1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club
This book club is unique in that all of the selections are from the Workman publication of the same title. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is led by staff member Charlie and started in 2019. While every selection comes from the book, members vote on which titles to read and the selections range from classics to contemporary nonfiction! There’s sure to be something to suit every reader!
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Thursday, April 16, 2020: 11/22/63 by Stephen King - https://www.gotomeet.me/1000BookClub (Also, people can dial in using their phone on (646) 749-3122; Access Code: 359-543-069)
Thursday, May 21, 2020: The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
Thursday, June 18, 2020: Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
Thursday, July 16, 2020: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Thursday, August 20, 2020: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Thursday, September 17, 2020: Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball
February 2020: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
January 2020: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
December 2019: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
November 2019: From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
October 2019: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
September 2019: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
August 2019: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
July 2019: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
June 2019: Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
May 2019: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
April 2019: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author
Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.
Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S.
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans.
A very funny view of famous people throughout history by New Yorker humorist Will Cuppy. Hysterically funny (yet historically accurate), Cuppy transforms luminaries such as Nero, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Lucrezia Borgia, Attila the Hun, Lady Godiva and Miles Standish into human beings.
One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Now a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.
The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World
SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.
A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds
James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming's masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time.
Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.
I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . .