Friday, October 14, 2011

Contest Results and 2012 Reading List

I have a winner! It's Michelle Haimoff. Thank you to everyone who participated. I hope you will follow our conversation here and on twitter. Feel free to send me your reading suggestions- I'm pretty sure Michelle will let me add to her list as long as I stay on track.

Staying on track won't be hard, because Michelle has already sent her list broken down by month. I am sharing it here to mark the official start of our project. Maybe you, reader, can finish at least one of these books in 2012 and join the discussion? Michelle has great taste:

January - The God Of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

February - These Days Are Ours - Michelle

March - Wingshooters - Nina Revoyr

April - Play It As It Lays - Joan Didion

May - The Age Of Innocence - Edith Wharton

June - Bad Behavior: Stories - Mary Gaitskill

July - People Are Unappealing: Even Me - Sara Barron

August - It Chooses You - Miranda July

September - The History Of Love - Nicole Krauss

October - Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name - Audrey Lorde

November - Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay

December - The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins


  1. The Hunger Games is brilliant!

  2. Amy,what do you like about Hunger Games?

  3. Everything. The characters are brilliant and easily liked (well some of them). It's written beautifully. The descriptions, it makes you feel you're there, involved, it's sad, sweet, romantic but also tense and chilling. I couldn't put it down.

  4. Ohhhh... I loved The History of Love! It's one of those stories which really packed an emotional punch for me. I'll have to see if I can participate in the book club that month, for sure!

    1. Kimberly, you would probably like Sarah's Key as well. It also has a historical component and an old, nearly forgotten event as a catalyst.