399 books — 369 voters
English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. In other words, English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. In academia, the term often labels ...more
Young Adult fiction by UK authors
Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
164 books — 724 voters
Best Victorian Historical Fiction Set In Britain
277 books — 631 voters
100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List
100 books — 1,975 voters
This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some…more
[close] This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some of the World’s literature, with a primary emphasis on the great books, short stories and poetry of the early-18th century to the early-20th century. You can expect to find intelligent discussions associated with literary periods and movements; major and minor authors and their works; and potential connections and relationships with other artistic movements and periods (e.g., music, visual arts, architecture, etc.).We encourage participants to bring their intellectual curiosity and a willingness to share their knowledge and engage in critical thinking and discussion. This group is intended to be a safe, comfortable, yet stimulating haven for those looking to learn more and share their love for some of the World’s great literature.
3,101 members, last active 18 hours ago
Alienis creatura sunt pura Puris creaturis sunt rara Strange creatures are pure Pure creatures …more
[close] Alienis creatura sunt pura Puris creaturis sunt rara Strange creatures are pure Pure creatures are rare In Victorian-Era England, there are those with magical blood flowing through their veins, but does possessing such bizarre and curious powers make them purer humans than everyone else? Enter Eldritch Manor and find out for yourself...
12 members, last active 3 months ago
Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always…more
[close] Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always be available through Hoopla, and/or CloudLibrary and Overdrive. All you need is your library card and a free Goodreads account to participate. Our discussion of "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald, will begin on June 1. Let's read about first 7 chapters. The moderator will post questions on every Friday ( 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th) and you will be given a week to post your answers. We can always change. It's fun-reading so there won't be a long quiz, just 1-3 relevant questions. Everyone will get to see the questions and answers. Thanks.
13 members, last active one year ago
We read the classics and only the classics! This book club was organized by a few friends in …more
[close] We read the classics and only the classics! This book club was organized by a few friends in Muncie, Indiana looking to finally catch up on all of those classics sitting on our bookshelves. For our monthly reads, we will focus on long and short novels written or published between 1770 and 1970. These stories are always easier to understand and appreciate when discussed in a group, so feel free to post your questions, comments, and opinions for each book. Don't feel pressured by the deadlines. You can always go back and engage in a discussion for a previously read book. **Project Gutenberg has thousands of free ebooks available for download. These are primarily older works with expired copyright making them available in the public domain. This is a great place to look for some of our older books and short stories.** http://www.gutenberg.org/
31 members, last active 3 days ago
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