Month: November 2011

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A middle-aged professor named Humbert Humbert falls in love with a 12-year-old girl and a relationship ensues. A complex, mixed-genre classic that continues to spur debate. ✔ “I was fully prepared to hate this book given its awful theme, however…

The Pregnant Widow – Martin Amis

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel This comic, literary romp is set during a hot 1970s summer in Italy, where several young adults are unknowingly embroiled in the onslaught of the sexual revolution.  ✔ “This book has a pastoral Italian castle, a hot dry summer, beautiful young people draped…