Many thanks for your suggestions and helpful edits. I could certainly have been clearer in outlining the type of bookclub I had in mind.
As I mentioned in my reply to Belthazar, the books that I myself am most interested in reading could be described as modern and contemporary literary fiction, and I agree with daines that looking at prize winners/nominees might be a good place to start - although I’m sure that many would-be participants are likely to have a few authors of their own in mind that they’d like to read.
To be honest I was initially just looking to see if anyone was interested in reading, specifically, Kawabata’s ‘Meijin’, along with me - preferably someone with a tighter grasp on the language who could guide me though any rough spots! - but on the other hand I do think it would be nice if there were a reading club that catered to those with an interest in more established literary works, and I don’t mind putting in some work that way, so long as I’m not the only person able or willing to do so.
Tentatively I would suggest that we make a thread where those of us who are interested can propose and vote on different books to read, with the person who put forward the selected book taking on primary responsibility for managing the group for the period that we’re all reading it. On the other hand, I’m not as experienced or active a member as others here, so I’m very open to suggestions if people are willing to offer them.