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BOOK GROUP CALENDAR 2020-21

All meetings are 7 PM - 9 PM.

Date Host Book Author Discussion
Leader
2020        
July 14 Virtual or Judy Beaver The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes Catherine Franczyk
Sept 8 TBD The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story Hyeonseo Lee Nancy Bielawski
Nov 10 TBD The Story of More Hope Jahren Catherine Franczyk
2021        
Jan 12   TBD    
Mar 9   TBD    
May 11   TBD    

BOOK NOMINATIONS FOR 2020-21

First Half:

  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Grant and Twain: The Story of an American Friendship by Mark Perry
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Tightrope: Americans Reach for Hope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Possession by A.S. Byatt
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - From Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen
  • The Trials of Mrs. Lincoln by Samuel A. Schreiner
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
  • The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Eric Larson

Second Half:

To be determined

BOOKS READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS

Book Author
2019-20  
The Moment of Lift Melinda Gates
Becoming
Michelle Obama
Ghosts in the Schoolyard Eve L. Ewing
The Dutch House Ann Patchett
Courting Mr. Lincoln Louis Bayard
What Rose Forgot Nevada Barr
Book Author
2018-19  
Russian Roulette Michael Isikoff & David Corn
The Hellfire Club Jake Tapper
Educated Tara Westover
Wedged Erik Fogg and Nat Greene
The Woman Who Smashed Codes Jason Fagone
Behold the Dreamers Imbolo Mbue

 

Book Author
2017-18  
Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
Lab Girl Hope Jahren
Born a Crime Trevor Noah
Just Mercy Brian Stevenson
Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

 

Book Author
2016-17  
My Life on the Road Gloria Steinem
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
The Holy Man Susan Trott
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf
Book Author
2015-16  
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
The Book of Unknown Americans Cristina Henriquez
Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert
Book Author
2014-15  
When Bad Things Happen to Good People Harold S. Kushner
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Jimmy Carter
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg

GUIDELINES

Reading preferences: We read any books that we feel will open our minds and generate discussion. They do not have to relate to the mission or actions of LWV. They can be fiction or non-fiction. The person nominating a book must have read it and will be the discussion leader, if the book is chosen for the club.

Selection of the books: Selection is by a simple vote of those present. Each person gets three votes to cast for the books nominated by those present. We will pick 3 books at the meeting, for the following 3 meetings.

Meetings: 2nd Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, odd numbered months: July, September, November, January, March, and May.

Logistics: We meet in member homes, allowing 7-7:15 PM as a time to gather, and get a drink and nibbles. The remainder of the meeting is devoted to discussion of the book for that evening. Every 3rd meeting, we also choose the 3 books and the hosts for the next 3 meetings (6 months). The host changes for each meeting. Generally, the host is not the discussion leader. The host provides light refreshments, such as coffee, tea, cookies, wine & cheese, etc.

Book Exchange: We have a book exchange at least once a year. Generally, if you bring a book, you can take a book; but if there are enough books, even those who have not brought a book to exchange may take one. Several members read electronic books, which unfortunately cannot be part of an exchange. If any books are left over, we donate them to SCARCE.