We are a group of women (and the occasional man) who since Fall 2009 have met on the second Tuesday (usually) of every month for dinner and discussion of our latest read. The restaurant is chosen from favorite spots in San Carlos or nearby Belmont and Redwood City; the dinner reservation is set for 6:30pm. We choose our books by democratic process and rotate through literary fiction, popular fiction and even the occasional non-fiction pick. We try to pick books that have been released in paperback, so we don't have to spend a fortune to buy it if the library doesn't have enough copies to go around.
Past picks include:
The Dubliners by Jame Joyce
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin
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