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BOOK GROUP CALENDAR 2018-19

All meetings are 7 PM - 9 PM.

Date Host Book Author Discussion
Leader
2018        
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
2019        
Jan 8 TBD      
Mar 12 TBD      
May 14 TBD      

BOOK NOMINATIONS FOR 2018-19

First Half:

  • 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

BOOKS READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS

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 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.