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.