The best thing about being in a Book Club (okay, besides the food and wine) is that everybody gets a say in what we’ll be reading.  What this means to hard-heads like me is I’ll sometimes need to read books I wouldn’t choose.  Imagine!

Here’s our list for 2012.

Mar —THE HUNGER GAMES, Suzanne Collins
Apr — BECOMING MADAME MAO, Anchee Min
May —REBECCA, Daphne DuMaurier
Jun — RUSSIAN WINTER, Daphne Kalotay
Jul — THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, Michael Chabon
Aug — COLD SASSY TREE, Olive Ann Burns
Sep — A FINE BALANCE, Rohinton Mistry
Oct — 11/22/63, Stephen King
Nov — FRANKENSTEIN, Mary Shelley

With our February pick, I’ve been brought kicking and screaming to a book I’ve avoided for a year.  A darling of the New York literary universe.  A “Must Read.”  Written by a young, first time novelist.  Up for a bunch of awards.  Magical realism.  And you know what?  Thank goodness.  Because this hard-head has been stuck in reading limbo, bored to tears, unable to finish much of anything I’ve chosen on my own.

THE TIGER’S WIFE it is.  I read the first few pages last night before I nodded off.  And guess what?  I already kind of like it.

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