What we're about

We are a book club meeting in Williamsburg and Greenpoint with a mix of longtime members and brand new folks each month. You are warmly invited to join us.
Our books are decided by monthly vote, and can be of any genre. After reading, we'll get together on the second Wednesday of the month at a local Williamsburg bar to discuss. The discussion is  causal and unpretentious and you are welcome to participate to whatever extent you prefer.

Please check out our sister clubs as well
Brooklyn Comics Club
Brooklyn Movie Club

Upcoming events (2)

No One Will Miss Her: A Novel by Kat Rosenfield

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Our scary/creepy/unsettling book for October is No One Will Miss Her: A Novel by Kat Rosenfield (304 pgs). Hope to see you then! About the book:

On a beautiful October morning in rural Maine, a homicide investigator from the state police pulls into the hard-luck town of Copper Falls. The local junkyard is burning, and the town pariah Lizzie Oullette is dead—with her husband, Dwayne, nowhere to be found. As scandal ripples through the community, Detective Ian Bird’s inquiries unexpectedly lead him away from small-town Maine to a swank city townhouse several hours south. Adrienne Richards, blonde and fabulous social media influencer and wife of a disgraced billionaire, had been renting Lizzie’s tiny lake house as a country getaway…even though Copper Falls is anything but a resort town. As Adrienne’s connection to the case becomes clear, so too does her connection to Lizzie, who narrates their story from beyond the grave. Each woman is desperately lonely in her own way, and they navigate a relationship that cuts across class boundaries: transactional, complicated, and, finally, deadly. A Gone Girl for the gig economy, this is a story of privilege, identity, and cunning, as two devious women from opposite worlds discover the dangers of coveting someone else’s life.

Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrère

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For November we're reading Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrère (Linda Coverdale translator, 256 pages). Hope to see you then!

About the book:

In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving her husband and small children bereft. Present at both events, Emmanuel Carrère sets out to tell the story of two families—shattered and ultimately restored. What he accomplishes is nothing short of a literary miracle: a heartrending narrative of endless love, a meditation on courage and decency in the face of adversity, an intimate and reverent look at the extraordinary beauty and nobility of ordinary lives. Precise, sober, and suspenseful, as full of twists and turns as any novel, Lives Other Than My Own confronts terrifying catastrophes to illuminate the astonishing richness of human connection: a grandfather who thought he had found paradise—too soon—and now devotes himself to helping his neighbors rebuild their village; a husband so in love with his ailing wife that he carries her in his arms like a knight does his princess; and finally, Carrère himself, longtime chronicler of the tormented self, who unexpectedly finds consolation and even joy as he immerses himself in the lives of others.

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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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