A number of things have been going on this week over at the CBC Book Club. There were a few things I wanted to share with you and maybe get you excited about the group. I hope these few things will entice you to get involved.
The first exciting news to come out of the CBC Book Club this week was the top 10 list of funny books. Everyone was welcome to suggest funny books and Hannah compiled to list to get the top 10. Some of the books I suggested made it on to the list and I must say that I’ve read books 1-8. So, here it is, the CBC Book Club top 10 funny book list:
1. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
4. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
5. Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler
6. JPod by Douglas Coupland
7. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
8. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
9. The Bachelor Brothers’ Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson
10. TIE: Village of the Small Houses by Ian Ferguson and The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
I was a little surprised to find Catch 22 and A Confederacy of Dunces on the list. They didn’t make me laugh as much as the other books did while I was reading. I guess it just shows the different tastes we have in books. I’ve never read anything by Bill Richardson so I’m interested to read that one and the Ferguson brothers are quite funny so I’m sure Village of the Small Houses will be humours.
It was also announced that they’ll be giving away 2 Sony Book Readers. Just like the one I won a month ago. To be entered all you need to do is send questions to the author of this months book selection The Man Who Forgot How to Read by Howard Engle. I also got an email from Hannah asking me about my thoughts on the book and sent her my response. I’ll post our conversation later this week.
The most exciting news this week was that we are going to be discussing Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. This is a graphic novel I’ve wanted to read for some time now and I actually ordered the book just a couple days before the announcement was made. I hope it brings about some good discussion.