Do you love to read? Would you like to get together with other book lovers?

Bucks County Community College‘s Book Discussion Group just launched its Fall Reading Series. During the month of September, the group will talk about ‘Red Notice’ by Bill Browder on September 12.

These informal meetings are free and open to public. The gatherings take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month during the academic year at the college’s Newtown campus.

Michael Hennessey, the literature professor who convenes the meetings, says group members come from a variety of backgrounds but share a love of reading, and new readers are always welcome.

“The group has many deep thinkers interested in sustained inquiry about the state of humanity, and in learning about other cultures and how different people think,” said Hennessey, who has led the group discussions for more than two decades. “We welcome newcomers because we are interested in new perspectives. You can come and just listen if you want just to get a taste of the conversation.”

The first title on the table this fall is Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder. The nonfiction book traces Browder’s improbable journey from prep-school washout through college, business school, and a series of consulting and Wall Street jobs before becoming Russia’s largest foreign investor.

Upcoming Books to Discuss

October 10 –  Spring: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) by Ali Smith
November 14 – Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
December 12 – Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

At the final meeting of 2019 on December 12, the group will discuss and select titles for its meetings from January to June. Suggestions are welcome.

About the Bucks County Community College Book Discussion Group

The Bucks County Community College Book Discussion Group was founded in 1988. It meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings are in room 114 of the Rollins Center, located near the Student Life office. The campus is located at 275 Swamp Road in Newtown. For snow closing information, call 215-968‑8000 or visit

For more information, contact Michael Hennessey at 215-968-8164 or [email protected]

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