Austin Book Nerds

A book club for Austin readers

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All Members , Moderated
A live journal based book club for Austin folks.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested. We don't expect you to come to each meeting, but hope you will. Help us choose the books we read, but don't feel obligated to read every book we choose. We want this to be a fun experience for everyone. The goal is to promote literacy and community building. Get to know your neighbors over your common love of the written word.

Due to lack of participation via livejournal, the club is now run via e-mail.

Books we've read:

The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
Slam by Nick Hornby
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
A Woman in Jerusalem by A.B. Yehoshua
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann
Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison
The Trick of It by Michael Frayn
Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
Law of Return by Rebecca Pawel
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
The African Queen by C.S. Forester
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Woman, Child For Sale by Gilbert King
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
Stand and Deliver! A History of Highway Robbery by David Brandon
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable by Mark Dunn
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction edited by Peter Kravitz
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
One Hand Clapping by Anthony Burgess
Out by Natsuo Kirino
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch by Hollis Gillespie