Your Club in Lights: The Maryland-Based “We Don’t Have a Name” Book Club

  • February 6, 2015

A look at an interesting book club and how it is they do what they do.

Your club’s name: We don't have a name. Should we make one up?

Location: The Bradley Hills area of Bethesda, MD, and Georgetown.

How long you’ve been around: We just had our 10th anniversary dinner.

How many members: We have nine members. We are co-ed, too.

Book you’re currently reading: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami.

Book you last read: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

Book that’s up next: The Known World by Edward P. Jones.

Since your inception, the book that has generated the strongest (good, bad, or otherwise) reaction: The worst book was The Finkler Question.

The secret to your club’s success: The group decides books, we only schedule when everyone can come, dinner follows, and we have rules for discussion.

[Responses provided by club member Judy Patterson.]

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