Princeton Area Alumni Association

Social Activities: Book Club Selections

Please help support the PA3 by paying your 2018/2019 annual dues today!
Comment on Post

0 (max 2000)
PAAA

Book Club Selections

The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30 pm at one of several locations on campus. Selections alternate, with occasional exceptions, between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection. Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members, and no RSVP is necessary. Meetings are announced in PA3's monthly newsletter and under "Upcoming Events" on the homepage.

Authors whose names appear in orange participated (or will participate) in the discussion.

  • November 2013 - The Accursed, Prof. Joyce Carl Oates (precursor to book club)
  • September 2014 - The Alchemist, Paolo Coehlo
  • October 2014 - Independence Day, Richard Ford
  • November 2014 - The Surrendered, Prof. Chang-Rae Lee
  • December 2014 - Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Wife, Queen Noor '73
  • February 2015 - Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer '99
  • March 2015 - Would You Kill the Fat Man?, David Edmonds
  • April 2015 - The Fifth Gospel, Ian Caldwell '98
  • May 2015 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain ’89
  • June 2015 - Devo’s Freedom of Choice, Evie Nagy ’98
  • September 2015 - Wilson, A. Scott Berg '71
  • November 2015 - The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
  • December 2015 - The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • January 2016 - Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon
  • March 2016 - The Fisherman, Chigozie Obioma
  • April 2016 - The Great Escape, Prof. Angus Deaton
  • May 2016 - Digging to America, Anne Tyler
  • June 2016 - Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • September 2016 - Middlesex, Prof. Jeffrey Eugenides
  • November 2016 - After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, Prof. Alan Blinder '67
  • December 2016 - Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  • April 2017 - The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis ’82
  • May 2017 - Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult ’87 S86 h16
  • June 2017 - The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Service, Richard L. Jackson ’62
  • September 2017 - I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Anne Margaret Daniel *99
  • October 2017 - Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, A. Scott Berg ’71
  • November 2017 - Camino Island, John Grisham
  • January 2018 - An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic, Daniel Mendelsohn *94
  • February 2018 - Exit West, Mohsin Hamid '93
  • March 2018 - Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Prof. Yiyun Li 
  • April 2018 - Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think Like a Data Scientist, Howard Wainer *68
  • May 2018 - The Final Club, Geoffrey Wolff '66
  • June 2018 - The Control of Nature, John McPhee '53
  • September 2018 - The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by Arlen 11 months ago.