book club ideas

Well. This was not actually meant to be a post. I was sitting with my friends at book club this evening, and we were trying to decide what to read next. Every month we narrow our choices down to about six books, and then the next month we can't remember any of the previous suggestions. So I told the group I would make a running list. And I remembered that last night I made a posterous account, so that I could have somewhere to dump my instagram photos. I told my friends I would post the list there. This caused my friends to laugh at me for having yet another social media account. One of them may have threatened an intervention. Then one of my friends discovered that the list I thought I emailed to my new posterous account just posted to my blog, and they laughed at me again, because it was so cryptic and random. And then I made a big deal about it, and they told me I could just delete it, and I tried to explain that it had just been auto-updated to my facebook page and fan page and twitter, and they just laughed at me more. Then I tried to explain google reader and broken links and 404 errors. More laughter. So, the moral of the story is: a) my friends mock me, b) you cannot fix a cryptic blog post with a paragraph of exposition, but you can try, and c) we need help picking our next book club book. What do you recommend?

(For the book club, I mean. Although I'm open to suggestions on how to elicit more empathy from my friends as well.)
Swamplandia!
  
Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)


Zeitoun 


Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)


The Alchemist
 The Alchemist 


The Secret Scripture: A Novel
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel



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