Monday, 7 December 2015

book club choices

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Boy!  Are we organized! Every fall, we choose books for the following year.
Each person pitches one classic and one contemporary novel.
Then we vote on those suggestions.
You would think we would run out of classics after 18 years.  
But we still came up with some great ideas.
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Our choices show how eclectic we are.  Everything from Shakespeare to Grimm's fairy tales.  We plan to learn a lot about the original Grimm fairy tales and see how they have changed to make them more suitable for children.

Here is our classic list for 2016:
Hamlet (Shakespeare)
Rebecca (Du Maurier)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
Around the World in 80 Days (Verne)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Jungle Book (Kipling)

Our contemporary novels look interesting also:
Girl in Translation (Jean Kwok)
A House in the Sky (Amanda Lindhout)
The Sandcastle Girls (Chris Bohjalian)
The Illegal (Lawrence Hill)
The Room (Emma Donoghue)
Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)

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