Book Club

Book Club is held on the fourth Friday of each month at 10 AM at the home of one of the group members. The books to be read and discussed each month are chosen by the group members. Members volunteer to take the role of discussion leader.

 
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At the August potluck, we chose the following books for next year.  They are listed in the order in which we will read them.

 

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shelterly

The Nest  by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Stein House by Myra Hargrove McIlvain

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Gift From the Sea  by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

A Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

 

February 23 –  We will be discussing  The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. We will be meeting at Roberta R.’s home. If you are planning to attend, please contact Roberta.  

Deborah H. will be bringing snacks and Yvonne F. will be moderating the discussion.

 

March 23 – We will be meeting at the home of Penny P. to discuss the book Stein House by Myra Hargrove McIlvain. Myra will be our special guest at this meeting. Coincidentally, she will be the March luncheon speaker.  Marjorie D. has offered to bring snacks but I am looking for an additional person as I hope we have a great turnout for this.  Please let Penny know if you will be attending.

 

Contact information & directions can be found in the Newsletter and the Directory.

 

Check below for our list of exceptional books and we look forward to seeing you!  For questions or information call Enid L.

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The 10 books that were read for 2016-2017 season were, in alphabetical order:

 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates

Beyond Prison Gate 105 by Charlotte Quiter

Destiny of a Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win WWII by Denise Kiernan

The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

For some more good reading suggestions, some books from past years were:

 

A Town Like Alice

 All the Light We Cannot See

 Capital Dames: Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 

 Infidel

 Kitchen House

 Me Before You

 Same Kind of Different as Me

 The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic

 The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

 Walking Between the Raindrops

Above the East China Sea

And the Mountains Echoed

Five Days at the Memorial

Love, Life, & Elephants

My Beloved World

One Thousand White Women

Orphan Train

The Book Thief

The Plain Truth

 Into the Wilderness

Oleander Girl

Ivory from Paradise

Roses

The Silver Star

Half Broke Horses

The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Defending Jacob 

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 – 1948

Cane River

 

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