San Fernando Valley

Reading Group

Next Meeting

Sunday, November 10, 2-4 p.m.
Everybody’s Jane by Juliette Wells


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


March 17
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

May 19
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym

July 21
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

September 22
Jane Austen’s Juvenilia
Sunday, November 10
Everybody’s Jane by Juliette Wells


November 11
Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

September 16
Persuasion by Jane Austen

July 15
The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

May 20
Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson

March 18
Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

January 21
Jane Austen and Crime by Susannah Fullerton


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


January 23
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

May 15 Fantomina by Eliza Haywood

November 20
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


August 1
The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

September 26
Persuasion by Jane Austen

November 21
The Warden by Anthony Trollope