Saturday, January 19, 2008

NWCC Student Book Club!

A brave new instructor will be leading the college's first student book club starting this January. I'm very excited for him. He has eight students signed up, and just look at the list! I'm taking part as an older member and look forward to reading and discussing all these books. Let's Read!

January 30th
Graham Greene
Our Man in Havana(1958)

February 13th
Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim(1954)

February 27th
Vladimir Nabokov

March 5th
Larry Brown
Big Bad Love(1990)

March 26th
Barry Hannah
Bats Out of Hell(1993)

April 9th
Louise Erdrich
The Antelope Wife(1999)

April 23rd
Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses(1992)

May 7th
Edwidge Danticat
The Dew Breaker(2005)

Note: The image is from Planet Book Club


Erica said...

that sounds great! book clubs rock :)

also you might be interested to know--our adult dept. has a special jane austen display right now since masterpiece theatre is showing movies of all her novels, AND in march (i think) they're going to have a jane austen tea! and we might get to dress up in 18th/19th century clothes for it! i am so ridiculously excited :)

Lesley said...

I love that graphic, can I use it?

I've never read any of those books but the ones I've never heard of sound very interesting. Good luck and enjoy!

Diane said...

I've only read Lolita, but I'll check out some of the others.

Bookfool said...

That sounds like a mildly daunting but fun list of books. Of course, you know Larry's my hero. I'd join it just to discuss one of his books. :)

ricklibrarian said...

Wow, every other week. It looks good. I hope it works.

Anonymous said...

I am abig fan of Graham Greene's work! :-)

maggie moran said...

Sounds like fun Erica! Wish I could see a picture of the display! Do y'all flickr?

I got the graphic from Planet Book Club, Lesley. There is a link at the bottom of the post. You'll need to get permission from them if you plan to use it in promotional materials.

I'm excited about the list 'cos I haven't read any of them, Lesley and Diane. I've read other works by these authors except for Nabokov.

I think it's a little ambitious for 2nd semester college students, Bookfool and Rick. I'm keeping positive though, plus everyone should read a little Larry! :D

Too bad you are so far away Paul! You could add so much to the discussion. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish that I was there Maggie. Perhaps we shall meet someday. :-)

maggie moran said...

Along the banks of the Seine... :D