Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

About June 8, 2006

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


5 Responses to “About”

  1. Aussenbagen Says:

    This all sound very interesting. But being entirely a newbie to this sort of thing. I am trying to break out of the rut I lived in for 15 years. I love to read. I love movies and I love abnormal normal people. But what I can’t figure out is what is coming up over the next few weeks. I can’t make every Saturday or every Thursday, but I can make every other Saturday and every other Thursday. Somebody take pity on me and fill me in.

  2. Kylle Says:


    Sorry to confuse. We meet just on Saturdays at 10:30. This week (Saturday July 28th, 2007) we are meeting at the House of Commons, which is located in LODO. The book we are currently reading is The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Micheal Chabon.

    If you look at the post “and the winners are…” you will we a pdf with our upcoming books. We don’t put dates because we never know how long it’s going to take to get through a book.

    Hope that helps! If you need anything else feel free to email me at

  3. Aussenbagen Says:

    Thanks for the great reply. I have reserved the Yiddish Policeman’s Union at Border’s. It may not be for three weeks until my schedule allows me to go to a meeting, but I might be able to do Movie Nights if I knew that schedule.


  4. Kylle Says:

    It seems like summer is a busy time for all, but we would love for you to come whenever you are available. I’m anticipating another week or two on the Chabon book, that means a movie around the 11th or 18th of August.
    This blog is updated every week so you can find out where we are.


  5. I love your site. Keep it up !

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