BRENTWOOD, Calif. — To sit at Richard Riordan’s table is to turn back a few pages to a time before books and bipartisanship went out of fashion.
A group of notable Angelenos has been gathering in the former Los Angeles mayor's Brentwood home once a month since 1994 to discuss books.
“It’s a lot of fun. Everybody loves it,” Riordan said.
The book club is invitation only, but anyone can pick up a book from a list of nearly 300 titles they’ve read over the last 25 years.
If you're interested in the books they have discussed, here are some of them below to check out:
- The Mayor by Richard Riordan
- Don’t Stop the Presses! by Patt Morrison
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- The Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry
- Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
- The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
- Bad Blood by John Carreyrou