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Book Discussion Group

                     Book Discussion Group  
Come join our group which usually meets on the last Friday of each month usually at Perkins at 11:15 a.m. Come once or come every time - new, regular, or occasional participants are always welcome.  We order lunch individually, catch up on each other's news, and then discuss the book.  Books are chosen one or a few at a time, depending on the recommendations from the group.  Check the newsletter or calendar for changes in date or location.  The Hayward Library has 10-12 copies available each month.  Just ask for the Methodist Book Club book.  Updated book information is available at:  http://www.weisscommunitylibrarybookclubs.wikifoundry.com/page/United+Methodist+Church+Book+Club

Books for 2021

Jan.          LEFT NEGLECTED       by Lisa Genova

Feb.          THINGS YOU SHOULD SAVE IN A FIRE     by Katherine Center

Mar.          GIRLS POKER NIGHT   by Jill Davis

Apr.          THE ROSIE PROJECT   by Graeme Simsion

May          LUST FOR LIFE  By Irving Stone

June         THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR  By Ellen Marie Wiseman

July           THE OTHER  By David Guterson

Aug.           LIVE BAIT (Monkeewrench Series)  By P.J. Tracy

Sept.          THIS TENDER LAND  By William Kent Krueger

Oct.            THE BOOK WOMEN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK  By Michele Richardson

