Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Babes AGM 2014

The Book Babes AGM this year was blessed with fabulous weather and a profusion of trillium.

Virginia and I arrived at Nicki's on Friday night. Meteor showers were promised, so we found ourselves gazing into the night sky trying to spot them, but instead got reacquainted with Leo, Saturn and Mars.

I stayed up much later than normal and in the morning opened my eyes with pleasure to discover I was tucked in at Nicki's.

We seemed to show a bit more restraint than in previous years when it came to calories, and spent more time walking. Nicolette had a pedometer and we clocked something like 8,000 steps. Lots of great food, including a tasty asparagus frittata for breakfast, fruit and cheese for lunch, and a huge dinner.

It was a smaller contingent than normal, but Nicki, Nicolette, Virginia, Debra and I did the honours of choosing the final book selection, with a little bit of help from Louise and Linda.

Our reading list for the coming year is wonderfully appealing... looking forward to the conversation in the coming months.

Reading List
August: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Pat)
September: TBD (Miriam)
October: Birding with Yeats by Lynn Thomson (Nicolette)
November: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Virginia)
January: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver (Laura)
February: Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Lorraine)
March: Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Debra) 
April: Flee, Fly, Flown (Nicki/Judi)
May: Cabbagetown by Hugh Garner AGM (Louise)
June: Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (me)
July: Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (Pat) 
August: Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Liz)

Honourable Mentions
What's a  Dog For by John Homans
Post Mistress by Sarah Blake
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Smell of Mud by Jody J. Ballard
Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Hell Going by Lynn Coady
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Road Ends by Mary Lawson
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

1 comment:

Annika said...

More than half of those are on my to-read-list. I was about to start Goldfinch yesterday, but with over 700 will have to wait.