What we're about

Welcome to Silver Lake Book Club!

WHAT WE DO: We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm to discuss an awesome book over drinks.

WHO SHOULD JOIN: People who love to read + imbibe + make attempts at intelligent literary conversations. On average, most members are ages 25-45, but ALL age groups are welcome, provided you are 21+ (because most of our Meetups take place at a bar). You don’t have to live in Silver Lake to attend!

WHO’S HOSTING: We’re Jim & Krista. If you’ve been coming to the club for a long time, you probably remember the former hosts, Olivia and Elise. We took it over from them in 2019, and we’re excited to keep this club going!

HOW IT WORKS: The Thursday after each Meetup, we’ll post a poll for you all to vote on the book for an upcoming month. You guys have until that Sunday at 12 am to vote! That Monday, we’ll officially announce the selection. [Have a book you’d like to nominate to be a part of the poll? Bring your suggestion in person to the Meetup.]

PRETTY PLEASE NOTE: There are 200+ members in this group, and for now, we’re capping the attendees to 15 for each event (because, er, any larger than that and shit gets complicated), so if you RSVP and cannot make it, we ask that you give the group 24 hours’ notice so that someone else can have your spot.

OTHER STUFF: If you want to share something for the whole group to see (like, “Hey, where can I find a cheap copy of this month’s book?”), post a comment. If you have a question or comment just for the hosts, message Krista directly for a speedier reply.

Hope to see you all there :)

Upcoming events (2)

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

4100 Bar

$1.00

WHAT WE'RE READING: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll!) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: "American Dirt is an urgent, blistering, unforgettable book. In her portrayal of Lydia and Luca, a mother and son forced to leave their Mexican home, Jeanine Cummins has given face to migrants everywhere who flee violence and near-certain death in search of only one thing: a chance at life. Beautifully written, thrilling in its propulsive force, American Dirt is a new American classic.” ―Tara Conklin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Romantics WHERE WE'RE MEETING: 4100 Bar in Silver Lake Looking forward to seeing everyone there :) -Krista

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

4100 Bar

$1.00

WHAT WE'RE READING: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll!) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: "Set in the present, A Little Life is about four young men – friends from the same college – who move to New York to chase big careers. They are all, improbably, incredibly successful: JB in the art world, Malcolm as a “starchitect”, Willem as an actor and Jude as a litigator. The story narrows its focus on Jude: broken, full of secrets, self-harming, slicing his calves and arms at 2am, his body a web of scar tissue." - The Guardian WHERE WE'RE MEETING: 4100 Bar in Silver Lake Looking forward to seeing everyone there :) -Krista

Past events (21)

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

4100 Bar

$1.00

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