Remember when we talked about the classic novels you can't stand? Well, Erica and I have started a book club for the classics, and you'll be happy to know, there is not a single work by Melville or Steinbeck on the list. For our new book club, we'll be focusing on reading and re-reading some kickass modern classics. First up is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the coming-of-age story of young, idealistic Francie Nolan in turn-of-the-century Williamsburg. As someone pretty familiar with the hipster/yuppie Brooklyn enclave circa 2010, I can't wait to read about the neighborhood as it was in the last century.
Erica and I would love, love, love it if you'd read along with us. And if you visit The Olive Reader now, you can enter to win your own copy. Our tentative schedule is after the jump. What do you think? Any of these you're dying to read?
Jan- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Feb – Brave New World
March – The Poisonwood Bible
April – Daughter of Fortune
June –So Big
July – The Sheltering Sky
August –One Hundred Years of Solitude
September – The Golden Notebook
October – Native Son
November – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
December – Their Eyes Were Watching God