What we're about
This group has gone through several lists for its reading, but has always been committed to providing its members an enjoyable atmosphere to read and discuss great (and sometimes not so great) works of literature.
A brief history:
2010: Founded as the "Hemingway Book Club". The group focused on the major works Ernest Hemingway.
2011: Reading list updated to include Hemingway and his peers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, and John Dos Passos.
2012: Reading list updated to focus on the Modern Library's Top 100 list
2016: Reading list updated to include Contemporary Classics including previous winners of Major Book Awards such as the Pen Faulkner, Man Booker, and Pulitzer Prize.
Our group consists of people for all walks of life and ages. The books are typically chosen from a poll conducted at the the beginning of the year to ensure there is appropriate interest in each of the texts.
We typically meet the last Sunday of the month at the Ukrainian East Village restaurant.
A note on the restaurant: Everyone orders something whether it's a full dinner or soup or appetizers or just a cup of tea. They have been taking great care of us for years and their service is much appreciated--and the food is good. If you RSVP "yes" but for whatever reason can't attend, please change your RSVP to "no" so we have a better headcount when we tell the restaurant how many seats to set up.