What we're about
Founded in 2011 by the manager of Zebu Forno (now closed but it was a great place on South Street), we have since had a stint at Atlanta Bread in Madison -- now also closed -- and after that Panera Bread (still open!).
We started as a typical book club --- reading mostly "literary" best-sellers with some non-fiction sprinkled in, all suggested by members. Then we had a phase where we each picked books that had special meaning for us, and discussed them with the group. Also we did a string of great YA fiction.
We also have had a sideline on Shakespeare for a while, as several of our members are volunteers for the Shakespeare Theater of NJ at Drew University, and have seen many of their EXCELLENT productions. Also we did a Shakespeare reading group -- no experience necessary, no pre-reading of the plays necessary -- we are still doing that at the Raritan Library.
Our other new thing is focus on a particular author and read through their works, on the theory that we will learn more and have a "deeper" experience that stays with us ... perhaps permanently. We are trying out a few local restaurants as part of this experiment. Right now we are doing Murakami, and until we are DONE with Murakami, we are the Mostly Murakami Meetup!
If you would like to be an Organizer, and are willing to lead Meetups on books at venues of your choosing, for the benefit of the readers of Morristown, we will be happy to offer you the support of this Meetup group.