The fall of 2010 marked the start of our first year away from Smith, and we Chapin housemates (and a classmate from Parsons and one from Haven) missed the fast-paced discussions we had grown used to in our classrooms and late at night in Chapin’s dining room. We also found that—for the first time in years—we had time to read for pleasure, and were looking to each other for book recommendations. Because we are spread out across the country, we saw a virtual book club as a great opportunity to stay in touch, as well as to keep some literary discussion in our post-Smith lives.
Some Chapin Club Book members on Ivy Day 2010. Front row, left to right: Sarah Campbell, Claire Stein-Ross, Katy Frank. Back row: Yael Langer, Cornelia Treptow, Rachel Sietz and Sarah Bashiruddin.