The Ann Arbor Classics Book Group meets monthly on Sundays at 3pm at Nicola's Books in the Westgate Shopping Center on Ann Arbor's West Side to discuss selections from Boxall's "1001 books you must read before you die." (The ground floor of the UofM Michigan Union, our location for the last couple years, will be used as a backup if for some reason Nicola's is not available.)
Group members vote online for monthly selections. There are dues of $1.00 for each meetup attended (to help cover the monthly meetup.com fee).
Occasionally, we will have an after discussion dinner.
This group is largely driven by its members, so make sure to voice your opinions on the group message board. Don't forget, the full list of 1001 books can be found under our group files in excel format. Download it and see how many you have read! A list of past selections and a guide to which books are available in audio-format and how to obtain them can also be found under group files.
Greetings, fellow book enthusiasts!
May 15 · 3:00 PM
Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Marquez
A "poem on the solitude of power" according to the author, the novel is a flowing tract on the life of an eternal dictator. The book is divided into six sections, each... Learn more
April 17 · 3:00 PM
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Combining autobiographical and psychoanalytic elements, the novel was named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes. The story in large part reflects a profound crisis in... Learn more
March 13 · 3:00 PM
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (Germany, 1924)
In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the... Learn more
February 14 · 3:00 PM
Lucky Jim by Amis,Kingsley (England,1954)
Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it... Learn more
January 17 · 3:30 PM
Thousand Cranes by Kawabata,Yasunari (Japan,1952)
TIME CHANGE: 3:30PM
Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living... Learn more