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TITLE #X Modern Library Top 100 Fiction/Non-Fiction
Please see "about us" for the lists we read from. Additionally, consult the lists and come to the conversation with your recommendation for a fiction/non-fiction title you want to read and discuss MONTH/DATE.

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What we're about

Fallen into a rut where reading is concerned?

We are hoping to find ten, men and women who want to read and vigorously discuss accessible, yet mind challenging fiction and non-fiction over cocktails on a monthly basis. We will draw our material from the following two lists.

http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/ 100 Best Novels

http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-nonfiction/ 100 Best Non-Fiction

We are absolutely open to the critic's and reader's choice versions of the top 100 lists as well. We think comparing the subject matter and quality of the thinking from both viewpoints could be interesting.

Lists like these stimulate meaningful discussion, see this NYTimes pieces criticizing these lists here

https://mobile.nytimes.com/1998/07/20/books/ulysses-at-top-as-panel-picks-100-best-novels.html https://mobile.nytimes.com/1999/04/30/books/another-top-100-list-now-it-s-nonfiction.html

I have found them helpful in getting back to reading more well written works on thought provoking subject matter, but I certainly appreciate the opposing point of view in every discussion.

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