Update to the 2016 Reading List

So one of of the two rules for our book club is “it has to be in paperback.” We’d probably break that one for, say, Neil Gaiman if he we going to join us for a meeting but barring that, we’re sticking with it.

Turns out our May 2016 pick will still be in hardcover, so we’re doing a different “foodie” book for July, Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise.

We will then move A Moveable Feast to May because it’s, you know, moveable. (That was Raphael’s joke! Don’t blame me for it!)

We traditionally (for the last three or so years anyway) get together at one of the Guys’ houses in July and have an amazing cookout. So it has also been traditional to read a book about cooking or food that month as well. The Hemingway didn’t really fit there, but it was as close as we could come off the top of our heads in November. So Ruth Reichl will be a better choice anyway.

In other reading news, over at the always enlightening James Reads Books, Mr. James is again hosting my favorite reading “challenge” of the year: The Triple Dog Dare! 

The idea is to read only books on your TBR list for the first three months of the year. You can still BUY books, you just can’t read any of those bought between Jan 1 and March 31 until April Fool’s Day (which has always seemed somehow very appropriate.)

I’ve always loved it. You can make exceptions for book club books (but since we pick our list in Nov/Dec, I count those too. I’ve always had an extensive TBR list, but in the past few years of doing this I’ve kept it down to a manageable size and really realized what books I probably will and won’t read and so that helps keep it managed as well.

So sign up for the Dare! It might be the last one!

Happy reading!