Classics Book Club


High school English classes have ingrained in many that classic literature is “boring.” Even those who do appreciate the classics might overlook these titles in favor of more contemporary ones due to the misperception that classic fiction is outdated or irrelevant. This book club seeks to reinvigorate the classics and make them more applicable to contemporary culture by tying them into current issues and events. The hope is that we’ll all grow our canon of the titles we’ve read while gaining a new appreciation for classic fiction.

From Marquez to Woolf to Hurston to Salter, we'll be reading and discussing the Classics. If you're intrigued by novels that have transcended time and culture.

The Classics Book Club meets online via the Zoom platform on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

This book club is on hiatus until further notice.

Book Club Liaison: Sarah Forester

July Selection

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Previous Selections

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Fall by Albert Camus

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor