Our First Bookmark, 2011

It seems Melissa was spying, or maybe she just noticed that a friend who was in another book club had a bookmark that listed all the books the group would read that year. Luckily, anyone who might be reading this doesn’t have to stoop to spying as there are so many sites online that offer book club ideas! Well, our group had limped along long enough. It was time for a list of books for the year. We didn’t change anything about how we chose the books, only that we chose twelve instead of one at a time. Everyone gave a suggestion or two, we looked at some lists and we patched them together. This was the fist bookmark.

The reading list for the year:

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Mists of Avalon by Marianne Zimmer Bradley

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson