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Bibliophiles Anonymous is a book club that focuses on the "classics" and other great works of literary genius (as determined by us).

The rules are simple:

The first rule of book club is don't talk about garbage books at book club (garbage books include mass market, romance, fantasy, chick lit, etc.).

Books are chosen by democratic vote from submissions by members in attendance at the general meeting.

We always know what we're reading two months ahead of time.

We meet the second last Friday of each month to discuss how much smarter we are now that we've finished the chosen book.

What we've already read:

1984 by George Orwell (July 2008)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next by Ken Kesey (August)

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (September)

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (October)

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (November)

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (January 2009)

Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris (February)

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March)

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (April)

Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson (May)

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard (June)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (October)

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (November)

Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler (January 2010)

The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs (February)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (March)

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (April)

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (May)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (June)

Dune by Frank Herbert (July)

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (August)

The Stranger by Albert Camus (September)

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (October)

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (November)

The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa (December)

The Power and the Glory by Grahame Green (January 2011)

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner (February)

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (March)

Post Office by Charles Bukowski (April)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (May)

Runaway by Alice Munro (June)

Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley (July)

Maus by Art Spiegelman (August)

The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch (September)

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (October)

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (November)

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (January 2012)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (February)

Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar (March)

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (April)

Naked Lunch by William Burroughs (May)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (June)

Dubliners by James Joyce (July)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (August)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (September)

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (October)

The Kiss Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (November)

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (January 2013)

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (February)

Candide by Voltaire (March)

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (April)

The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (May)

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton (June)

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (July)

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace (August)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler (September)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (October)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (November)

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow (January 2014)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (February)

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (March)

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (April)

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene (May)

The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (June)

Animal Farm by George Orwell (July)

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy (August)

The Trial by Franz Kafka (September)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (October)

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (November)

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (January 2015)

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (February)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (March)

If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino (April)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (May)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (June)

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (July)

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut (August)

Day of the Locust by Nathanael West (September)

The Manticore by Robertson Davies (October)

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (November)

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (January 2016)

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski (February)

The Castle by Franz Kafka (March)

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (April)

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (May)

The Age of Reason by Jean Paul Sartre (June)

The Red and the Black by Stendhal (July)

Utopia by Thomas More (August)

The Moon and Sixpence by William Somerset Maugham (September)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs (October)

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (November)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (January 2017)

City of Glass by Paul Auster (February)

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi (March)

Howards End by E.M. Forster (April)

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin (May)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (June)

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (July)

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding (August)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (September)

Orlando by Virginia Woolf (October)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (November)

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (January 2018)

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (February)

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (March)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (April)

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (May)

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (June)

Atonement by Ian McEwan (July)

Persuasion by Jane Austen (August)

The Diviners by Margaret Laurence (September)

Blindness by Jose Saramago (October)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (November)

Note: A list of books we've read, alphabetized by author, can be found on the group message board. (https://www.meetup.com/Bibliophiles-Anonymous/messages/boards/thread/51455853#131144161)

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