If you would like to read those books that you feel you ought to have read but have never gotten around to it, then this is the group for you. Book selections will be chosen from "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die," edited by Peter Boxall. The list of books, which comprises selections in many genres from the 1600s-2000s, is in the Files section. We try to have two meetings per month. The main meeting, which I organize, is dedicated to a more modern classic (post-1900) while the second meeting, led by an assistant organizer, will discuss an older book (pre-1900). Our reading list of past and future book selections also can be found in the Files section. Hope you can join us.
Welcome, Classic Book Readers!
March 5 · 3:00 PM
Go Tell it on the Mountain --James Baldwin
From Goodreads.com: Go Tell it on the Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a semi-autobiographical novel that has established itself as an... Learn more
February 26 · 3:00 PM
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald's fourth and final novel, the author considered this to be his best work (Better than Gatsby? What?). Initially serialized in four installments in early 1934,... Learn more
February 12 · 3:00 PM
Eliot - "Daniel Deronda"
Mary Ann Evans (1819 – 1880), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian... Learn more
January 22 · 3:00 PM
The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp is John Irving's fifth book. The story deals with the life of T. S. Garp. His mother, Jenny Fields, is a strong-willed nurse who wants a... Learn more
January 8 · 3:00 PM
Candide - Voltaire
From Goodreads.com: Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "... Learn more