2019 Book Club Reading List

  • November (Wed., 11/13 @ 6:30 pm & Sat., 11/23 @ 11:30 am), 

News of the World by Paulette Jiles: Set in the late 1860s, after the Civil War, while Texas was under martial law, the story centers on the return of a young girl to her family after her kidnapping by the Kiowa. The novel was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and it will soon go to the big screen starring Tom Hanks in 2020. 

  • September (Wed., 9/18 @ 6:30 pm & Sat., 9/21 @ 11:30 am), 

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin: This book follows six-year-old Zach Taylor and how he and his community copes with a school shooting. After this experience Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life pull through their darkest hours.

  • May (Sat., 5/18 @ 11:30 am & Wed., 5/22 @ 6:30 pm), 

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson: In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And from their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined. As they open up to one another about their lives, an unexpected friendship blooms. But then Tina’s letters stop coming, and Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves? (From the publisher.)

  • March (Sat., 3/16 @ 11:30 am & 3/27 @ 6:30 pm)

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry: Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the twentieth century.

  • January (Wed., 1/23 @ 6:30 pm & Sat., 1/26 @ 11:30 am),  

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue: A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.