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might overlook these titles in favor of more contemporary ones due to the misperception that classic fiction is outdated or irrelevant.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
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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