Thursday, January 17, 2008

future book club selections, 2008-2009

It seems like I've been waiting forever to finalize and post this list, but the wheels of democracy turn slowly...

In any case, it looks like we have a nice variety of books on the schedule and I'm looking forward to discussing them.

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
To be discussed: February 27, 2008

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
To be discussed: March 26, 2008

Room with a View by E.M. Forster
To be discussed: April 23, 2008

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
To be discussed: May 28, 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
To be discussed: June 25, 2008

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman
To be discussed: July 23, 2008

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
To be discussed: August 2008, date TBD

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
To be discussed: September 2008, date TBD

Austenland by Shannon Hale
To be discussed: October 2008, date TBD

Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker
To be discussed: November 2008, date TBD

Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
To be discussed: December 2008, date TBD

Possession by A.S. Byatt
To be discussed: January 2009, date TBD

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
To be discussed: February 2009, date TBD

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
To be discussed: March 2009, date TBD

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
To be discussed: April 2009, date TBD

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
To be discussed: May 2009, date TBD

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
To be discussed: June 2009, date TBD

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
To be discussed: July 2009, date TBD

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To be discussed: August 2009, date TBD

Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
To be discussed: September 2009, date TBD

Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson
To be discussed: October 2009, date TBD

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
To be discussed: November 2009, date TBD

Princess Bride by William Goldman
To be discussed: December 2009, date TBD


  1. Looks good. I'm impressed you guys look so far ahead. We go five or six books, but it's not a hard and fast order. Things change.

    We're a fluid group.

  2. Actually, I was only planning to do the schedule for 2008, but we figured that since we were doing voting anyway, we might as well make the most of the results.

  3. An interesting selection. 'Water for Elephants' is our April read. I don't know anything about it, so I must wait and see what I make of it.