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 (1)

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Online event

$1.00

We're taking the top 2 books from the last poll and reading those for Sept. & Oct. For September, we're reading "Trust Exercise" and for October, we will be reading "Lost Children Archive."

WHAT WE'RE READING: "Lost Children Archive" by Valeria Luiselli (2019)

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.

A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.

As the family drives--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today. (from GoodReads)

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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Online event

$1.00

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