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Classic Picks for July

15 May

Next Monday, we’ll be getting together to discuss our most recent Classic Bookclub choice: George Orwell’s 1984. But here’s a little preview of the selection for the following Classic session that will take place in July…

The whole point of the Classic Bookclub is to read some of those books that you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t quite got round to. These might be big, obvious classics, like Crime and Punishment or Great Expectations, but they might also be something a bit less obvious; an overlooked work by a famous author; a little known, undiscovered gem by someone you’ve never heard of; a classic from another country or culture.

For July, I’ve plumped for a well-known writer (that I’ve never read – but so been meaning to) and some of his slightly less obvious works. So the choices for the next Classic Bookclub are:

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s

Notes from Underground and  The Double (1861)


The Bothers Karamazov (1878)


and The Idiot (1868)


Perhaps you’ve read some Dostoyevsky and fancy reading a little more, or maybe you’d like to re-read one of these acclaimed novels. Either way, we’ll be deciding at the Classic Bookclub meeting this coming Monday the 20th, 7.30pm. See you there!