CLC Book Readers Club

Did you know that CLC has a Book Club that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:15 PM in the church library.  I have  been the moderator for 6+ years.  We average 10 to 15 people in attendance every month and we welcome both men and women.

I am  continually amazed at the wonderful conversation that takes place. The insights that everyone has are varied and some are very deep and thoughtful and some just fun and humorous.    It makes you want to go home and reread the book.

We welcomed back Marilyn Bowers.  She hadn’t read our book but after hearing the discussion she wanted to go home and start reading.

I talked to a past member of the book club, Audrey Heater and she is going to a Global Leadership Conference in August and  Imacalee Ilibagiza the survivor of the Rwanda genocide will be the speaker.   She is the author of the  book “Left to Tell”.  It was the 1st book she and I  read for the CLC Book Club.

We will meet July 11 and discuss Hillbilly Elegy.  This is another good book that can lead to some great discussion.  Please join us.  We have all become great friends over the years and it causes you to read great books that you otherwise might not.

Happy Reading and since it is so warm, it is a good time to visit the library and read!!!

Sherry Fitzsimmons

I have listed all the books we have read if you are so inclined

The Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance (July 2017)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury  (June 2017)

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (May 2017)

Body & Soul by Frank Conroy (April 2017)

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (March 2017)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (Feb 2017)

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (Jan 2017)

The Witness Wore Red by Rebecca Musser (Dec 2016)

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (Oct 2016)

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Sept 2016)

Cold Daddy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (Aug 2016)

Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn (July 2016)

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (June 2016)

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman  (May 2016)

Neverhome by Laird Hunt (April 2016)

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah (March 2016)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats (February 2016)

A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor (January 2016)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (December 2015)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (November 2015)

The Giver by Lois Lowery (October 2015)

The Shell Seekers by Rosemunde Pilcher (September 2015)

The Old Man & The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (August 2015)

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (July 2015)

Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer (June 2015)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (May 2015)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (April 2015)

The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz (March 2015)

I Am Malala  by Malala Yousafzai (Feb 2015)

Defending Jacob by William Landay (Jan 2015)

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (Dec 2014)

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk (Nov 2014)

The People of the Book by Geradine Brooks (Oct 2014)

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Sept 2014)

Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline (Aug 2014)

Martin Luther by Martin Marty

Modoc by Ralph Heifer

The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Boy That Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Hardin

A Skeleton in God’s Closet by Paul L Maier

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Falling to Earth by Kate Southward

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

Have a LIttle Faith by Mitch Albom

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

No Second Chance by Harlan Cobin

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margret Craven

The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall

Faith like Potatoes by Angus Buchan

In the Garden of the Beast by Eric Larsen

Sarahs Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Hotel on  the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford  (April 2012)

Kabul Beauty School An American Woman goes behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

How Starbucks Saved my Life by Michael Gates Gill

Christmas Jar by Jason F Wright

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

To America by Stephen Ambrose

The Worst of Hard Times by Timothy Eagan

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Shack by William Paul Young

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxes

Little Bee by Chris Cleve

Left to Tell by Imacalee Ilibagiza

 

 

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