We always welcome newcomers to book club, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except in June, when it coincides with the Strawberry Social!). Please join us for fun, friends, food, and lively discussions! If you are interested in getting involved with book club and/or if you'd like to get email reminders each month about upcoming meetings you can email our fabulous Book Club Coordinator Liz Scully at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11th, 2017 Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie Host - Margie Rowland
November 8th, 2017 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance Host - Angela Uherbelau
December 13th, 2017 Holiday Social and Book Selection Party Host - Liz Scully
Reading list for 2016
These books were highly recommended by club members but were not selected by the group for Book Club reads. They are listed in no particular order.
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Smithie) Someone by Alice McDermott Driftless by David Rhodes Mink River by Brian Doyle Martin Marten by Brian Doyle Every Anxious Wave: A Novel by Mo Daviau (Smithie and member of Oregon Smith Club) Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin Ornamental Silence: Essays on Women’s Lives from Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer by Kennedy Frazer Old Filth by Jane Garden A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothchild Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf As Always, Julia by Joan Reardon Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett Children of Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire by Tom Holland The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure Lila by MarIlynne Robinson Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Road to Character by David Brooks The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee The Shepard’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Trumbo by Bruce Cook Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford