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BOOK GROUP CALENDAR 2019-20

All meetings are 7 PM - 9 PM.

Date Host Book Author Discussion
Leader
2019        
July 9 Beryl & Roberta Jacobson The Moment of Lift Melinda Gates Liz Quigg
Sept 10 Janice Kufta Becoming Michelle Obama Connie Schmidt
Nov 12 Nancy Bielawski Ghosts in the Schoolyard Eve L. Ewing Catherine Franczyk
2020        
Jan 7 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Mar 10 TBD TBD TBD TBD
May 12 TBD TBD TBD TBD

BOOK NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-20

First Half:

  • One L by Scott Turow 
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Having Our Say by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany
  • The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
  • Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
  • The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
  • The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
  • Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard

Second Half: TBD

BOOKS READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS

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 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.