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The Lost Community Book Club

Emily Tobin "Melissa_Lossa"
The list author says: "This is Melissa_Lossa, your friendly book club leader! TLC - this list holds our selections for the 2009 hiatus, plus some "extra credit" reads. You can also reference the books that we've done over the last two years at the bottom of the list. Let me know what books I'm missing. If you have any questions, you know where to find me!

Peace and Namaste"
The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J.R. Kazallon- Passenger
The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J.R. Kazallon- Passenger
"Season 4 - This is the book that Regina was "reading" upside down while she was guarding Desmond and Sayid on the freighter."
The Invention of Morel (New York Review Books Classics)
The Invention of Morel (New York Review Books Classics)
"Season 4 - one of Sawyer's reads"
The Little Prince: Sixtieth-Anniversary Gift Edition
The Little Prince: Sixtieth-Anniversary Gift Edition
"Season 5 - The title of episode 4"
A Separate Reality
A Separate Reality
"Season 5 - the book that young Ben gives to Sayid when Sayid is locked up."
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
"Season 5 - "The Lamp-post" was the DHARMA station where Ms. Hawking met Ben, Desmond and some of the Oceanic 6."
The Gunslinger: (The Dark Tower #1)(Revised Edition)
The Gunslinger: (The Dark Tower #1)(Revised Edition)
""The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed." A reference to the "Man in Black" from the season 5 finale. Although I'm only including the first book on this list, I recommend the whole series.  There are several themes that tie into Lost, including the big finale."
Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot)
Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot)
"Season 3 - one of Sawyer's reads"
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
"Written by former Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan - Hurley was reading volume 3 in the season 5 episode 316."
Catch-22
Catch-22
"Extra Credit"
Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Classics)
Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Classics)
"Extra Credit"
Watchmen
Watchmen
"Extra Credit This graphic novel has been cited by the creators as a major influence.  Great story, and the Lost parallels are definitely there."
The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
"Extra Credit This is another book that the creators have cited as being a big influence on Lost.  It's also Stephen King's best, in my humble opinion.  The good vs. evil themes definitely apply to Lost."
Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon
"Extra Credit This book has been discussed quite a bit on TLC, with many comparing Shangri-La to the island."
The Holy Bible: King James version: 1611 Edition
The Holy Bible: King James version: 1611 Edition
"Extra Credit"
Watership Down
Watership Down
"June 2007"
A Wrinkle in Time (A Dell Yearling Book)
A Wrinkle in Time (A Dell Yearling Book)
"July 2007"
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (Books of Wonder)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (Books of Wonder)
"August 2007"
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
"August 2007"
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Modern Library Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Modern Library Classics)
"September 2007"
The Third Policeman
The Third Policeman
"October 2007"
The Turn of the Screw (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Turn of the Screw (Dover Thrift Editions)
"November 2007"
Carrie
Carrie
"April 2008"
Valis
Valis
"May 2008 Season 4 - Locke brought this book to Ben in the basement cell (Ben said it was from his own library)"
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
"July 2008 Sawyer and Ben quote this book to each other in Season 3"
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
"July 2008 Sawyer is fond of saying that it's "Lord of the Flies time" in Season 1"
The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library)
The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library)
"August 2008 Season 4 - The Tempest was the power station where Goodwin worked, as well as the source of the gas that wiped out the original DHARMA folks."
On the Road (Penguin Classics)
On the Road (Penguin Classics)
"September 2008 Season 4 - One of Ben's aliases was "Dean Moriarty," one of the main characters in this book (based on real-life Beat figure Neal Cassidy)"