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Has anyone checked out the reading list of the CSLC - The Chautaugua Scientific and Literary Circle? If you get on their website and maneuver around a bit, you can find the reading list from the book club which dates back to the late 1800's. Basically, the circle was started to help people who were unable to go to college to better themselves through literature - both fiction and non-fiction. Although the society was started by a religious denomination, the books are generally not along that line. The are mainly political, historical, and scientific. Most of these are not easy reading, and the book club is still running today. So far, I've been able to get copies of all of the books - with help from my local libraries.

If you've run out of things to read, try some of these.


Sapper41 said:
Dont have time to search the site, but is there a link to all the lists from the past?
Yep. On the page that you'll see via the link given above, look near the top just under "Book Club". There's a PDF file listing the books of 1878-2004.


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Interesting collection of books - so few have stood the test of time. But then, things change so much for most non-fiction to still be applicable.