Every year I pass on the reading selections for the Atomic Reading Club (sponsored by Atomic Books, Baltimore.
Looks good. I have heard that with all the problems in this country, many readers are thrilled with the opportunity to read Humor and Satire. Good theme, Atomic.
Atomic Reading Club Book Picks for 2016 – Humor and Satire
We’re going to lighten it up for 2016, revisit some classics and maybe a few other titles you meant to check out and look for laffs.
January – Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh
February – The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
March – A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
April – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
May – Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge
June – Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
July – Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
August – Lamb by Christopher Moore
September – Super Sad True Love Store by Gary Shteyngart
October – The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle
November – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
December – Wilson by Daniel Clowes
Discussions are always the last Tuesday for the month, 7pm, in Eightbar.
In my corporate days I found myself in Baltimore on a regular basic. But nowadays it’s just me and the alligators down here in Sun City so I am certain I will never be able to attend the reading group in person but that doesn’t stop me from including many titles from the Atomic list in my own reading list.
For the record: as it should be in any list that at least approaches universal appeal, the Atomic list has one of my favorite books (The Fan Man) and one of my most loathed books (A Confederacy Of Dunces). I think strong opinions are the way of the world (but that doesn’t mean you’re encouraged to disagree with my opinions).
Just remember Atomic’s motto:
Literary Finds For Mutated Minds