Book Club Idea: Careers
I’m starting a new job tomorrow morning. I’m not going to lie: I’m very excited and a bit nervous too. But the new adventure got me thinking of jobs and careers and how they are often portrayed in books. Some of my favorite books have characters that are very much defined by their careers. I thought a cool book club idea would be to select novels that focus on characters who have interesting careers or whose jobs are a focus of the book. Some novels could include:
- The Wages of Genius by Gregory Mone – Set before the dot com bubble burst, Edward is the newest employee at Gleebs (Global Leading Edge E-Business Solutions).
- The Coming Storm by Paul Russell – Tracy Parker is 25-year-old English instructor at an all boys private school in upstate New York. His interactions with a student and the proper headmaster Louis Tremper result in chaos.
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – Howard Roark is an architect who faces off against his rival Peter Keating
What books do you like that focus on jobs or whose characters have interesting or unusual careers?