For those unfamiliar with the group, the MARTA Book Club is a loose— very loose— confederation of people who read while riding the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s public transportation. There are no meeting times, no organizational rules, no t-shirts, and no special fares. Very convenient. The only requirement to be a member of MARTA Book Club is to read a book while riding public transportation, which will become more difficult to do when the budget cuts take affect. Still, we read on!
What We Are Reading: No books from the Georgia Center for the Book List of What Georgians Should Read were sighted. Instead, here’s a list of what Atlantans are reading since my last MARTA posting on May 23rd:
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Spotted two of these, which made me wonder if some college class had assigned the book.
Almost Forever: Almost Forever\For the Baby's Sake by Linda Howard and Christine Rimmer.
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith L. Moore, Arthur F Dalley, and Anne MR Agur
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson
Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories by J. California Cooper
Where Keynes Went Wrong: And Why World Governments Keep Creating Inflation, Bubbles, and Busts by Hunter Lewis
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
A Sticky Situation by Kiki Swinson
Storm Prey by John Sanford
Reckless: A Novel by Andrew Gross
Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst. Steamiest cover, but not worth looking up.
Gone Too Far by Angela Winters
The Soccer Book by David Goldblatt
Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson
Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit. This is my contribution to the book club this month. Solnit gives a cultural history of walking mixed in withher personal experiences. Great book for those who don’t believe so much in the Allure of the Automobile. I picked it up when I was in Boston last month. I’m also finishing up Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.