Book Group Reading Lists

1st Tuesday

  • October 4, 2022 The House of Sky by Ivan Doig  (Carolyn)
  • September 6, 2022  Rules for Visiting: a Novel by Jessica Kane  (Mary Ann)
  • August  2, 2022 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett  (Paula)
  • July 5, 2022 All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki  (Terry)
  • June 6, 2022 An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo  (Barb)
  • May 3, 2022 Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
  • April 5, 2022 Three hours In Paris by Cara Black
  • March 1, 2022 Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  • February 8, 2022 The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • January 4, 2022 The Night Watchman by Louise Brown Erdrick
  • December 7, 2021 Facing The Mountain by Daniel James Brown
  • November 2, 2021 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, Carolyn McConnell discussion lead
  • October 5, 2021 A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) by John Grisham, Terry Constable discussion  leader
  • September 7, 2021 The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate, Barb Reynolds discussion leader
  • August 3, 2021 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isobel Wilkerson, Mary Ann Klosterman discussion leader
  • July 6, 2021 The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, Paula Whitham discussion leader
  • June 1, 2021 Oil and Marble A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey, Paula Whitham discussion leader
  • May 4, 2021 The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg, Barb Reynolds discussion leader
  • April 6, 2021 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, Carolyn McConnell discussion leader
  • March 2, 2021 The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel, Ann Bourey discussion leader
  • February 2, 2021 Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isobel Wilkerson, Kathi Richter discussion leader

1st Tuesday Non-Fiction

  • November 1, 2022 :  Aftermath, by Harold Jahner
  • October 4, 2022 Secrets of the Sprakkar, by Eliza Reid 
  • September 6, 2022: Strongmen,  by Ruth Ben-Ghiat  
  • August 2, 2022: Vanderbilt,  by Anderson Cooper 
  • July 5, 2022: The Lost Family: How DNA is Upending Who We Are,  by  Libby Copeland
  • June 7, 2022: Why Buddhism is True, by Robert Wright 
  • May 3, 2022 Heart of Fire, by Mazie Hirono
  • April 5, 2022 Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert DaCosta
  • March 1, 2022 Begin Again, by Eddie Gaude
  • February 1, 2022 Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden
  • January 4, 2022 Becoming Duchess Goldblatt, by Anonymous
  • December 7, 2021 Madame Speaker, by Susan Page
  • November 2, 2021 You Never Forget Your First, by Alexis Coe
  • October 5, 2021 The Immortal Irishman, by Timothy Egan
  • January 5, 2021 The Threat, by Andrew McCabe
  • December 1, 2020 The Economist’s Hour, by Binyamin Appelbaum
  • September 1, 2020 Range, by David Epstein
  • November 3, 2020 Blowout, by Rachel Maddow
  • October 6, 2020 On Fire, by Naomi Klein
  • August 4, 2020 The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers  by Bridgett M. Davis
  • July 7, 2020 Winner Take All, by Anand Giridharadas
  • June 2, 2020 Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • May 5, 2020 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb
  • April 7, 2020 Maid: Hard Work Low Pay and A Mother’s Will to Survive, by Stephanie Land
  • March 3, 2020 Thomas Paine, by Craig NelsonFebruary 4, 2020 The 1619 Project’s Patriotic Work, by The New York Times Magazine
  • January 7, 2020 The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
  • December 3, 2019 The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantu

3rd Wednesday Readers' Choice

  • June 21 Planning Meeting [Host: Jackie]
  • May 17, 2023 TBD
  • April 19, 2023 TBD
  • March 15 Goodnight June by Sarah Jio [Host & discussion lead: Sandy]
  • February 15, 2023 TBD
  • January 18, 2023 TBD
  • December 21, 2022 Amazing Peace A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou and The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrick Backman [Host & discussion lead: Anita]
  • November 16, 2022 The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams [Host & discussion lead: Rosemary]
  • October 19, 2022 - TBD
  • September 21, 2022 The Thursday Murder Club (#1) by Richard Osman [Host & discussion lead: Kathy]
  • August 17, 2022 Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber [Host & discussion lead: Kathleen]
  • July 20, 2022 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict  [Host & discussion lead: Jo]
  • June 15, 2022 Planning Meeting [Host: Rosemary/Kathleen, Discussion Lead: Kathleen]
  • May 18, 2022 Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah [Host & Discussion Lead: Jackie]
  • April 20, 2022 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig [Host: Helena, Discussion Lead: Jo]
  • March 16, 2022 Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Anderson [Host: Kathy, Discussion Lead: Kathleen]
  • February 16, 2022 Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon [Host: Rosemary, Discussion Lead: Marguerite]
  • January 19, 2022 An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine [Host: Jo, Discussion Lead: Helena]
  • December 15, 2021 The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith  [Host: Marguerite, Discussion Lead: Anita]
  • November 17, 2021 The Couple Next Door : A Novel by Shari Lapena [Host & Discussion Lead: Christine]
  • October 20, 2021 While Justices Sleeps by Stacy Abram [Host & Discussion Lead: Anita]
  • September 15, 2021 Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro [Host & Discussion Lead: Sandy]
  • August 18, 2021 Nomadland by Jessica Bruder [Host: Kathleen, Discussion Lead: Jackie]
  • July 21, 2021 A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve [Host: Club/Zoom, Discussion Lead: Rosemary]
  • June 16, 2021 Vote for book selections for the coming year
  • May 19, 2021 The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French (Marguerite)
  • April 21, 2021 Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodore Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones (Rosemary)
  • March 17, 2021 A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan (Marguerite)
  • February 17, 2021 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Kathleen)
  • January 20, 2021 Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min (Sandy)
  • December 16, 2020 The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Helena)
  • November 18, 2020 The Moment of Lift:  How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gate (Jo)
  • October 21, 2020 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo (Rosemary)
  • September 16, 2020 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald (Shirley)
  • August 19, 2020 Hidden Valley Road, Inside the mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (Anita)
  • July 15, 2020 The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (Christine)

3rd Thursday 10:30 a.m.

