Mounce Classics Book Club

Mounce Classics Book Club reads and discusses “classic” fiction books that are 50 years old or older. The Mounce Classics Book Club meets on the last Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 in the first floor conference room of Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan (201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803). Contact Alexys at amaliga@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-5600 for more information. This club is currently meeting in a hybrid format: Zoom/Mounce. Contact Alexys if you want a Zoom invite (required).

NEXT BOOK (HYBRID MEETING: ZOOM/MOUNCE, CONTACT ALEXYS FOR INVITE)

  • July 30, 2021 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift; hybrid meeting: Zoom / Mounce; contact Alexys for Zoom invitation or come to Mounce (upstairs meeting room)

UPCOMING BOOKS

  • August 27, 2021 – Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
  • September 24, 2021 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
  • October 29, 2021 – Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • November 19, 2021 – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • December 17, 2021 – “A Scandal in Bohemia” & “The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter” & “The Final Problem” by Arthur Conan Doyle (stories available to read for free through Project Gutenberg)
  • January 28, 2022 – Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov
  • February 25, 2022 – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Previous Book Selections

  • June 25, 2021 – Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • May 28, 2021 – Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  • April 30, 2021 – Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • March 26, 2021 – Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • February 26, 2021 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • January 29, 2021 – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • January 8, 2021 (postponed from Dec. 2020) – Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • November 20, 2020 – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • October 30, 2020 – Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • September 25, 2020 – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • August 28, 2020 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • July 31, 2020 – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • June 26, 2020 – Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • May 29, 2020 – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. You can find this book freely available at Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17396)
  • April 24, 2020 – The Odyssey by Homer (We recommend the Emily Wilson translation)
  • March 2020 – no meeting, book moved to April
  • February 28, 2020 – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • January 31, 2020 – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
  • December 20, 2019 – “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (The December meeting was early due to holidays.)
  • November 22, 2019 – A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • October 25, 2019 –  “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, and “The Gold Bug” by Edgar Allen Poe
  • September 27, 2019 – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • August 30, 2019 – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • July 26, 2019 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • June 28, 2019 – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • May 31, 2019 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • April 26, 2019 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • March 29, 2019 – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • February 22, 2019 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • January 25, 2019 – The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • December 28, 2018 – The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  • November 30, 2018 – Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • October 26, 2018 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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