Together, we tackle that list of books we know we should have read by now and have meaningful conversations with new friends.
We meet every 8 weeks, with optional “read-ins” at the Velvet Mill in Stonington, CT. Grab your favorite beverage from one of the Mill vendors (beer, rum, coffee, tea, kombucha–we’ve got it all!), settle into a cozy seat in the atrium or in the Den, and get some pages down in time for our next meeting.
The book club leader occasionally invites subject-matter experts for a deep dive into relevant themes, plans fun outings, and more. Our discussions are rigorous and robust, recognizing literature through the lens of the period in which it was written while evaluating its place within our current realities.
Does your book club do that?
|December 2023||100 Years of Solitude|
|February 2024||Moby Dick|
|April 2024||Tess of the D’Ubervilles|
|June 2024||Huck Finn|
|August 2024||Twelve Years a Slave|
|December 2024||Pride & Prejudice|
Q: Is there a fee to join?
A: No. The book club is free, although your generous donation as a sustaining member is encouraged, and will go toward support of our nonprofit. Any books you wish to buy are at your own discretion.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Not necessarily, but some of the themes discussed in books and during the book club’s group meetings will be adult in nature.
Q: What’s this about the book club read-ins at the Velvet Mill?
A: We’re so glad you asked! Some people prefer to read alone in a quiet place, while others prefer to read in a setting conducive to people-watching. Thought Fox offers both. We meet every other week for an optional reading session where we can read our current book club pick together. No talking, no guided discussion, just read, read, read. Bring your book, grab a coffee or adult beverage at the Mill, and make a dent in your book. Read-ins are optional but we think they’re pretty rad.
Q: I’ve already read all of these books. Why should I still join the book club?
A: Maybe you’re familiar with these titles from high school, college, or just because, but we still think you should join the book club. Why? Because talking about books with likeminded literature lovers can help to reveal complexities you may never have considered before.
Q: I’m a subject-matter expert or scholar. Can I present at Thought Fox’s book club?
A: Holler. By that, we mean yes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking to engage with thought leaders. We try to take the experience off the page by welcoming scholars, professors, researchers, librarians, teachers, museum curators–anyone who can lend their expertise or perspective to the conversations.
Q: What if I want to suggest a title for the book club?
A: Awesome! Please email us at email@example.com.