  • June 16, 2022 Planning Meeting (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Carol Devers)
  • May 19, 2022 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Audrey Caraker)
  • April 21, 2022 Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Ruthie Reed)
  • March 17 We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker (Hostess: Teresa Schultz, Discussion Lead: Jackie Schwartz)
  • February 17, 2022 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Hostess: Karen Biermanski, Discussion Lead: Elizabeth Stevenson-Collins)
  • January 20, 2022 Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (Hostess: Cynthia Groehnert, Discussion Lead: Dorothy Sacks)
  • December 9, 2021 Anxious People by Fredrick Backman (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Carol Holser)
  • November 18, 2021 Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Maureen Martin)
  • October 21, 2021 The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Ginny Buzzell)
  • September 16, 2021 When All is Said by Anne Griffin (Hostess & Discussion Lead: Carol Devers)
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  • June 17, 2021 Planning Meeting (Hostess: Maureen Martin, Discussion Lead: Carol Devers)
  • May 20, 2021 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Hostess: Teresa Schultz, Discussion Lead: Audrey Caraker)
  • April 15, 2021 The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer (Hostess: Dorothy Sacks, Discussion Lead: Teresa Schultz)
  • March 18, 2021 Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu (Hostess: Audrey Caraker Discussion Lead: Elizabeth Stevenson Collins)
  • February 18, 2021 Midnight in Siberia by David Greene (Hostess: Carol Holser, Discussion Lead: Cynthia Groehnert)
  • January 21, 2021 A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (Hostess: Carol Devers, Discussion Lead: Audrey Caraker)
  • December 10, 2020 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Hostess: Carol Holser, Discussion Lead: Carol Devers)
  • November 19, 2020 Clementine by Sonia Purcell (Hostess: Karen Biermanski, Discussion Lead: Teresa Schultz)
  • October 15, 2020 Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe (Hostess: Carol Devers, Discussion lead: Dorothy Sacks)
  • September 17, 2020 The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes (Hostess: Ginny Buzzell, Discussion lead: Ruthie Reed)

4th Wednesday Crime and Mystery


4th Wednesday Evening in Kirkland

2021

  • January:  The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
  • February:  Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • March: no meeting
  • April:
  • May:  Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
  • June:
  • September: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • October 27, 2021 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 
  • November 24, 2021 - no meeting
  • December 22, 2021

2020

  • January: The Dry by Jane Harper
  • February:  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  • March:  Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird
  • April:   Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • May:  Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  • June The Dutch House by Anna Patchett
  • July & August - no meeting
  • September 
  • October: The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson

2019

  • March: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
  • April: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • May: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • June: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.
  • No meetings in July & August
  • September: The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gulch by Wendy Welch
  • October:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

4th Wednesday Forever Zoom

  • September 28, 2022 Plainsong by Kent Haruf.  Discussion leader: Shirley
  • August 24, 2022 The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian.  Discussion leader: Lari
  • July 27, 2022  Becoming Better Grownups by Brad Montague. Discussion leader: Shirley
  • June 22, 2022 Ladyparts by Deborah Copaken.Discussion leader: Deb
  • May 25, 2022 Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Discussion leader: Deb
  • April 27, 2022 A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Susan Purnell.  Discussion leader: Gretchen
  • March 23, 2022 The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah.   Discussion leader: Jo
  • February 23, 2022 Today A Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer.  Discussion leader: Kathy
  • January 26, 2022 Fault Lines: A Noveby Emily Itami. Discussion leader:Judy
  • December 1, 2021 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb. Discussion leader:Trina
  • October 27, 2021 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [Trina Berne]  
  • September 22, 2021 Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro [Kathy Mellon-Rossi]
  • August 25, 2021 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson [Shirley Buono]
  • July 28, 2021 Nobody Will Tell You This But Me:  A True (as Told to Me) Story by Bess Kalb [Deb Becker]
  • June 23, 2021 The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult [Judy Herschel]
  • May 26, 2021 In the Woods by Tana French [Lari Goldsmith]
  • April 28, 2021 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer [Trina Berne]
  • March 24, 2021 News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Deb Becker)
  • February 24, 2021 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Shirley Buno)
  • January 27, 2021 After Life by Julia Alvarez (Teresa Schultz)
  • December 23, 2020 - No meeting due to holiday
  • November 25, 2020 Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (Kathy Mellon-Rossi)
  • October 28, 2020 A Woman Is No Man by Letf Rumi (Lari Goldsmith)
  • September 23, 2020 Born A Crime by Trevor Noah (Trina Berne)
  • August 26 , 2020 Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (Deb Becker)

4th Thursday Crime and Mystery II

  • July  28, 2022  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, discussion leader: Marion Earl
  • June 23, 2022 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, discussion leader: Kathy Murphy
  • May 26, 2022 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley, discussion leader: Terry Constable - hybrid meeting = Zoom and in-person at Marion's
  • April 28, 2022 To be determined  Leader:  Arlene Deutsch
  • March 24, 2022 To be determined Leader:  Lynn Berning
  • February 24, 2022  To be determined by John Le Carre  Leader:  Katharine Crick
  • January 27, 2022 No Lesser Plea by Robert K. Tanenbaum Discussion leader:  Marion Earl
  • No meeting in December
  • November 18, 2021 (Note date change) Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone  Discussion leader: Terry Constable
  • October 28, 2021 The Shape of Water (not the same as the movie) Book 1 in the Murder in Sicily series by Andrea Camilleri Discussion leader:  Syd Waskey

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