Honors Book Club

The Honors Book Club is a student initiative that is sponsored by the Honors Program. The club is comprised of Honors students from all grade levels and across majors, and this variety of perspectives is what makes the conversation about these books so interesting. At the beginning of each semester, members nominate books and two to three selections are made by popular vote. The club meets bi-monthly, which allows each book to be discussed in part over the course of several weeks. With certain selections, such as The Thieves of Manhattan and The Virgin Suicides, the club combines a discussion of the literature with watching and discussing film. The Honors Book Club provides both a social and intellectual outlet for students in the Honors Program.

For more information regarding the Honors Book Club, please contact the Honors Program Office.

Previous Book Selections

Academic Year 2012-2013

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
American Subversive, David Goodwillie
The Fault In Our Stars, John Green
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
The Thieves of Manhattan, Adam Langer
Censoring an Iranian Love Story, Shahriar Mandanipour
The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar
The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Academic Year 2011-2012

Room, Emma Donoghue
Island, Aldous Huxley
The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy
The Street Sweeper, Elliot Perlman
Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays, David Foster Wallace

Academic Year 2010-2011

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death, Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Waiting for Superman, Karl Webber

Academic Year 2009-2010

Flashback, Gary Braver
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Saffron Foer
Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
Atonement, Ian McEwen
Gang Leader for a Day, Sudhir Venkatesh

Academic Year 2008-209

A Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Devil in the White City, Erik Larsen
Watchmen, Alan Moore