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Book Club in September

Book Club in September

The Valley Park Blog has a few tips and tricks to help you start your own book club this month. Reading is a great way to relax, have some fun, and meet new friends. We have book recommendations and advice below. We hope that you have an excellent month here in Bethlehem, PA!


Book Recommendations


The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.”


Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise.”


Book Club Tips


A book club is a great opportunity to meet new people. Post a notice at your local library (or on their website) about your book club. Have your friends invite their friends. Start a Facebook page to promote your group. Invite a coworker who likes to read, invite your neighbors, and invite all of your friends to read a book with you this month.


Before you invite anyone to your group, decide which genre you will read. Will you be reading classics? Best sellers? Romance? Science fiction? Decide what you’ll be reading and then invite people to your club. Make sure the members are clear on which genre you’ll be reading. If your group will be reading science fiction, and your friend enjoys history books on World War II, they might want to skip your group.


It’s important to choose your book club’s location carefully. Groups with less than ten people can meet in your Valley Park apartment. Larger groups may want to meet at the local library here in Bethlehem, PA.


Do you have any tips for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!