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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 listed under "Upcoming Events" on the homepage.

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

  • January 2019 - Why Religion? A Personal Story, Prof. Elaine Pagels
  • November 2018 - The News from the End of the World, Emily Jeanne Miller '95
  • October 2018Blowing America's Mind: A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen, John Selby '68 & Paul Jeffrey Davids '69
  • September 2018 - The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington 1893
  • June 2018 - The Control of Nature, John McPhee '53
  • May 2018 - The Final Club, Geoffrey Wolff '66
  • April 2018 - Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think Like a Data Scientist, Howard Wainer *68
  • March 2018 - Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Prof. Yiyun Li 
  • February 2018 - Exit West, Mohsin Hamid '93
  • January 2018 - An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic, Daniel Mendelsohn *94
  • November 2017 - Camino Island, John Grisham
  • October 2017 - Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, A. Scott Berg ’71
  • September 2017 - I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Anne Margaret Daniel *99
  • June 2017 - The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Service, Richard L. Jackson ’62
  • May 2017 - Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult ’87 S86 h16
  • April 2017 - The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds, Michael Lewis ’82
  • December 2016 - Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  • November 2016 - After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, Prof. Alan Blinder '67
  • September 2016 - Middlesex, Prof. Jeffrey Eugenides
  • June 2016 - Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • May 2016 - Digging to America, Anne Tyler
  • April 2016 - The Great Escape, Prof. Angus Deaton
  • March 2016 - The Fisherman, Chigozie Obioma
  • January 2016 - Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon
  • December 2015 - The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • November 2015 - The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
  • September 2015 - Wilson, A. Scott Berg '71
  • June 2015 - Devo’s Freedom of Choice, Evie Nagy ’98
  • May 2015 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain ’89
  • April 2015 - The Fifth Gospel, Ian Caldwell '98
  • March 2015 - Would You Kill the Fat Man?, David Edmonds
  • February 2015 - Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer '99
  • December 2014 - Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Wife, Queen Noor '73
  • November 2014 - The Surrendered, Prof. Chang-Rae Lee
  • October 2014 - Independence Day, Richard Ford
  • September 2014 - The Alchemist, Paolo Coehlo
  • November 2013 - The Accursed, Prof. Joyce Carl Oates (precursor to book club)

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