"Outside of a dog, a book is woman's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who gave many a classic book a pass while growing up. Yet our teachers were right: there is a literary currency that these works provide. Did they mention untold pleasure? I can't recall. However, my favorite reason for reading and re-reading classics is this: "A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say."(Thank you, Italo Calvino.)

This book club is your chance to sit down and finally read Anna Karenina, Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, and also those somewhat forgotten classics and even recent works of similar resonance. The books can span any time period or place, and our reading list is forever growing and expanding based on your suggestions.

For a list of books we have read, and books we wish to read, see here: http://www.meetup.com/classicbooks/about

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Welcome, Cambridge Book Club Readers!

  • December 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Book Party: Giving and Taking

    12 Book Club Readers | 4.50

    It is time yet again for one of our most fun traditions: gift giving (and taking, of course!) However, I'm adding a twist: think of this as a mash-up between a book swap... Learn more
  • December 7, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Pushkin: Eugene Onegin

    7 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    Passion, pistols, poetry...Pushkin's story of thwarted love is pretty explosive. Though much quiet implosion also happens in the interior of his characters. Set in... Learn more
  • November 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Mashup: Du Maurier's The Birds+ Moore's Paper Losses

    11 Book Club Readers

    Lately, I've been thinking of all things avian. Perhaps because anyone sane would consider migrating at the first sign of snow or vertiginous wind. Most people don't.... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Tranströmer: The Half-Finished Heaven

    4 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    They switch off the light and its white shade glows for a instant and then dissolves like a tablet in a glass of darkness. Then up. The hotel walls rise into the... Learn more
  • October 12, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Toibin: The Master

    9 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    “For the first time in years, he felt the deep sadness of exile, knowing that he was alone here, an outsider, and too alert to the ironies, the niceties, the manners,... Learn more
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