Welcome to the Victoria Classics Book Club

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Inspired by Writer-in-Residence Carol Rizzoli’s reflections on the incomparable pleasures of reading—find her poignant essay “Books, Dreams, Friends” on page 13 of our January/February 2019 issue—we are delighted to embark on a year brimming with literary treasures. Through the Victoria Classics Book Club, we invite you to join us as we immerse ourselves in great works!

Recognizing that perhaps the only joy greater than savoring a book in solitude is sharing that experience with others, we will offer discussion questions, recipes, and other helpful resources related to each quarter’s selection. We hope that these materials will not only enhance your personal enjoyment of the title but also encourage you to plan gatherings for like-minded companions. Through our website and social media channels, we look forward to connecting with our dear readers over the wonders to be found on every page.

“The most patient of friends, they will wait for you as long as you wish,” writes Carol of the volumes she has yet to explore. “Some of these books have been waiting a generation or more for me.” Whether our Victoria Classics Book Club picks are old favorites or new discoveries, we hope that you will come along with us for this exciting chapter.

The Editors of Victoria