Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Book Club

Who wants to have a Summer Book Club? (Mom? Anybody?)

I thought we could try to read one book a week through the end of the summer. Below are some of my suggestions; leave yours in the comments. There are a few simple rules, though:


Okay, that’s all I can think of, though I reserve the right to promulgate additional rules on the spot as necessary. As soon as we get at least ten nominees, I'll put up a poll so we can vote on the books. I figure we have nine weeks left until Labor Day.

My list:


  1. I'd love to do this! I'll second the idea of the Sedaris.

    But there is no way I can do a book a week (sadly). Can I join in and drop out as needed?

  2. Jenny -- Well I guess we'll let you stay, SLACKER. ;-)

    People -- nominate more books!

  3. I'm up for the Sedaris as well, but I also nominate Sara Bird's "How Perfect is That" which I happened to buy recently at Costco... :)

  4. I vote for Jincy Willett. I'm up for Sedaris, but I think a lot of the pieces in the book have already been in the New Yorker, so we will be re-reading. As for other suggestions, "Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy" by Robert Leleux, or possibly "What It Is" by Lynda Barry might be fun.

  5. I do I do! How about every 2 weeks?

    I like Sedaris, but really, once you have read one, you have read them all...

    I am up for anything, though. Next on my personal list is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. It's kinda a memoir, NOT fiction.

  6. I'm in. Let me think of some books and I'll be back.
    I thought The Writing Class looked good.
    Oh wait, now I 'm thinking. I'm reading White Teeth next, but Mamacita, you recommended that already. I just read A Beautiful Boy (different from Letitia's), but it's a bummer. No dead babies but still really sad (meth addiction).

  7. I can't do sad this summer. I've sworn it off for July and August.

    Right now, I can barely read the back of my shampoo bottle, I'm run ragged. I'm in as soon as we return from vacation, tell me what to pick up at the airport bookstore!

  8. I thought of another one -- Shining City.


    A Daily Candy recommendation.

    Man inherits brothers dry cleaners-cum-escort service. Wife markets the hell out of it. Chaos insues.

  9. Ohhhh. I read "I Capture the Castle". I found it at the all-free bookstore. It's a sweet little book.