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

“I read to be taken out of myself, to become ecstatic.” —Henry Miller

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? 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 or 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, please visit here.

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Welcome, Cambridge Book Club Readers!

  • Oct 25, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Mashup: Murakami's Scheherazade + Poe's The Thousand-And-Second Tale

    5 Book Club Readers

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live." --Joan Didion October is literary month, so what better subject to reflect on than the act of storytelling? And who better... Learn more
  • Oct 11, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Didion: Play It As It Lays

    7 Book Club Readers

    “What makes Iago evil? Some people ask. I never ask.” ― from Play It As It Lays A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It as It Lays captures the... Learn more
  • Sep 20, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Woolf: The Waves

    13 Book Club Readers

    "How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here... Learn more
  • Aug 30, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    du Maurier: Rebecca

    15 Book Club Readers | 5.00

    “I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say.” --from Rebecca Ushered into an isolated... Learn more
  • Aug 9, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Wolff: This Boy's Life

    6 Book Club Readers

    “Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.” --from This Boy's Life This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces... Learn more
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