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This is a group for those who enjoy a good book coupled with a calming cup of tea. Books will run the gamut of literary novels, award winners, fun popular reads, as well as nonfiction. We usually meet on the last Sunday of the month at 3 PM (occasionally on Saturday) to discuss our book over a beverage and/or a bite to eat. (We each support the hosting establishment and staff with a nominal purchase.) At the end of the year, members nominate and select the upcoming year's books, three of which are nonfiction. (An annual $5 donation is appreciated to go toward the annual meet up registration costs. Donations can be given in person, rather than electronically.)

Due to meetup costs, this club is limited to 50 members to keep within the small group plan. Please review the books and dates below to see if you'll want to participate on a fairly regular basis before joining. Inactive members are removed to make room for new members. Due to often having a wait list for our meetups, "no shows" will be grounds for removal from the club. As a courtesy, RSVPs should be updated as soon as one knows their plans have changed. This is a fun and engaging group where many members attend regularly. We welcome new participants!

Members selected the following books for 2016:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson (160 pages) - Sat, Feb 27th

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis (291 pages) - Sun, April 3rd

Avenue of Mysteries - John Irving (480 pages) - Sat, April 30th

The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty (464 pages) - Sun, May 20th

Somewhere in Time - Richard Matheson (320 pages) - Sun, June 26th

The Fall  – Albert Camus (147 pages) - Sun, July 24th

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba (320 pages) - Sat, Aug 27th

Becoming Jane Austen - Jon Spence (312 pages) - Sun, Sep 25th 

Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari (288 pages) - Sun, Oct 30th

The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks (320 pages) - Sun, Nov 27th

The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende (336 pages) - Sun, Dec 18th 

Members selected the following books for 2015:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts  (944 p) - Sat, Jan 31

The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara  (216 p) - Sat, Feb 28

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (336 p)  - Sun, Mar 29

Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Admiral Richard E. Byrd (310 p) - Sun, Apr 26

The Gulag Archipelago By Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn (528 p) - Sun, May 31

The Moon is Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (384 p) - Sun, June 28

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (290 p) - Sun, Jul 26

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (416 p) - Sun, Aug 30

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (72 p) - Sat, Sep 26

Dante’s Divine Comedy (798 p) (I have John Ciardi translation) -  798 Sun, Nov 1

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (368 p) - Sun, Nov 29

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (381 p) - Sun, Dec 27

Members selected the following books for 2014:

January - Americanah

March - Don Quixote

April - The Goldfinch

May - The Orphan Master's Son

June-  The Luminaries

July - Outliers: The Story of Success

August - Of Human Bondage

September - Life After Life

October - The End of Your Life Book Club

November - Bluebeard 

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