Book Club

Book Club is held on the fourth Friday of each month, except November, at 10:30 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. We welcome all old and new members.

Members are encouraged to bring a guest to “try out” the Book Club.

 
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August 27  – We will be reviewing the nominations and voting for the books to be read for the 2021-2022 club year.  We will be meeting in the home of Christa G. at 10:30 AM.  Fran F. will be supplying refreshments for us. This meeting WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK. Those who cannot attend in person can attend via Zoom.  Ballots will be marked and then counted by the Chair with the result announced the following week.

 

September 24 – This month we will be reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

 

“Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. It captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.”

 

Tracy W. will be our hostess.  We will meet at 10:30 AM. Tracy will be our Discussion Leader and will also provide refreshments.  This meeting will be held via Zoom for those few members who can’t attend.  All are welcome.

 

Our meetings are now being held in the homes of our members. Members must be fully vaccinated to attend in person.  Zoom is also being offered to a few who are not able to attend in person.  If you would like to  participate, please contact the Chairperson. It’s a lot of fun and we’d love to have you!

 

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 Deborah H. 
 

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The 10 books that were chosen for 2020-2021 club year were:

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou

Educated  by Tara Westover

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates

News of the World  by Paulette Jiles

Becoming  by Michelle Obama

Lady Clementine  by Marie Benedict

The Language of Flowers  by Victoria Diffenbaugh

The Island of Sea Women  by Lisa See

The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah

My Real Children  by Jo Walton

 

The 10 books that were chosen for 2019-2020 club year were:

 

Wounded, A New History of the Western Front in WWI  by Emily Meyhew

Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate

Where Lilacs Still Bloom  by Jane Kirkpatrick

Being Mortal  by Atul Gawande

West with the Night  by Beryl Markham

All My Real Children  by Jo Walton

The Glass Menagerie  by Tennessee Williams

The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah

Wolves at the Door by Judith L. Pearson

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by Kelli Estes

 

The 10 books that were chosen for 2017-2018 club year were:

 

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

 

The 10 books that were chosen for 2016-2017 season were:

 

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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