Every so often, we at the ol’ book club like to dig into something a little bit bigger than a monthly book. Okay, a lot bigger. So we came up with the challenge read, whereby we read a much longer work over the course of six months. Although we’ll be checking in from time-to-time at regular meetings, it’s a separate undertaking. Note the July meeting date! Our next challenge read is “1Q84” by the venerated Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, whom we’ve been individually meaning to read for some time. It’s about a young woman who begins to notice discrepancies in the world around her and an aspiring writer whose life begins to unravel after taking on an unusual project. Over the course of the novel, their narratives intertwine and connect and we get to read all about it. There’s a link to a fuller description below.
We’ll meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar. Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at email@example.com. See you there, and happy reading!