We choose our selections as a group at meetings. We typically choose at least 3 books at a time, this allows people to plan ahead and start reading early especially if we choose a lengthy or difficult read.

We like to choose a wide variety of genres including but not limited to: short stories, classics, fantasy, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, young adult, children's literature and essays. We try to choose books from different time periods as well as different regions and we quite enjoy comparative literature. The idea is to expose ourselves to a wide variety of literature to expand the way we read and write. Over the summer months (June, July & August) we try to choose lighter, easier reads. 

If you have any suggestions please comment below. We only have one request; if you are making a suggestion please ensure that you are confident in your suggestion. Also please don't forget to look at our past book club selections.


Caralee: The Historian by Elizabeth Kotova
Caralee: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Caralee & Candice: Paper Towns by John Green
Caralee & Candice: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Caralee: Victoria prose and intellectual debate: history, religion, science, and aestheticism. Possibly, a couple of selections from this list:
    • Charles Darwin, selections from The Origin of Species,
    • George Eliot, "Introduction" to Strauss' Life of Jesus (on religion and historical truth),
    • Charles Lyell, selections from Principles of Geology,
    • J.H. Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua,
    • John Ruskin, "The Nature of Gothic" (from Stones of Venice) selections from Modern Painters (on ways of seeing).
Caralee: A selection of contemporary personal essayists. Some suggestions:
Michelle: Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
Michelle: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Candice: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Candice: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kessey
Candice: The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Candice: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Candice: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Candice: Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Candice: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Candice: Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Mohamad: Crescent by Dian Abu-Jabar
Mohamad: The Pick Up by Nadine Gordimer

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