Besides the frivolous reading that I'm doing these days, our book club is also getting under way for the year. This past Sunday evening, we opened the year with my pick from last year, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I highly recommend this book. I have read it twice and listened to it twice now (CBC's Between the Covers produced an audio recording of it last spring, it's a staple on my iPod right now). Rumour has it that The Book of Negroes is in the running for replacing To Kill a Mocking Bird on High School reading lists. What do you think?
The books that we'll be reading this year include the following:
October - The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
November - The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
January - The Brothers K by David James Duncan
February- Persepolis by Mariane Satrapi
March - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
April - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
May - Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
June - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Apparently one of the books on the list (Persepolis) is a graphic novel, and I'm not so sure how I feel about that genre yet. Of all of the books on this list, I've read 4 so far - I'm looking forward to reading some of them again in the company of others - The Magician's Nephew, for example - if you've been reading this blog for ... at least 4 years, you may recall this post that I did while reading it last time. I'm excited to talk about it with others who are reading it for the first (or second) time since childhood.
Have you read any of the above books? What did you think about them?