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!