Who is should join? People who like to read and (non-argumentatively!) discuss a variety of interesting thought provoking books. Women are welcome! Men are welcome! People from any and all backgrounds, welcome! Whether you remember the Great Depression or you were born during the Clinton administration, if you're a grown-up who likes to meet and chat with other adults with wide ranging interests, you are welcome. If you came to Jacksonville from any part of our big varied planet, or if you were born at the confluence of the St Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean and think anything away from the First Coast is exotic travel, YOU ARE WELCOME.
We have two slightly different meeting formats, the dinner meeting with a set book list, and the Saturday coffee shop meeting with free choice within a broad topic. If you're interested, scroll through some of the past meeting description! Feel free to message me if you have questions after you have done that.
Welcome, Jacksonville Book Readers!
2 days ago · 2:00 PM
Coffee format: books about indigenous people of North America
There's a huge range of old and new books within this broad topic, from prehistoric origins through life today. Pick what interests you and post your choice in the... Learn more
5 days ago · 6:45 PM
Evening format: books about work
If you want to go short, classic, and free from many sources including gutenberg.org and librivox.org, you can't beat Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener... Learn more
August 23 · 6:45 PM
Talk books about sibling relationships, the good, the rivalrous, and the weird
Nonfiction and memoir
“The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us” by Jeffrey Kluger.
A respected popular social science exploration... Learn more
August 20 · 2:00 PM
Coffee Shop format: talk about pirates in reality based books and fiction
Pick any book about pirates, highwaymen, stagecoach robbers, caravan raiders and other waylayers of sea and overland transportation for purposes of making a quick... Learn more
July 20 · 6:45 PM
Evening format meetup: Figure out whether books can give us super powers
When I set up the current format for this group, one of the rules (along with no book likely to start a political slugfest and no narrow-audience genre fiction) was no... Learn more