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1st Thursday Book Club

Join us in a lively discussion of recent literary fiction. We meet the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Cape May Court House Library. Below is the current reading list. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us. No need to sign up - just show up!

2017 Book List

MonthBookAuthor
January The Measure of Darkness Liam Durcan
February To Rise Again at a Decent Hour Joshua Ferris
March One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
April The Petting Zoo Jim Carroll
May Sweetland Michael Crummey
June Wonder PJ Palacio
July The Bone Clocks David Mitchell
August Tracks Robyn Davidson
September Moo Jane Smiley
October The Good Lord Bird James McBride
November The Story Hour Thirsty Umigar
December Housekeeping Marilynn Robinson

2018 Book List

MonthBookAuthor
January Transatlantic Colm McCann
February Exit West Moshan Hamid
March The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts
April The Orchardist Amanda Coplan
May A Little Life Hanya Yanajihana
June The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Graham
July The Circle Dave Eggars
August The Song Remains the Same Allison Winn Scott
September The Swans of Fifth Avenue Melanie Benjamin
October O Pioneers! Willa Cather
November Reputations Juan Gabriel Vasquez
December Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel

Great Books Book Club

Join us for a discussions on a varied range of reading selections from the Great Books Foundation. We meet September through May, every other Thursday from 10AM-12PM at the Cape May Court House Library. Below is the current reading list. If you would like to be part of any or all of these discussions, you are welcome to join us, no sign-up required.

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This year’s book: Great Conversations Vol. 1.

2017 - 2018 Reading List

MonthBookAuthorPage#
09/21/2017 “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” Walt Whitman Pg. 191
10/5/2017 “The Secret Sharer” Joseph Conrad Pg. 377
10/19/2017 “The Theory of the Leisure Class” Thorstein Veblen Pg. 415
11/2/2017 “The Value of Science” Henry Poincaré Pg. 331
11/16/2017 “The Epic of Gilgamesh” Tablets I-VI Pg. 5-31
11/30/2017 “The Epic of Gilgamesh” Tablets VII-XI Pg. 31-57
12/4/2017 “Self-Reliance” Ralph Waldo Emmerson Pg. 167
1/4/2018 “Boys and Girls” Alice Munro Pg. 505
1/18/2018 “Thoughts for the Times on War and Death” Sigmund Freud Pg. 351
2/1/2018 “Prometheus Bound” Aeschylus Pg. 61
2/15/2018 “Pensées” Blaise Pascal Pg. 131
3/1/2018 “An Enemy of the People” Henrick Ibsen, Acts I-III Pg. 221-287
3/15/2018 “An Enemy of the People” Henrick Ibsen, Acts IV-V Pg. 287-327
3/29/2018 “Democracy in America” Alexis de Tocqueville Pg. 201
4/12/2018 “The Stages of Life” Carl Jung Pg. 449
4/26/2018 “Of Friendship” and “Of Solitude” Michel de Montaigne Pg. 103
5/10/2018 “Tell Me a Riddle” Tillie Olsen Pg. 467

Online Book Clubs

Join any of our free Online Book Clubs and start reading new and exciting books in your email. Each day we'll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. If you'd like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week we feature new books. Sign up with your e-mail address today and start reading tomorrow. The following clubs are available: Audio Books - Business Books - Fiction Books - Good News Books - Horror Books - Mystery Books - NonFiction Books - Pre-Publication Books - Romance Books - Science Fiction Books - Teen Books

 

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