Nov.           THE SKYLARK SECRET  By Viona Vapy 

Dec.           LAST CORRESPONDENT  By Soraya Lane


Books for 2020

December – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

November – The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

October – The Day the World Came To Town by Jim Defede

September - The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

August – The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

July - Where the Crawdad’s Sing  by Delia Owens

June - Little Fires Everywhere by  Celeste Ng 

May – Saturday Evening Girls Club  By Jane Healey

April - Educated by Tara Westover

March - The Story Keeper by Lisa Windgate

February - My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

January -The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


Books for 2019

December - Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
November - The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
October - Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris
September - The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
August - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
July - The Lost City of Z by David Grann
June - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
May - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
April - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
March - The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett
February - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
January - Hillybilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Books for 2018
December - Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
November - Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa Sue
October - All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
September - Lunch at Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton
August - Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan and Phillip Sendker
July - Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
June - My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
May - The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
April - Faithful by Alice Hoffman
March - Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick
February - Glass Houses by Louise Penny
January - The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
December - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
November - The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
October - The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
September - Dinner At the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
August - In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth Ware
July - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
June - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
May - The Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
April - Sister North by Jim Kokoris
March - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
February - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
January - Scream Quietly by Elizabeth W. Carlson
December - The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
November - The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
October - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
September - Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
August - Room by Emma Donoghue
July - The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
June - Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
May - Home Front by Kristen Hannah
April - Ruth's Journey by Donald Mccaig
March - Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
February - Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
January - A Dirty Life: a memoir of farming, food and love by Kristin Kimball
Books for 2015 
December - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
November - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
October - America's Secret Weapon: Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng
September - Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
August - House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
July - Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
June - Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
May - The Boys In the Boat by Daniel James Brown
April - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
March - Summer Guest by Justin Cronin
February - Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
January - Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Books for 2014 
December 19, 2014 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
November 21,2014 - English Creek by Ivan Doig
October 31, 2014 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
September 26, 2014 - All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
August 29, 2014 - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger 
July 25, 2014 - Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
June 27, 2014 - Altar of Bones by Phillip Carter
May 30, 2014 - A Good Dream by Donna Vonliere
April 25, 2014 - The Roundhouse by Louise Erdich
March 28, 2014 - Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
February 28, 2014 - Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
January 31, 2014 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Books for 2013
December 20, 2013 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
November 22, 2013 - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
October 25, 2013 - Growing Up Amish by Ira Wegler
September 27, 2013 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
August 30, 2013 - Mocking Bird by Charles Shields
July 26, 2013 - Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
June 28, 2013 - Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult
May 31, 2013 - A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
April 26, 2013 - The World We Found by Thrity Umrigan
March 22, 2013 - Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
February 22, 2013 - In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
January 25, 2013 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Books for 2012
December 28, 2012 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
November 30, 2012 - A Good American by Alex George
October 26, 2012 - Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
September 28, 2012 - Population 485 by Michael Perry
August 31, 2012 - Last Night at the Lobster by Steward O'Nan
July 27, 2012 - Empire Falls by Richard Russo
June 29, 2012 - Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik
May 25, 2012 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
April 27, 2012 - The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
March 30, 2012 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
February 24, 2012 - Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
January 27, 2012 - Pope Joan by Donna Woodfolk Cross
Books for 2011
December 16, 2011 - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Nov. 18, 2011 - Cutting for Stone by Verghese
Oct. 28, 2011 - A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
Sept. 30, 2011 - Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas
August 26, 2011 - Woman in the Wilderness by Nancy L. Bunge
July 29, 2011 - Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West
June 24, 2011 - Honolulu by Alan Brennert
May 27, 2011 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
April 29, 2011- World & Town by Gish Jen
March 25, 2011 - Fragile Beasts by Tawny O'Dell
February 25, 2011 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
January 28, 2011 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Books for 2010
December 17, 2010 - God of the Animals by Arne Kyle
November 19, 2010 - City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
October 29, 2010 - Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
September 24, 2010 - Stern Men: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
August 27, 2010 - Secrets of Eden: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
July 30, 2010 - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck 
June 25, 2010 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
May 28, 2010 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
April 30, 2010 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
March 26, 2010 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
February 26, 2010 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
January 29, 2010 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Books for 2009     
December 18th, 2009 - Elegance of the HedgeHog by Muriel Barbery
November 20th, 2009 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Oct 30, 2009 - So Brave, Young & Handsome by Leif Enger
Sep 25, 2009  - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
August 28, 2009 - Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin
July 31, 2009 - Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
June 26, 2009 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
May 29, 2009 - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaeffer & Annie Burrows
April 24, 2009 - The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
March 27, 2009 - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
February 27, 2009 - Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
January 30, 2009 - Madonnas of Lenningrad by Debra Dean
Books for 2008
December 19, 2008 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
November 21, 2008 - Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
October 31, 2008 - The Florist's Daughter by Patricia Hampl
September 26, 2008 - TheThird Angel by Alice Hoffman
August 29, 2008 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
July 25, 2008 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
June 2008 - Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
May 2008 - Escape by Carolyn Jessop 
April 2008 - Fall to Grace by Kerry Casey
March 2008 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
February 2008 - Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson & Relin
January 2008 - The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
Books for 2007
December 2007 - When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
November 2007 - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalel Hosseini
October 2007 - Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West
September 2007 - The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
August 2007 - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
July 2007 - The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King
June 2007 - Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See
May 2007 - The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston
April 2007 - Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rolvaag
March 2007 - Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
February 2007 - Losing Moses on the Freeway by Chris Hedges
January 2007 - The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
Books for 2006
December 2006 - March by Geraldine Brooks
November 2006 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
October 2006 - The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer
September 2006 - A Firing Offense by David Ignatius
August 2006 - Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
July 2006 - Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
June 2006 - The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin
May 2006 - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
April 2006 - The Piano Tuner by Daniel mason
March 2006 - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
February 2006 - One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
January 2006 - Over the Edge of the World, Magellan's Circumnavigation by Laurence Bergreen
Books for 2005
December 2005 - First Mothers by Bonnie Angelo
November 2005 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
October 2005 - Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
September 2005 - In the Deep Midwinter by Robert Clark
August 2005 - Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
July 2005 - The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2005 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
May 2005 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
April 2005 - My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
March 2005 - Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
February 2005 - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
January 2005 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Books for 2004
December 2004 -
November 2004 - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
October 2004 - Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
September 2004 - The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
August 2005 - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
July 2004 - The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
June 2004 - Deception Point by Dan Brown
May 2004 - Staggerford by Jon Hassler
April 2004 - The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
March 2004 - All He Ever Wantedby Anita Shreve
February 2004 - Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
January 2004 - The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown