Library Book Club seeks Regent Readers

Written by Harold Henkel, Associate Librarian

First paperback edition of Things Fall Apart, 1958
First paperback edition of Things Fall Apart, 1958
The Library Book Club has just announced our new reading schedule and invites the Regent community to put aside those journal articles for about twenty minutes each day and rediscover the pleasure of reading, sharing ideas, and even arguing about literature. Our reading list for this year includes classics of western literature as well as non-western masterworks that support the Quality-Enhancement Plan on global competence.

All of us at Regent are very busy, but I hope this list will entice students, staff, and faculty to reserve even twenty minutes a day for recreational and enrichment reading. After all, as Mark Twain put it, “the man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”

For more information about the Library Book Club, including meeting times and our online discussion forum on LibraryThing, contact Harold Henkel at 352-4198 or

Library Book Club Schedule 2009-2010

Month Author Title
September Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
October Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
November Chaim Potok The Gift of Asher Lev
December Nicolai Gogol The Night before Christmas
January Steven Galloway The Cellist of Sarajevo
February William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (with guest moderator,
Dr. Carlos Campo)
March Charles Dickens Great Expectations (part 1)
April Charles Dickens Great Expectations (part 2)
May Anonymous Tales from the Thousand and One Nights
Samuel Johnson, Christian reader and polymath
Samuel Johnson, Christian reader and polymath

“Literature is a kind of intellectual light which, like the light of the sun, enables us to see what we do not like; but who would wish to escape unpleasing objects, by condemning himself to perpetual darkness?” Samuel Johnson