Bean There, Read That: Brain on Fire

Pick up a copy of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan for the Tuesday May 27, 2014 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her — and that could perhaps be […]

Bean There, Read That: Thirteen Reasons Why

Pick up a copy of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher for the Tuesday March 25, 2014 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette […]

Bean There, Read That: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Pick up a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Garth Stein for the Tuesday January 28, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! London, January 1946, emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. […]

Bean There, Read That: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Pick up a copy of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein for the Tuesday December 17, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an […]

Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Forecast

Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, essayist, and literary critic who has published more than 50 books during her long career. Her most widely-read novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been adapted for film, opera, ballet, dramatic radio broadcast, and stage. Her most recent novel, Maddaddam, published in September of 2013, concludes a dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. Read on to find out more about Atwood’s dystopian vision.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I know it’s cliché, but The Book Thief by Markus Zusak really is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life. The writing is beautiful, the story is heartwarming as well as tragic, and the narrator is written from a unique perspective… Death. The story’s lead character, Leisel Meminger, […]