A House in the Sky | The Goldfinch | The Telling Room | David and Goliath | Eleanor & Park | Thank You for Your Service | Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time | Humans of New York | New York Rooftop Gardens
My friend Grace recently emailed a bunch of ladies she knows in NYC with the idea to start a book club. I was immediately game. For one thing, I’ve never been a part of a book club, yet read frequently, and it also seemed like a great way to meet some new peeps. Win win!
Our first meeting is this week, and we’re discussing this book. Ahem…I may or may not have finished it yet, but nevertheless, I’m looking forward to the conversation (and the wine!) anyway. The way our book club works is that the hostess picks the next book we read; Hitha’s also in the club and has selected this book next (food + France = I can’t wait).
It’s gotten me to research new books that have hit hit the market to see what I might want to request, and what I’ll just download to my iPad to read over the holidays. I’ve slowly made my way through the last list I did (note to anyone who’s ever thought about seeing a therapist: just read this book for at home self help, seriously), so I figured it was time to put together a new one with a special slant for book club ideas. But this being the holidays and all, I also ended up bookmarking a bunch of coffee table tomes, one of which I’m stoked to be getting this Christmas (my family is horrible at keeping gifts a true surprise!). Coffee table books seem to be on my wishlist every single year. I firmly subscribe to the belief that you can never have too many — the key is to look for ones that are unique and/or truly speak to you. After all, they’re kind of like big bricks of art you’ll keep around your home!
Have you read any of these? What’s currently on your nightstand?