A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold” ~ Henry Miller
We are a group of individuals with varying backgrounds, occupations, and interests. What brings us together is our interest in books and the ideas that one author can provoke in us. None of us proclaim to be scholars, but merely average people trying to find meaning in literature.
All are welcome even if you aren’t a big reader. While we do set reading agendas it is never a prerequisite to come. We average 3 weeks to a book, but it really depends on the size of the book. After we finish a book we take one week off, but will have a movie night instead. We are a forum, an idea sound board, and a discussion group.
All first time vistors receive a free beverage on us.
When: Saturday at 10:30
Where: Various coffee houses, bagel shops, tea rooms, and parks in the Denver area. Sites will be posted the week before on this blog.
Here is a list of books that we have read to give you a feel of the variety of genres we have read.
* The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
Utopia – Thomas More
* The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Wicked – Gregory Maguire
* The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
The Pilgram at Tinker Creek – Anne Dillard
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Kite Runner – Khalid Hosselini
The Time Travelers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
Kafka by the Shore – Hakuri Murakami
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Son of a Witch – Gregory Maguire
Grendel – John Gardner
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Michael Chabon
Blindness – Jose Sarramago
1984 – George Orwell
Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
Nightwatch – Sergei Lukayenenko (1st of 4 books)
*Part of the Chronicles of Narnia