Friday, April 25, 2008

The 2008 Rota of the Notting Hill Napoleons

In the previous post I presented Denny & Claire's Recommended Reading List for the Notting Hill Napoleons: 2008 Edition. It’s only right then (and appropriate too as we're leaving in about an hour for the April discussion party) to let you know which of those books (and all the others too) that made it into the club's official agenda for the year. Here they are:

January -- Toilers of The Sea by Victor Hugo
February -- Lost Horizon by James Hilton
March – Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
April -- To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
May -- Parnassus On Wheels by Christopher Morley
June – The Tragedy of the Korosko by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
July -- King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
August -- Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
September -- The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
October -- Ruined City by Nevil Shute
November -- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
(Having already gone through all of Dicken's novels together,
we're now on our second time around!)
December -- Selected Stories (Barnes & Noble edition) by O. Henry
(It's the first time we've gone with a short story collection.)
And the Alternate -- Sea Wolf by Jack London

Again, I'll post sometime next week the full list of the more than 15 years worth of novels the Napoleons' have read and discussed together. Look fir it. If the list helps provide some assistance in choosing books for your own interest, great. If it motivates you to grab a few pals and start your own reading club, that's even better!