The group meets for a couple of hours for drinks & snacks while they discuss a chosen book.

The next meeting of the reading group will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The book is: A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr,
The Reading Group began in January, 2003. It meets once a month. At each meeting, we pick a date for the next meeting. We take turns hosting the group.

For general information about the Book Club please contact Diana Crane-Hervé at craneher@sas.upenn.edu

In 2016 we read:
  • Antonia Fraser, My History
  • Michel Houellebecq, Submission (Soumission)
  • Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
In 2015
  • Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (vol. 1 of a quartet)
  • Louise Erdich, The Round House
  • Nadine Gordimer, July's People
  • Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
In 2014
  • William Boyd, The New Confessions
  • Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You
  • Ruth Rendall, Judgment in Stone
  • Reza Aslan, Zealot: The life and times of Jesus
  • Reza Aslan, No god but God: the origins, evolution and future of Islam
  • John Williams, Stoner
  • Jo Baker, Longbourn: The Servant's Story
  • Alice Munro, Friend of My Youth
In 2013
  • Airic Campbell, On the floor
  • Yasmina Khadre, The Attack
  • Philip Roth, Nemesis
  • Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule
  • Andrei Makine, Le Testament Français
  • Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
In 2012
  • Lucy Moore Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties
  • David Benioff City of Thieves
  • Michael Lewis, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Rachel Cusk, Arlington Park

We try to alternate fiction and non-fiction. We do not meet during the summer months. Our activities resume in September. J. L. Carr, A Month in the Country