What we're about

Reading the greats found in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and meeting interesting people while at it.

The list can be found here: https://1001bookreviews.com/the-1001-book-list/

This group usually - but not always - meets on the second Sunday of the month over a drink, tea/coffee, or a nosh. This is a mixed age/gender group; people from all backgrounds are welcome to participate in the book discussions. Books are chosen from the 1001 books list with an effort towards a diverse selection (such as: men/women authors, different geographical regions, majority/minority perspectives, variety of styles, etc). In order to be chosen, the book has to have appeared in at least one edition of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Of course, there are many other great books, but the topic of this particular book club is the 1001 books list (or 1305, to be exact, since the list varies somewhat between the editions).

Coming to a discussion group assumes you've read the book chosen for the month, or don't mind the spoilers. Repeated no-shows will be removed from the group, sorry! Please update your RSVP prior to the meetup if you are not planning to come.

Upcoming events (1)

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.


Please come prepared with your thoughts on the novel and one discussion question for the group!

Past events (105)

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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