Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Club

A colleague and I were discussing her new Breakfast Book Club and I thought I could assist by offering a list of the books studied as part of the Back Door Bookers Book Club I am gratefully a part of.  I also thought that sharing this list might help others.

Here are the books we've had thus far (I have forgotten some):
  • The Red Tent - such a classic - women will really appreciate
  • Middlesex by Geoffrey Eugenides – this was a beauty 
  • Dirt Music by Time Winton – great story – incredible writer - good to do an Australian author/setting
  • Monkey Grip by Helen Garner – great because it's set in melbourne 
  • The Slap – we also analysed the tv series episode 1 - what a series!
  • Big Love- TV series one
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemmingway
  • Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton – a children's classic - this was fabulous – focus on the changes in childhood and boy/girl stereotypes
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • The Secret River by kate Grenville – set in Australia – colonial times and issues between white settlers and Aboriginal people – really moving
  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald – we wanted to get this one in before the release of the film – such an incredible book and good for deep analysis
  • How it feels by Brendan Cowell – this is actually pretty disturbing - but we wanted to do this one as an up and coming author - fairly full on themes 
  • The Byron Journals  by Daniel DuCrou – we did this one because we had the author coming to speak at our book club - DuCrou was a real charmer and we enjoyed this book meet so much
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist
That's all I can think of at the moment.
Book club is such fun!

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