The NCN Book Club Reading List 2014
January-June, 2014. Read along with us!
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
You know Old Filth was my suggestion, because I adored this book, the first in a trilogy about three friends in the last days of the British Empire.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This novel chronicles Stalin’s reign of terror in the Baltics and was inspired by Sepetys’ family history. It was selected as The Harpeth Hall School read recently, which was enough to recommend it to us. Also Ruta Sepetys is a local author, a bonus!
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Always provocative, the latest from Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages. As part of our discussion, we are taking a book club field trip to Belmont on February 21 to hear Gladwell speak.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
We selected this book solely because it is the 2014 selection for Nashville Reads, an initiative we support. NCN gals are nothing if not good citizens!
Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
A memoir from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the cold war. (description from Amazon)
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
Several years ago, the book club read Beah’s first book, A Long Way Gone, a harrowing true story of his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone-one of our most powerful discussions. Radiance of Tomorrow is a fictional account of two friends in postwar Sierra Leone. We have high expectations for this one!