Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Lineup

The votes are in. Here's what we'll be reading for the next few months:

September (Steve): Basin and Range, John McPhee
October (Jordan): Notes from the Underground by Dostoyevky
November (Emron): Nazi Literature in the Americas or Borges and the Eternal Orangutans (tied)
December (Brandon): Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
January (Adam): Barbarian Days, William Finnegan

Steve told me he was okay with hosting in September. The rest of you let me know if this works. We'll plan tentatively on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

I kept it in somewhat the same order as last time, but put mine later to give more time for that long book. Or if December is busy for everyone, we could push it back to January, maybe just do a movie night in December or something.

If anyone has input on good translations for Underground and Quixote, let us know.

Alright, I'm excited to dive into these, they all sound realy cool. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jordan book choices - Aug-2016

Hello brethren,

Here are my suggestions for books for the month that i'll host:

Cannery Row (Steinbeck)
All the light we cannot see (Anthony Doerr)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Notes from the underground (Dostoyevsky)
I and Thou (Martin Buber)

Steve's Picks for late 2016

Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
The Kingdom by the Sea, Paul Theroux
Tinkers, Paul Harding
Basin and Range, John McPhee
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

Blood Meridian