August 22, 2013
Recently, mostly literary fiction, both novels and short story collections. I also love travel writing, Latin American writers (and am exploring other global writers, aka non-American, non-British), nonfiction about history (and historical fiction), sometimes poetry. Almost anything really, although not usually fantasy/sci-fi (and never horror). Occasionally chick-lit.
My ideal book club is a place where members can talk about more literary elements of the book (like character, theme, plot, symbolism, etc), but also can talk casually about it too, even occasionally get a bit off-topic, but come back to the main book. Filled with people who love reading and are willing to try anything.
I just finished Joan Didion's Blue Nights and would love to discuss it with others. Anything by J. M. Coetzee, because both books I've read by him (Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace) have been complex. And, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, because of an interested setting (both time and place) and her characters, from my experience, are also interesting (also, it's on my Goodreads to-read list).
I would be happy to use our house as a back-up, with a bit of prior notice.
I've been a bookworm since I learned to read. I also love to write, and now that I'm no longer in school, I'm excited to have a regular group to talk about books.