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 in 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 a different format: each member chooses from a list books revolving around a theme, which changes every month. Selections skew toward non-fiction, but there is usually a fictional selection. Suggestions from members for themes or individual books are more than welcome.
Welcome, Jacksonville Book Readers!
4 days ago · 2:00 PM
Small Batch, Talk Turkey (formerly known as Anatolia, among many other names)
Troy in myth in history, the Hittite empire, the kingdom of Pontus once led by "poison king" Mithradates, the seat of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, and... Learn more
April 20 · 6:45 PM
Anthropo-meeting: Early humans, traditional cultures& the people who study them
We have a patio table booked, and the weather looks promising.
Here's our book list:
“Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman” by Marjorie Shoemaker. A highly... Learn more
March 16 · 6:45 PM
Welcome Daylight Savings back with an evening meeting: best books of 2015
Picking books from various major publications' and critics' "Best of 2015" lists turned out to be somewhat angst-inducing. First, a lot of books on the lists are super... Learn more
March 12 · 2:00 PM
Second meeting in the "small batch" format, topic is Korea
Pick any book about or related to the Korean Peninsula, but do make sure that it is widely available, in print and/or in ebook form. Here are a few suggestions just to... Learn more
February 13 · 1:30 PM
A Saturday afternoon brunch and books about addictions
First things, i.e. your food order, first. Here's the lunch menu for your advance study if you want to get the choosing out of the way
"Chasing the... Learn more