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, November 16, 2020: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Monday, December 21, 2020: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella GIbbons
Monday, January 18, 2021: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Monday, February 15, 2021: Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball
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
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
"Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature." —Anthony Minghella, director of the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley
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.
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.