier...here is a conversation with Mr. Ishiguro about the themes within the story.
As always, I ended the evening feeling full of excitement for all the new titles discussed, and having had far too much dessert!