Wednesday, August 23, 2006

future book club selections

I'm coordinating the book club at work. After compiling the results of our massive ballot, here's what I came up with as a schedule.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
to be discussed September 27th (my b-day)

Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman's Trek Across the Rooftop of the World by Sorrel Wilby
to be discussed October 25th

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
to be discussed November 29th

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho
to be discussed December 2006

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
to be discussed January 2007

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Dubner & Levitt
to be discussed February 2007

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Phillip Pullman
to be discussed March 2007

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
to be discussed April 2007

Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
to be discussed May 2007

Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
to be discussed June 2007

Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson
to be discussed July 2007

Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
to be discussed August 2007

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
to be discussed September 2007

The Poet and the Murderer: A True Story of Literary Crime and the Art of Forgery by Simon Worrall
to be discussed October 2007

The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue
to be discussed November 2007


  1. WAY too heavy for me. :D

    You still have time to add The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, you know. Brilliant book. ;)

  2. I've read quite a few of these. I think you'll enjoy them!


  3. _The Time Traveler's Wife_ is the only one I've already read. Though I do have quite a few of the selections on Mt. TBR ;)

  4. I've read 4 of them, and tried to get through The Dante Club. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it when you finish it (if you manage to finish it - good luck!).

    I haven't heard of some of them though.