The Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC) Book Club meets once each month, usually the last Wednesday at 7:30 pm at a vegetarian restaurant. We alternate between fiction and nonfiction. VSDC members and friends who have read at least half the book are welcome to attend.
An RSVP is required to attend. See the DC Area Vegan Meetup site for our upcoming meeting dates and to RSVP!
To find out the location, at least one week before the meeting, leave a message for Beth on the Veg Line (202-362-VEGY, box 2), or email to email@example.com, or send a message via Meetup.
The VSDC Book Club celebrates 25 years in 2017!
HOW WE CHOOSE BOOKS
Book Club participants vote for two upcoming books at every other meeting: one fiction and one nonfiction. Any Book Club member can nominate a book — be prepared to participate in the discussion if it wins! We read books that are in paperback, in print, and under 400 pages. Plus, we read authors we haven’t read in the past five years (or ever).
POPULAR MEETING PLACES
- Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant* at 6304 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va.
- Sticky Fingers Bakery at 1370 Park Road NW, Washington, DC (Columbia Heights Metro)
- Soupergirl at 314 Carroll Street, NW, Washington, DC (Takoma Metro)
- Yuan Fu Vegetarian Restaurant* at 798 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.* VSDC GreenRewards® discount program participant
At the end of each Book Club meeting, participants vote on whether they would recommend the book — yes, no, or “other.” We started asking this question at the April 1993 meeting. Votes before then do not include everyone who participated in the discussion, and may include some who didn’t. Note the self-selection: People who do not like a book may be less likely to come to the meeting.
|January||Off the Reservation||Glen Merzer||4||1||4|
|February||Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End||Atul Gawande||6||0||3|
|March||My Brilliant Friend||Elena Ferrante||5||0||1|
|April||Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II||Vicki Croke||3||0||3|
|May||Leaving Time||Jodi Picoult||5||2||1|
|June||The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History||Elizabeth Kolbert||7||0||3|
|July||Jerry’s Vegan Women||Ben Shaberman|
|August||The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically||Peter Singer|
|September||The Bear Went Over the Mountain||William Kotzwinkle|
|October||The Glass Castle||Jeannette Walls|
|January||Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and the Sexual Politics of Meat||Kara Davis and Wendy Lee, eds.||3||0||4|
|February||The Rosie Project: A Novel||Graeme Simsion||3||0||1|
|March||The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals||Jenny Brown||10||0||1|
|April||Dog On It||Spencer Quinn||3||4||3|
|May||A Fighting Chance||Elizabeth Warren||8||1||0|
|June||The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry||Gabrielle Zevin||5||0||1|
|July||The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and Those Who Love Them||Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg||1||3||5|
|August||The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero||Marla Rose||7||0||0|
|September||Will Travel for Vegan Food||Kristin Lajeunesse||8||1||3|
|October||Lord of the Flies||William Golding||4||1||3|
|November||The Astronaut Wives Club||Lily Koppel||4||1||4|
- See past selected books (2014 and before)