NYTimes article on book clubs
Earlier this week, I was delighted to find that my book club had chosen a classic American coming-of-age tale -- useful, and literary enough, for someone who studies American literature: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hadn't even heard of it, but by reading the first 30 pages, quickly could recognize its importance. But it's a long book.
Similar to the article, we've got some haute folks reliving past glory days in education and some people that want to read something light. The last session I attended, we enjoyed The Great Gatsby.
Book clubs are fun, but hilariously political in the struggle between pop lit, historical lit, and contemporary lit.