"Outside of a dog, a book is woman's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."—Groucho Marx
“The person who doesn’t read lives only one life. The reader lives 5,000. Reading is immortality backwards.”
So, how many lives do you wish to live? I'm sure I'm not the only one who gave many a classic book a pass while growing up. Yet our teachers were right: there is a literary currency these works offer. Did they mention untold pleasure? My favorite reason for reading and re-reading the 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.