Based on how our discussions went last year, we decided to go for an even mix of contemporary fiction and "other."
I have to admit that there are a couple of books on the list that I'm not sure I'll like, but that's part of what makes being in a book club so enjoyable; you're challenged to read things you wouldn't necessarily pick for yourself.
February 2011: Tinkers by Paul Harding (contemp. fiction)
March 2011: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (fables/satire)
April 2011: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (contemp. fiction)
May 2011: A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane (mystery/thriller)
June 2011: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (contemp. fiction)
July 2011: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (paranormal)
August 2011: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (contemp. fiction)
September 2011: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley (YA/fantasy)
October 2011: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (contemp. fiction)
November 2011: True Grit by Charles Portis (western)
December 2011/January 2012: Room by Emma Donoghue (contemp. fiction)
February 2012: Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick (nonfiction)
March 2012: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman (contemp. fiction)
April 2012: The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming (alternate history)