Guys Read for 2016

Sorry I haven’t updated. Dealing with a bit of a family emergency at the moment.

But! We had our Guys Read book club meeting last week so I need to tell you about that AND it was the meeting in which we pick all of our books for the next reading year.

This month we joined forces with some members of a graphic novel book club (there was even a female!) and discussed Art Spiegelman’s triumph of an artwork, Maus. We met at a cool place that was perfect for the occasion. It’s called My Parents’ Basement and is part pub and part comic book shop.

Then we got down to the business of debating out a good list of books for next year:

January: Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
February: Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste (33⅓ #52) by Carl Wilson
March: Watchmen by Alan Moore
April: Poemporri – Various poems*
May: Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks
June: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
July: A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
August:  Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
September: Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
October: Ocean at end of lane by Neil Gaiman
November:  In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road by Allan Weisbecker
December: The Illiad – Translated by Rober Fagles

*For April, we will each submit 3-5 poems to [a member], who will compile them into a single PDF for folks to read and then we’ll discuss.
The May choice is a local author and she may even come come to our meeting.
What do you think? Have you read or want to read any of these titles?
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2 thoughts on “Guys Read for 2016

  1. I’m curious about how you choose your titles for the year. I’d love to hear a little about that process. (I love that my book club, mostly teachers, chooses our titles for the year every September. But it’s so hard to choose just a handful of books when there are so many we want to read and discuss.)

  2. ejmam

    My book club just did Station 11, and if any of your members are traveling just before the meeting, be aware that we voted it “worst airplane book ever.” But it made for an interesting discussion 🙂

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