Now Reading: Anna Karenina

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We just finished discussing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for November/December, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina!

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This is the famous opening sentence of Tolstoi’s epic love story between Anna Arkadyevna Karenina and her Count Vronsky. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy is a classic story of love and tragedy against the backdrop of pre-revolutionary Russia. The extravagant and dramatic story of Anna Karenina who risks everything for passion is intertwined with the quiet story of Levin (an autobiographical character) and his own quest for true love and personal fulfillment. This psychological masterpiece is considered to be one of the greatest novels of world literature.

Check out Anna Karenina in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In December, we’ll post questions about the book for you to discuss.

Now Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

We just finished discussing Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for September/October, Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

Untitled-28Gabriel Utterson is intrigued by the sinister figure of Mr Hyde, and the latter’s strange relationship with Utterson’s good friend, Dr Jekyll. When Mr Hyde beats a Member of Parliament to death, Gabriel Utterson tries to get to the bottom of the mystery and eventually discovers Dr Jekyll’s dark secret.

Check out Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In October, we’ll post questions about the book for you to discuss.