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 Monday of the month at 7pm.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Monday, April 19, 2021: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Monday, May 17, 2021: Contact by Carl Sagan
Monday, June 21, 2021: A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
Monday, July 19, 2021: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Monday, August 16, 2021: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Monday, September 20, 2021: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Monday, October 18, 2021: One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
Monday, November 15, 2021: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
March 2021: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
February 2021: Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball
January 2021: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
December 2020: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella GIbbons
November 2020: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
October 2020: Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger
September 2020: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
August 2020: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
July 2020: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
June 2020: Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
May 2020: The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
April 2020: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
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
The classic multimillion copy bestseller
Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients.
In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming's agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who's been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table.
Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cosmos and renowned astronomer Carl Sagan’s international bestseller about the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space remains the “greatest adventure of all time” (Associated Press).
The future is here…in an adventure of cosmic dimension.
A hilarious satire about college life and high class manners, this is a classic of postwar English literature.
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
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
Now a Netflix film starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas
"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."
"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition
An American classic and the inspiration for the motion picture starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.
Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look.
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie.
The landmark, bestselling account of the crimes against American Indians during the 19th century, now on its 50th Anniversary.
The timeless Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece following a humble farmer’s journey through 1920s China returns with this beautifully repackaged edition that celebrates its nearly ninety years as an American classic.
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 the great, and nearly great, people throughout history by New Yorker humorist Will Cuppy.
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.