Just sending out a quick newsletter with a couple of points.
A) Our official July discussion is happening this Sunday at 3pm. We will be discussing "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. We are meeting at the Sweetwaters Caf? at Plymouth Green Crossings (3393 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor). Please make sure you are at the correct location! If anyone feels they might get lost, don't hesitate to send me an email requesting my telephone number as an added security!
B) Our September selection poll is closing this Saturday, and I will be announcing our chosen book. You still have a couple of more days to get your vote in. Right now, so few people have voted that we essentially have a 4-way tie - please add your vote, otherwise the assistant organizers and I will be forced to break the tie by arbitrarily choosing our favorite option!
C) Our October selection poll is now open. Get on our group page and vote in our October poll (and also for our September poll if you have not yet done so). I will announce the winner just before our August discussion of William Makepeace Thackeray?s ?Vanity Fair". Here are the choices:
From 18th c 1. Dangerous Liasions by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 2. Roxana by Daniel Defoe
From 19th c 3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 5. Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
From 20th c 6. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan 7. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser 8. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
From 21st c 9. On Beauty by Zadie Smith 10. Fingersmith by Sara Waters
D) Upcoming book discussions:
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky- Sunday, July 12th at 3:00 pm Celebrating the works of Kazuo Ishiguro- Primary selections Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day (more info on site)- Thursday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray- Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 pm Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer- Thurrday, August 20th at 7:30 pm Winner of September Poll (TBD)- Sunday, September 5th at 3:00 pm
Thanks and hope to see many of you this Sunday! Don't hesitate to email me with any questions or comments.
The Ann Arbor Classics Book Group meets monthly on Sundays at 3pm on the ground floor of the UofM Michigan Union to discuss selections from Boxall's "1001 books you must read before you die."
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 a special event such as a film viewing, coffee meet and greet, scrabble get-together or a book swap.
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.