Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Choices for July-December 2014

Ready to choose some books again?  Please take some time to scroll through this list (and follow links) so that you are ready to choose books at our May meeting.  I just copied our list from last year, deleted the books we choose and added in a few additional options.  If you have an additional suggestions for one/more categories, please edit the post to add it to the list so that we can all check it out too.

  • July - Travels to Remember... a travelogue from anywhere around the world
          Here's an amazing list of travelogue options!  from that list, my top three suggestions are:
  1. From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
  2. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
  3. Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
  • August - Library Kit
- see HPL book club kits on the side bar for options
- Library Kit suggestions:
  1. The Birth House by Ami MacKay
  2. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
  3. Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
  4. any other suggestions?
  • September - Reading the Classics 
- books still on our "hit list" include: 
  1.  The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  4. The Invisible Man by HG Wells
  5. Les Miserable by Victor Hugo
  6. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  7.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  8. any other classic you've always thought you should read but never got around to yet....

  • October - Mystery Night 
- books still on our hit list include:
  1. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett... a classic
  2. good old Agatha Christie
  3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
  4. mysteries for thinking women list from Oprah
  5. any other suggestions?

  • November - Muckraking Madness 
- books still on our "hit list" include:
  1. The Bitter Cry of Children by John Spargo  ( published in 1906 concerning the horrors of child labour)
  2. Welcome to Shirley by Kelly McMasters (a memoir about growing up in a town polluted by nuclear waste and chemical spills)
  3. here's a helpful list of best muckraking books ; and other list of muckrakers
  4. Bet the Farm by Fredrick Kaufman
  5.  other suggestions?

  • December - Get Cooking 
 - any suggestions?  We looking for good food with a bit of a "story" to it :-)
  1. Dinner - A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
  2. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
  3. Sous Chef by Michael Gibney. 
  4. My Paris Kitchen Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz

Please pop into the comments and add any suggestions that you may have.  I'll add those to the list so that everyone can check them out and think about them before the May meeting so that we can choose books at that meeting.

If you are unable to make the May meeting, please add a comment with your preferences here so we can take them into account.  Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Found a couple cookbooks I thought looked interesting:
    ~ Sous Chef by Michael Gibney. I believe this is more of a Nobel about what it is like to be a sous chef in a high end restaurant. I think it would be interesting:)
    ~ My Paris Kitchen Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz
    ~ also the lady who wrote "The DInner: a love story" also has a new one called "dinner the play book".
    Just thought these looked good;)


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