Upcoming Book Clubs

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 May 2014

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

On May 1, we’re discussing Arianna Huffington’s groundbreaking book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and WonderEveryone struggles for work-life balance, but the founder of the Huffington Post shares a new way at looking at work-life balance.

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

On May 8, the book club heads to a small East Texas town in the novel Ruby by Cynthia Bond. In a rural, racially divided town, Ephram Jennings has loved Ruby since they were both young. Ruby’s dark past and secrets haunt her, especially after she left for the big city of New York. Now she’s back and stuck in Texas again, slowly suffocating under her secrets unless she lets Ephram help.

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

On May 20, we discuss Bittersweet a novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittmore. Part mystery, part coming of age story, the novel throws Mabel Dagmar head first into the world of the wealthy upper class when she spends the summer with her college roommate and her family.


Looking for a book to read with your book club or on your own?  Take a look at our past book club selections and our members’ discussion of the each one. (Click on book title for discussion post.)


January 2014: Happy at Home by Gretchen Rubin
February 2014: A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker & Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
March 2014: The Divorce Papers by Susan Riegers
April 2014:  The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson; The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson; Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke; Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan


December 2013: Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon 
November 2013:
 The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by P.D. Viner; The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy; Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man by Brian McGrory
October 2013: The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore & The Dinner by Herman Koch
September 2013: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron & Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas
August 2013: The Whole Fromage by Kathe Lison & This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila
July 2013: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver
June 2013:  Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff
May 2013:  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
April 2013: Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
March 2013: Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison
February 2013: Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives by Becky Aikman
January 2013: The Expats by Chris Pavone


November 2012  The Headmaster’s Wager  by Vincent Lam
October 2012:  The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo  by Tom Reiss
September 2012   The Bloodletter’s Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia) by Linda Lafferty &  January First by Michael Schofield
 August 2012The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
June 2012: Getting Married and Other Mistakes by Barbara Slate & Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
May 2012: Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo & I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
April 2012: Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure by Patricia Ellis Herr
March 2012: Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor
February 2012: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver &  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker
January 2012:  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain