Friday, September 6, 2013

Looking Ahead to 2014

  • January - Change Your World... an inspirational book that could be a biography or autobiography
         - some options include:
    • Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng (the true story of one woman's sufferings during the Cultural Revolution in China... see review in July 2010) 
    • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (about building schools to educate women in Afganistan)... this book is also interesting in that it has been widely discredited
    • Night by Elie Wiesel (a classic memoir about one teen's struggle to come to terms with guilt and God after surviving the death camps in WWII)
    • I Hate to Leave this Beautiful Place by Howard Norman (a memoir)
    • Warrior Princess by Mindy Budgor (the story of the first female Masaai warrior)
    • Queen of the Air by Dean N Jensen (a biography that may inspire a new fitness routine for 2014?!)
    • An Invisible Thread (reminds me of Same Kind of Different As Me)
    • Some Assembly Required (a true story of a woman's first grandson and how he changes her life)
         - hostess: Sherrie

  • February - Be My Valentine...  In Feb 2012 and 2013, we had a couples book club meeting on a Friday in mid-February and picked something that we felt quite sure that the guys would enjoy too -along with a full meal - appetizers, dinner and dessert- and this went over really well.  Last year, we asked the guys to choose the next book. 
        - some options include:
    • The Orenda by Joseph Boyden.. Canadian history, big adventure, amazing author
    • A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout (for the girls) and The Price of Life by Nigel Brennan (for the guys)... his and hers versions of their experience of being kidnapped in Somalia
    • Doppler by Erlend Loe .. for the hunters amoung us :-)
        - hostess: Trish

  • March - Reader's Choice... we usually give the hostess first dibs here, although anyone with a favorite that they are itching to read with us could step up here.
          - here a master list of favorite book club picks to inspire us!
         - hostess: Amanda

  • April - NEW The Lastest Buzz ... one the most talked about novels of the year; any genre or age level as long as there is some buzz around the book lately
         - here's the NYT best-seller list to get us started
         - some options include:
         - hostess: Danielle

  • May - Forgotten Favorites... a classic children's novel; sometimes we push the boundaries on "classic" and read the hottest new book for Middle Graders instead
         - some options include:
        - hostess: Tessa

  • June - Short and Sweet... a short story collection for this busy month; read only a few stories or the whole book.
         - some options include:
         - hostess: Sarah

Any suggestions to add?  Please click on the pencil at the bottom of the post and add your suggestions directly to the post.  A link is helpful for directing us to the book and a short description is nice too!


  1. A house in the sky is one I have in my indigo cart:) For January "Mistaken Identity" might also be a good read.

  2. Here are my picks/thoughts :)
    Jan: An Invisible Thread. I thought this book sounded very interesting as I have walked past many people on the streets and not given them a second thought.
    Feb: Doppler. Sounds like it could be a funny read. Not serious but fun.
    March: I have 3 suggestions. Kite runner, Glass Castle and My sister's keeper. All of these books I have wanted to read but have not gotten the chance to yet.
    Apr: The 100 year old man. I just thought out of the suggestions for this month this one might be interesting and funny.
    May: Wonder.
    June: I have no idea :)

    There are my 2 cents :)
    Have a nice night,


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