The Bismarck State College Library’s annual book talk series returned for its first discussion of the new year.
Every year the library organizes a book club for anyone in the community who wants to join.
The year, the club’s discussion focuses on exploring the topic “journey.”
The group, made up of about a dozen members, is reading three different novels centered on that theme: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Wandering in Strange Lands and Nomadland.
The readers will take about a month to finish each novel before meeting to discuss it with the group and moving on to the next.
“Reading is kind of a private matter. You can choose any book you want and yet there’s a part of it that is really a pleasure to get together and hear what other people have to say about it,” Discussion Leader Brian Palecek said.
The next meeting will be held 1 p.m. Feb. 6 inside the college’s library to discuss Wandering in Strange Lands.
The book talk series is free and open to the public to attend.