Book Club Reading & Discussion

JASNA SC is pleased to offer a book cub experience for our members hosted by long-time member Deborah Barnum, who has led a book club for JASNA Vermont and JASNA SC for many years. All members are invited to participate.

Book club participants have two options–attend an in-person discussion or discuss with Deb via Zoom. Mix it up if you like! The selection of books and discussion dates are listed below. For more information, contact Deb Barnum.

2023 - 2024 Book Club Selections

For each book club selection, an in-person discussion will take place at 3:00 pm ET in someone’s home in the Bluffton area. Later that evening, at 6:30 pm, a Deb will lead a Zoom discussion of the book.


September 26, 2023: Cecilia by Frances Burney (1782) — Start early, this is a long one!
November 14, 2023: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
December  5, 2023: Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson (1920) Read the first in the series, more later if desired
February 6, 2024: Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac (1846)
April 2, 2024: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (1951) – Hosted by Deb in her home
June 4, 2024: The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas; it is advisable for everyone to read the same translation, Liesel Schillinger (Penguin 201[we should all read the same translation if possible – Caroline suggests Liesl Schillinger, Penguin 2013)

September 2024: TBD – Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence (1928, 1932, 1959, 1960 – what a history!)

More information about each book will be included in our monthly newsletter as the discussion date approaches, including time and place, discussion questions, and Zoom details. For more information, contact Deb Barnum.