What we're about

We are a fun, lively and social book club that meets the last Wednesday of every month in Los Angeles. We are independently run, open to all ages of women and men and are not limited by any particular genre or category of books. If you have a passion for reading, love meeting new people and enjoy great conversation, then we encourage you to Get Lit!

We often get asked how we choose our books. At each meetup we ask the group to nominate 4-6 books and we put up a poll on the meetup site for anyone to vote on. Books that are not selected can be nominated again or sometimes we do a runner-ups poll when we are light on nominations.

Here are all the books we have read in the past:

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Your Duck is My Duck by Deborah Eisenberg

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Educated by Tara Westover

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Circe by Madeline Miller

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

There There by Tommy Orange

Beartown by Frederik Backman

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Daytripper by Fabio Moon

An American Marriage by Teyari Jones

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

The Girls by Emma Cline

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

While the City Slept by Eli Sanders

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Upcoming events (2)

August Meetup - Station Eleven (REMOTE)

Online event

Votes are in, and we will be reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for our August 2020 discussion. Thank you to everyone who voted. To be fair to our more active members, we post the selected book in advance to allow time to borrow from the library, etc. RSVPs will open approximately one month before the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP, and feel free to come even if you are on the waitlist! We traditionally meet at The Original Farmer's Market but have been meeting on Zoom the last few months during LA's stay-at-home order – Go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID:[masked]. **PLEASE NOTE: The Zoom account we are using is managed by the LA Unified School District and subject to the LAUSD’s Responsible & Acceptable Use Policy. As such, during our discussion on Zoom, participants should not engage in behavior deemed inappropriate on school property, including but not limited to drinking alcohol or smoking.**

September Meetup - TBD - Vote Now (REMOTE)

Online event

Vote now for our Sept. 30 discussion. Poll closes Aug. 7. https://www.meetup.com/Get-Lit-A-Los-Angeles-Book-Club-Meetup/polls/1290569/ To be fair to our more active members, we post the selected book in advance to allow time to borrow from the library, etc. RSVPs will open approximately one month before the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP, and feel free to come even if you are on the waitlist! We traditionally meet at The Original Farmer's Market but have been meeting on Zoom the last few months during LA's stay-at-home order – go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID:[masked]. **PLEASE NOTE: The Zoom account we are using is managed by the LA Unified School District and subject to the LAUSD’s Responsible & Acceptable Use Policy. As such, during our discussion on Zoom, participants should not engage in behavior deemed inappropriate on school property, including but not limited to drinking alcohol or smoking.**

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