LWV Book Club

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All meetings are 7 PM - 9 PM.

Date Host Book Author Discussion
July 11 Nancy Bielawski Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance Diane Knable
Sept 12 Diane Knable All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Nancy Bielawski
Nov 14 Pat Schwarze Lab Girl Hope Jahren Mary Tworek-Tupper
Jan 9 Judy Beaver Born a Crime Trevor Noah Diane Knable
Mar 13 Barb Wonser Just Mercy Brian Stevenson Mary Tworek-Tupper
May Roberta Jacobson Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis Beryl Jacobson


First Half:

  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Mischling by Affinity Konar

Second Half:

  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
  • Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan


Book Author
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
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
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.