Books to Read Before you Die
Co-facilitated by June Wilcox and Kelly Meenaghan
When I asked my best friend, Sarah, for thoughts on books to read before you die, she responded with the following magnificent statement, "I realize that books I love is not the same thing as books you should read before you die, but I think the books you should read before you die are the ones that shift your perspective somehow while delighting your heart and tricking you into an amazing story so that you don't even realize what's happening inside you until it's already happened." That's my goal with this book club, to read beautiful novels from the modern to the classic, and to experience with others the power of a story to change not just the way we see the world, but to change who we are. 

Meeting Dates

  • July 26, 6:30-8:00pm
  • August 23, 6:30-8:00pm
  • September 20, 6:30-8:00pm
  • October 25, 6:30-8:00pm
  • November 15, 6:30-8:00pm
  • December 13, 6:30-8:00pm
  • January 18, 6:30-8:00pm
  • February 15, 6:30-8:00pm
  • March 22, 6:30-8:00pm
  • April 19, 6:30-8:00pm
  • May 17, 6:30-8:00pm
  • June 21, 6:30-8:00pm

Books (not necessarily listed in the order they will be discussed)

1st Season (Jan-April) SOLD OUT

  • Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht
  • Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
  • The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

2nd Season (May-August) SOLD OUT

  • Out of Africa, Isak Denison
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

3rd Season (Sept-Dec) SOLD OUT

  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Walk Through Walls, Marina Abramovic
  • People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Clubs are purchased as a package of books and are transacted in-store or online at M.Judson's website. We will contact you when the first book is available for pick up. The remaining books will be delivered at the first meeting.

If a participant already owns a copy of the book that will be discussed, he or she is welcome to swap out for a book in store of equal value at time of pick up. If giving the book club as a gift, a gift certificate will be created for the recipient.