Over on The Roaring 20s we've talked a lot about classic novels you love to hate (Melville and Steinbeck were the winners). So, in an attempt to avoid being a Negative Nancy, all this year I'm reading--and gushing about-- modern classics. Erica (The Olive Reader) and I have started a book club specifically for this purpose, which we have named English 101. Each month this year we'll be reading a different paperback and discussing the book on our blogs and Twitter (hashtag #english101). January was devoted to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (here's Erica's review, and mine) and this month we're reading one of my personal favorites: Aldous Huxely's Brave New World. Interested in joining us? You don't have to be a 20something! Click here for the full schedule.