We’ve begun receiving your suggestions for our 2012 One Read title! We’ll be highlighting some of these books here at oneread.org so you can see what other community members are reading and enjoying. All of these titles will be considered by our reading panel.
First up is “A Confederacy of Dunces” by the late John Kennedy Toole. This tragicomedy tells the story of overweight misanthrope Ignatius Reilly, living with his mother in New Orleans while he writes his historical masterwork on Big Chief tablets he keeps hidden under his bed. The reader proposing this title calls it “an underrated classic. A really brilliant novel that flies under the radar despite winning a major award. All the pieces are there – characters, setting, plot, storytelling and dialogue.” Another nominator sums up the book this way: “funny and literary and tragic and ridiculous.”
Have a suggestion of your own? Let us know what you think our community should read in 2012 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile, or online at oneread.org by November 30.