March Discussion: The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

Hi fellow readers,

I’m going to do this month a little differently. For March’s book, The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir, I’m going to have a single discussion thread (this post) that we can come back to whenever we want to comment. That will help keep the conversation lively and accommodate everyone’s reading speeds, and it won’t break the conversation up as much as separate posts did.


After you’ve read a little bit in The Mandarins, come back to this post and start a conversation. Ask something you wondered about during your reading, or formulate a question to start a conversation on something in the book that caught your interest. You can ask more than one question.

After you ask your question, go answer someone else’s!


P.S., please excuse my silence in the latter half of February. I was having a health crisis that kept me from doing a lot of things, this book club among them. I’m feeling better now, so I hope things will be getting back to normal soon.