San Fernando Valley

Reading Group

Next Meeting

January 21, 1-4 p.m.

Jane Austen and Crime by Susannah Fullerton

Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea


Cheryl Cole


The San Fernando Valley Reading Group meets on Sunday afternoons six times per year, in January, March, May, July, September and November. Our group is open to new members!

Reading List Archive

2017 January 15 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen March 19 Atonement by Ian McEwan May 28 Sisters of Fortune by Jehanne Wake July 23 The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope September 17 An Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett November 12 Excellent Women by Barbara Pym 2016 January 24 Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford March 6 Jane’s Fame by Claire Harman May 15 Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott July 17 The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope September 18 Emma by Jane Austen November 13 Dean’s Watch by Elizabeth Goudge 2015 January 25 Persuasion by Jane Austen March 22 Longbourn by Jo Baker May 17 Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope July 19 Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty September 20 The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne November 8 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 2014 January 26 A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr March 16 The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope May 18 Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell July 20 Silas Marner by George Elliot September 21 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen November 9 The Black Count by Tom Reiss 2013 January 20 Emma by Jane Austen March 17 Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope May 19 Poetry in Jane Austen’s words July 21 Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin September 15 What Matters in Jane Austen: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan November 10 Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer 2012 January 8 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen March 18 Kim and “Debits and Credits” by Rudyard Kipling May 27 Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman July 15 A Memoir of Jane Austen and Other Family Recollections by J.E. Austen-Leigh, edited by Kathryn Sutherland September 9 Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope November 11 Venetia by Georgette Heyer 2011 January 16 Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer March 13 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen May 22 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton July 17 Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope September 18 Victoria’s Daughters by Jerrold Packard November 13 Beau Brummell, The Ultimate Man of Style by Ian Kelly 2010 January 17 Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope March 14 Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell May 16 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift July 18 Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray September 19 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen November 14 Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott 2009 January 25 Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier March 8 The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope May 31 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell July 19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding September 20 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen November 15 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 2008 January 27 Marriage, settlements, dowry, financial arrangements in the time of Jane Austen Marriage and love in England: modes of reproduction, 1300-1840 by Alan Macfarlane March 16 Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen by Edward Copeland May 18 Persuasion by Jane Austen July 20 Middlemarch by George Eliot September 21 The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope November 16 Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 2007 January 14 Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett March 18 Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope May 20 Precious Bane by Mary Webb July 15 Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne or Sentimental Journey by Jill Barnett September 16 Emma by Jane Austen November 18 Adam Bede by George Eliot 2006 January 8 Sequels of your choice March 26 Dr. Thorne by Anthony Trollope May 7 The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys July 30 Villette by Charlotte Brontë September 17 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen November 19 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons 2005 January 23 Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope May 15 Fantomina by Eliza Haywood November 20 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 2004 August 1 The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox September 26 Persuasion by Jane Austen November 21 The Warden by Anthony Trollope