Friday, September 18, 2009

book club voting lists (4 of 4)

This post explains what the lists are all about...

World Literature
  1. Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland)
  2. Blindness by Jose Saramago (Portugal)
  3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Dominican Republic)
  4. Farming of Bones by Edwige Dandicat (Haiti)
  5. The Garden of Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani (Italy)
  6. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie(Nigeria)
  7. The History of Danish Dreams by Peter Hoeg (Denmark)
  8. The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa (Pakistan)
  9. Snow by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
  10. The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
  11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
  12. Waiting by Han Jin (China)
  13. Wild Meat and the Belly Burgers by Lois-Ann Yamanaka (Hawaii)
Young Adult
  1. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
  2. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  3. The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven
  4. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  6. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
  7. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  8. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  9. Sovay by Celia Rees
  10. Strictest School in the World, The: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken by Howard Whitehouse
  11. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Special Month: Your Choice by Author X
(voters will pick their top two)
  • Jane Austen
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Henry James
  • Toni Morrison
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Jodi Picoult
Special Month: Margaret Atwood
She's be speaking at the University at Buffalo on March 3, 2010, so we'll read her in February in preparation
(voters will pick their top two)I'll post our reading list for 2010-2011 as soon as the results are in...

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