November 24, 2015

2016 Reading List - Our Year of Love and Learning

The Bookworms have always been eclectic readers and willing to challenge themselves and 2016 will be no exception. In 2016, though, we are going to change things up a bit. First of all, you'll notice that our books all fit into a theme - Love and Learning. We'll be reaching out into the world to learn about new cultures, finding out what it's like to be someone other than a white woman in the suburbs, and looking and marriage and motherhood.

We'll travel to Sweden, India, Syria, St. Thomas, France, and Ireland. We'll pair a nonfiction read with a fiction read to learn more about India. We'll venture into new territory for us when we read two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries, which will also allow us to open the group to other generations. We'll peek into an historical marriage, meet a couple of tough ladies, and read some award-winning books.

January and February are the result of requests from members. Bear in mind that if you have something you really want to read that would make a good book club choice, nothing on the schedule is set in stone. However, one of the goals in setting the schedule for the coming year was to steer a bit away from "the latest thing." They are tougher to get from the library and we don't want anyone to feel like they have to buy a hardcover book. As scheduled, there should be enough lead time (other than maybe January) to get to books in time at the library.

The schedule is posted in the left column. The summer schedule may be tweaked so that we might work in something lighter - keep your eyes out for something that might work. You know, in the vein of The Rosie Project or Where'd You Go Bernadette, something that is lighter but still gives us something to talk about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great choices for 2016, L. Can't wait to read these (even past page 50)! - CDP