For the Spring 2017 Semester, World Literature Today Book Club has continued to be my international organization. We read a book a month that we select from modern international literature and have a meeting to discuss it. Our February Book selection was A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles. For March our book selection was Just Another Jihadi Jane by Tabish Khair. Lastly, for April our book selection was the Ornatrix by Kate Howard.
My favorite book of these three was A Gentleman from Moscow. It is one of the best books I’ve read in the past few years. It is a work of fiction that describes the life of a count on house arrest in a hotel in Moscow during the Communist Revolution. It is an interesting peak into the Communist Revolution, but it centers mainly on the Metropol hotel and how the count manages to build a life within it’s walls.
I highly recommend World Literature Today Book Club to any Global Engagement Fellows looking for an international organization and look forward to our recruiting efforts in the Fall.