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!
Yesterday · 3:00 PM
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Originally published in 1957 and among the best-known examples of Beat literature, Kerouac's On the Road chronicles the author's years traveling the North American... Learn more
April 9 · 3:00 PM
He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
952 pages. From Goodreads: "Louis Trevelyan seems the most fortunate of mid-Victorian gentlemen: young, rich, well educated, handsome and with a beautiful wife. But his... Learn more
March 26 · 3:00 PM
Andrea Levy - "Small Island"
Andrea Levy is an English novelist (b 1956) of Jamaican heritage. She started her writing career in her late 30s. Her novels - six to date - frequently deal with... Learn more
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