Readings for FA 2016 and SP 2017

Books 101 Calhoun Community College
Reading List for 2016–2017
101 C 12:30 PM Second Monday of the month except for October, December, and May

FA 2016
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 12th Septemeber, 2016
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 11th October, 2016 (Tuesday)
The Collector by John Fowles 14th November, 2016
The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays
by Mary Oliver 5th December, 2016

SP 2017
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson 13th February, 2017

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace 13th March 2017
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 10th April, 2017
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Part 1 by Marjane Satrapi 1st May 2017

SP 2016

Glad to announce that we have chosen the reading list for next year as well. There you are.

8th February 2016 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston

14th March 2016 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

11th April 2016 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

2nd May 2016 Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Fall 2015 Selections

Hello Friends,
First, thanks to all the students who turned up to the last meeting of the semester.
We were able to select books for the fall and I hope everyone is pleased to read them perhaps in advance.
Here goes:
Books 101 Calhoun Community College
Reading List for FA 2015
101 E 12:30 PM Second Monday of the month

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 14th Sept.

Kindred by Octavia Butler 12th October

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie 9th November

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein 7th December (Date is Tentative)

Looking Ahead–May 2nd

Greetings friends!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was fun to read, wasn’t it? Its surface simplicity belies the serious nature of the content. Thanks for your participation!
In May, we meet on the 4th to talk about G.K. Chesterton’s The Club of Queer Trades. This book is available for free via and can be downloaded to the Kindle or the Kindle app.
Hope to see you all on the 4th at 12:30 pm when we shall also finalize the list of books for the next academic year. 🙂
See you all then!

March 2015

Thanks for the participation in yesterday’s stimulating book club meeting. Philomena stirred emotions and thoughts and awakened the conscience of readers.
The next book on our reading list for this semester is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Hope to see more of us on the 13th of April in room 101 E.
Meanwhile, we have a president for the club: Mr. Mohamed Ghazal and a vice president: Miss Brooklyn Dodds. If there are questions about the book club, please get in touch with one of us. Mr. Ghazal and Miss. Dodds can be reached through campus email (first class).
Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan,
Faculty sponsor for the book club
Tel:256 890 4730

The Book Thief Tabled!

What a good showing that was yesterday! Thanks to all the students who turned up yesterday for the book club at the Huntsville campus. Obviously, The Book Thief is still a popular book on campus. The book club looks forward to a repeat performance with the same number or even more students in March on the 9th at the same place, same time (101 E, 12:30 pm). If you do not mind a used book, Philomena is available via Amazon for a good deal. So please check it out as a possible source for all the books that we read at Books 101 Calhoun HSV.

Welcome Back!

Hello Everyone–
The book club is back with a bang this semester with even more gusto than the fall. For the spring, we have an awesome selection of books. Books that you will find irresistible. So come along…join us for sheer fun of reading…..
Here are the details.

Books 101 Calhoun Community College
101 E 12:30 PM Behind Administrative Office

The Book Thief: set in holocaust Germany, this story enlightens on living in a society governed by a tight regimen. However, books provide a form of solace. Let us find out how the world of letters has shone light on the darkness of horror and grief.
by Markus Zusak
9th February 2015

Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search. A heartbreaking true story of a mother whose son was taken away from her by chicanery! How do moribund social values destroy lives? Have a long look at what it meant to be a mother and woman in a society that is oblivious to human misery.
by Martin Sixsmith
9th March 2015

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Coming of age novel set in a high school. Perhaps that it was banned, during the initial years of its publication, is sufficient to titillate your interest.
by Stephen Chbosky
13th April 2015

The Club of Queer Trades: the best for last. From a taste of Chesterton last year, we know what to expect, don’t we? A collection of stories published at the turn of the 20th century, meant to stir the unconventional in the reader. No spoilers for this one!
by G.K. Chesterton
4th May 2015