I had meant to post this within the book club topic I posted a few weeks back, but, alas, it has slipped away into oblivion like my misspent youth, so I'm doing a new topic for it. Well, the college book club has chosen its selections for the second half of the year, and I have to say that, given the outcome, the whole concept voting is WAY overrated. I mean, why should anyone be allowed to vote who doesn't feel exactly the way I do? At any rate, only two of the suggestions I presented to the group were chosen (and neither of those the one I was really eager to do!. Here are the final six: The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Empire Falls by Richard Russo The Road by John Ehle The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow Not a terrible list by any means--I'm certainly interested in five of the six--but not the mixture I'd hoped to see either. And kind of dark, don't you think? I do believe that two of those choices were mentioned by you guys in the suggestions, though! Thank you all for your generous contributions. You've certainly enriched and lengthened my own reading list for the coming year! So, have any of you read these? And do you maybe have opinions to share?