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Recently, I was inspired by one of my friends who vowed that, this summer, she would read one book a week. I thought this was an absolutely fantastic idea and wanted to challenge myself, too. More importantly, though, I think you should join me! The last time you drove past a library, didn’t you tell yourself “Man, I seriously need to start reading more…”? If you didn’t, please go get in a vehicle, cruise past the bookstore, and mutter the above to yourself. Now welcome to the book club.
Listed below are the books I will be reading each week (and yeah, I am giving myself two weeks for a few…what can I say? Russian lit. takes some work!) So while I would be thrilled if you used my selections as ideas, and would love to chat with you about any of them, I encourage you to pick up something you’ve been meaning to check out.
As for the four bolded selections, these are my “official” book club picks for this summer. The week following the reading of the book, I’ll set up a date and time for all of us to discuss what we thought; share questions etc. More details will follow as the date approaches.
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Week of June 24th: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Week of July 1st: Maus by Art Spiegelman
Week of July 8th: House of Leaves by Anonymous
Week of July 15th: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Week of July 22nd: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Week of July 29th: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Week of August 5th: The Shipping News by Anne Proulx
Week of August 12th: Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Week of August 19th: Don Quixote … continued
Week of August 26th: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Week of September 2nd: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Week of September 9th: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Week of September 16th: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Week of September 23rd: Life: A User’s Manual by George Perec
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Well…what do you think? Anything you can’t wait to read? Anything that made you roll your eyes? What would you have included on this list?