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, 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
August 2021: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
July 2021: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
June 2021: A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
May 2021: Contact by Carl Sagan
April 2021: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
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
Now a New York Times bestseller
Acclaimed author Susan Wilson brings us a touching yet unblinkingly authentic tale of loss and rediscovery, of true friendship and learning what's truly important in life.
One note. Three words. And Adam March's well-ordered life and well-laid plans are shattered.
“O'Brien has written a vital, important book—a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Thing
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.
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
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.