Time to go back to the books, Ladies! Summer reading is fading away slowly (Breaking Dawn, anyone?), let's get ready for Year Two of our delightful Book Club.
Now that we have the six Jane Austen novels under our belts, it's time to move on to new fields of inquiry...and reveal your secret literary shame! Everyone has a book (or two) that you've never read despite its classic status, its blockbuster sales, or the fact that friends near and far have tried repeatedly to foist it on you, praising its brilliance. Sometimes you fake your way through conversations about the basic plot points....sometimes you rail against its overratedness...and sometimes you just don't correct people who assume you must have read it, right?
So let's tackle that rogue's gallery this year -- except for Moby Dick, that's disqualified.
Post a comment below on your personal Hall of Shame reads -- Jane Eyre, perhaps? The Grapes of Wrath? The Corrections? Anything at all by Neal Gaiman? Or Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, or Tolstoy? Let it all hang out, ladies. I'll shuffle everything into a ballot, and we'll vote on the first read.
As for our first get-together, how about Tuesday September 30th, in Watertown? Comments and suggestions welcome.
Shame on! :P