August 1, 2014

LD's Book Club: August 2014 Selection

Hello Everyone!

This month, Lizzie Diana’s Book Club is going to be headed back to the jazz age. That’s right—this month’s pick is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald! I thought this novel appropriate for August as most of it takes place over the course of one summer. Additionally, it is mercifully short, which will be useful (to me at least) as school starts to pick up again! While Gatsby is far too deep for any single blog post, and I think it unlikely that we will break any new ground in Gatsby criticism, I do hope that we will come to see the novel anew for ourselves. Perhaps by understanding more of Gatsby with his extraordinary gift for hope, we will learn something of ourselves and those around us.

Best wishes,