Westend Book Group
Book Group Books
Greatest Books Famous Lists
NYT Book Review
'04 Best: NYT
NYPL Best of 2004
'04 Gr.Hfd: OneBook
Book Group started in 1986, thirty years ago. Most of us come from the
neighborhood. Some of us now live out-of-state and come when in town. Our ages span twenty-five years.
We read mostly award-winners and classics, sprinkled with biography and other non-fiction. We plan a getaway every spring, and sometimes we even go. We have met in the Berkshires, in New York City, in upstate NY, in Marin, in London, in Paris.
Our only rule: the book has to be available in paperback, which is sometimes broken given the low cost of buying digital. Each September members are assigned a month to host, and switch if necessary. The host selects the book and provides some wine and goodies. We meet at 7:30 in the evening, share what's new, and then discuss the book.
Eight members is optimal. 10-12 members seems to be about maximum for
us. Create your own book group, and let us know what you're
reading! See what we're reading now, under "members".
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