Books Coordinator: Amy Barnett
For more information about joining a section, email the Interest Section Chair.
We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction, which includes at least one classic every year. Lively discussions are guaranteed. Most of the year, we meet in members’ homes, but during January and February we meet at Nicola’s Books. We welcome all new members. The group meets on the 3rd Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., September to May (no meeting in December). Leader: Donna Satin.
Books and Authors
Selections include mostly contemporary fiction with occasional non-fiction. One or two members give the author’s biography and review the book, followed by general discussion. Every May we pick selections for the following year. We meet in members’ homes September to June on the 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m. (usually earlier in the month in June). Leader: Catherine Allen.
Selections include paperback contemporary fiction and nonfiction as well as classic literature. Group members read the book selected for the month, one member reviews it and leads the discussion. We pick selections for the next year in May. We meet in members’ homes at 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday from September to May (except December). New members are welcome. Leader: Carolyn White.
Contemporaries Meet Classics Book Discussion
Members review and lead informal discussions of current and classic books. Diverse ages and backgrounds make discussions lively. We meet the 1st Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in members’ homes, from September to June. The season ends with a potluck dinner. Leaders: Babette Levy Daskin and Julie Wheaton.
Our group selects a theme for each year. In 2019 – 2020 we will read books about Texas. Meetings are held at members’ homes. A reviewer provides background on the book and leads the discussion. In December and June we have a potluck dinner and watch a movie together. We meet on 2nd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm from September thru June. Leaders: Andrea Sankar and Lisa Neidert.
Monday Afternoon Book Discussion
This section meets in members’ homes, where a single member reviews a book not usually read by others. At the first meeting of the year, each member mentions one or more books read during the summer, from which a group book list is assembled. In recent years, our June meeting is a restaurant lunch where books are exchanged and summer reading lists offered. There is no required reading for membership. We meet on the 1st Monday at 1:00 p.m., October to June, except January. Leader: Elaine Sneideman.
It was a dark and stormy night when suddenly…. Come join us to find out who done it. We are still a work in progress, but for now we have agreed that book choice is up to the presenter. Each month a member gives a brief review of the book and author and we find out who among us is the better sleuth. This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 and we meet all year. Leaders: Donna Satin and Kay Erdman.
Newcomers+ Book Group
Newcomers and current members are welcome. We are a theme-based book group; the theme is decided on by members and changes each year. We read both fiction and non-fiction and have group discussions where all can contribute. We meet in our homes except for the last meeting where we have a daytime lunch meeting to discuss a book, choose the next year’s theme, and pick a book in that topic to read over the summer. Past themes have been Immigrant Stories, Food Memoirs, Travel, and Strong and Outrageous Women. The theme for 2019 – 2020 is In The Americas. We meet from September to May (except December) the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Leaders: Judy Compton and Amy Barnett.