Join the Book Club for our Members.
All meetings are 7 PM - 9 PM.
|July 10||Di Niesman||Russian Roulette||Michael Isikoff & David Corn||Liz Quigg|
|Sept 11||Barb Kilton||The Hellfire Club||Jake Tapper||Pat Schwarze|
|Nov 13||Pat Schwarze||Educated||Tara Westover||Barb Wonser|
|Jan 8||Nancy Bielawski||Wedged||Erik Fogg and Nat Greene||Donna Limper|
|Mar 12||Diane Knable||The Woman Who Smashed Codes||Jason Fagone||Nancy Bielawski|
|May 14||Claudia Dunn||Behold the Dreamers||Imbolo Mbue||Mary Tworek-Tupper|
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean
- Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews
- Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
- Can Democracy Survive Global Captalism? by Robert Kuttner
- On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timonthy Snyder
- The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman
- Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
If you're interested in adding books to your reading list, some of our members are reading these books:
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Code Girl by Mary Halvorson
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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 two 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.