What we're about
The Literary Society of San Francisco has been meeting twice a month since 2014, first in the Mission District of San Francisco then shifted to online meetings since 2020. We've read over 120 works of fiction in that time. Italo Calvino, Anna Karenina, Flannery O'Connor, Denis Johnson, Otessa Moshfegh, Zadie Smith. We've read some Roald Dahl. We've read books by authors from Nigeria, Israel, Indonesia, Iceland, Turkey, and a bunch of other places. We've read How Should a Person Be, and we've pilloried the person who nominated it. Sometimes we read that new novel that everyone is talking about and sometimes we read The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick.
The only restrictions on the books we read:
1. Fiction only.
2. You have to convince the group to read it, so don't nominate bad books.
3. It has to be less than 300 pages, unless it's our December book.
We meet from 7-8PM on the first and third Monday of every month except December. In December we don't meet, so between the third Monday in November and the first Monday in January, we read a longer book than usual. Typically we discuss the book for 45 minutes and then talk about what we want to read next.
There are a lot of book clubs out there, and most of them like to read garbage. Don't waste your time with them. Join the Literary Society.