Monday, April 4, 2016

Looking Ahead July-Dec 2016

Here's our master list moved forward.. please do add your additional suggestions in the comments below!

July - Travels to Remember... a travelogue from anywhere around the world

  1. From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
  2. Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
  3. Are We Nearly There Yet? by Ben Hatch
  4. Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams 
  5. Here's an amazing list of travelogue options! 
  6. other suggestions?
August - Library Kit
- see HPL book club kits on the side bar for options

September - Reading the Classics 
  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  2. The Invisible Man by HG Wells
  3. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  4. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  5. here's a great (but short) list of classics... have you read all these?
  6. other suggestions?

October - Mystery Night 
  1. good old Agatha Christie
  2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  3. Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron
  4. The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
  5. one of the books from the Mrs Pollifax series by Dorothy Gilman
  6. mysteries for thinking women list from Oprah
  7. any other suggestions?
November - Muckraking Madness 
  1. Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom (about the effects of advertising) 
  2. The Bitter Cry of Children by John Spargo  ( published in 1906 concerning the horrors of child labour)
  3. Welcome to Shirley by Kelly McMasters (a memoir about growing up in a town polluted by nuclear waste and chemical spills)
  4. The Saturday Night Special by Robert Sherril
  5. here's a helpful list of best muckraking books ; and other list of muckrakers
  6.  other suggestions?
December - Get Cooking 
  1. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
  2. Sous Chef by Michael Gibney. 
  3. My Paris Kitchen Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz
  4. A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
  5. The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson
  6. other suggestions? We looking for good food with a bit of a "story" to it :-)

Please pop into the comments (or the post itself) and add any suggestions that you may have.  

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. The broad fork would be another suggestion for December

  2. For October, one of the Mrs. Pollifax series books (I read #4 many years ago, several times, and they don't need to be read in order as I remember)

  3. Hi - you can delete "vegetable literacy" from the December list ... I ordered it, and promptly returned it ;) Not what we're looking for for "book club" and a very heavy, mico-nutrient read ;)

  4. For July...Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams sounds like it could be a fun read

  5. Date Night In, may be a good December one too.


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