This is a book club that will meet on the third Tuesday of the month in or around West Hartford. We're currently meeting virtually via Zoom, but plan to meet outside (masked) during the warmer months.
If you love to read and would like to meet with other adults monthly to discuss books and share a meal, join us! I started this group because there were only Meetup book groups for people 50+ in West Hartford, so I'm inclined to say this group will be for 20s-40s, though I don't want to exclude anyone who's interested.
This group is casually run by me, Liz, and Jen has been helping manage it a lot the past few months. Because some have asked --the member dues go towards the Meetup fees, and don't cover it. Meetup charges $15/month to use their platform.
Discussion Questions For those of you new here, in the past I'd print out and bring copies of questions I'd found. We often start our gathering just catching up with one another, bringing up our thoughts and questions about the book as we liked, and then refer to the questions if we needed more to prompt discussion or there was something in particular someone wanted to address (ie this isn't English class where everyone is required to prepare an answer for each question)
September 2016: Planning Meeting
October 2016: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
November 2016:All the Light we Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
December 2016: The 100-year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson
January 2017: Alif the Unseen, G Willow Wilson
February 2017: Necessary Lies, Diane Chamberlain
March 2017: Letter to my Daughter, Maya Angelou
April 2017: Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 2017: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
June 2017: State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
July 2017: Townie: A Memoir, Andre Dubus III
August 2017: Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
September 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
October 2017: A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
November 2017: Stoner, John Williams
December 2017: Under the Blood-Red Sun, Graham Salisbury
January 2018:The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Mackenzi Lee
February 2018: Never Let me Go, Kazuo Ishuguro
March 2018: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
April 2018:Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
May 2018:The Astonishing Color of After, Emily Pan
June 2018: The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory
July 2018: A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
August 2018: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
September 2018: The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff
October 2018: Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes
November 2018:Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate
December 2018: The Power, Naomi Alderman
If you've read recently that you think would be good for this group, please message organizers. Fiction preferred.