Book Clubs and Their Reading Lists for 2020/21

Social Justice Book Club Selection for 2020/21
See list under Advocacy.

Indigenous Literature and Authors
See list under Advocacy.

1st Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.
July 7 –Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif
Aug 4 – Becoming by Michelle Obama
Sep 8 – The Only Café by Linden McIntyre
Oct 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Nov 3 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
Dec 1 – The Secret Between Us by Thirty Umrigar
Jan 5 – The Secret Wife by Gill Paul
Feb 2 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen
Mar 2 –The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong
Apr 6 – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
May 4 –The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Jun 1 – Lunch/ Planning/ Book selection

2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Sep – The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
Oct  – Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Goldmine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise by Charlotte Gray
Nov – Daring to Drive: a Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif
Dec  – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Jan  – Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, A Canadian Spy and the Secret Plot to Bring America into WW II by Henry Hemmings
Feb – The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Mar  – A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Apr – Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel Levitin
May – Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
June – Book Selection for 2021/22

4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Sep 22 – The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
Oct 27 – Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
Nov 24 – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Jan 26 – The Heart’s Invisible Furies by Cyril Avery
Feb 23 – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mar 23 – The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
Apr 27 – Five Wives by Joan Thomas
May 25 – To be determined.
Jun 22 – Book Selection 2020/21

1st Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  (Mystery Book Club – The Sleuths)
Sep 9 – The Police are at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty
Oct 7 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Nov 4 – The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda
Dec 2 – The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan
Jan 6 – Never Forget by Martin Michaud
Feb 3 – An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger
Mar 3 – The Salton Killers by Sally Spencer
Apr 7 – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
May 5 – A Dance of Cranes by Steve Burrows
Jun 2 – Select New Books for Next Year

1st Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Mystery Book Club 3)
Sep 2 – The Salton Killings by Sally Spencer
Oct 7 – The Disappeared by Kristina Ohlsson
Nov 4 – The Dry by Jane Harper
Dec 2 – Joe Country by Mick Herron
Jan 6 – Watching You by Lisa Jewell
Feb 3 – Killer in King’s Cove by Iona Whishaw, plus Zoom meetup with the Author
Mar 3 – The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan
Apr 7 – Our House by Louise Candlish
May 5 – All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny
Jun 2 – Select New Books for Year

2nd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Babes Bathed in Mystery)
Sep 9 – The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfield
Oct 14 – House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Nov 11 – Shelter by Harlen Coben
Jan 13 – Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Feb 10 – The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
Mar 10 – Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
Apr 14 – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
May 12 – Does Your Mother Know by Maureen Jennings
Jun 9 – Select New Books for Next Year

3rd Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.
Sep 2 – Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
Oct 7 – The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Nov 4 – The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Jan 6 – The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Feb 3 – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 3 – The Aosawa Murders by Onda Riku
April 7 – The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe
May 5 – Cemetary Road by Greg Iles
June 2 – Planning Meeting

3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (The 2nd Edition)
Sep 17 – Small Great Things  by Jodi Picoult
Oct 15 – A Room Without Windows  by Nadia Hashimi
Nov 19 – The Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
Dec 17 – The Gown byJennifer Robison
Jan 21 – Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
Feb 18 – Never Tell  by Lisa Gardner
Mar 18 – The Book of Lost Names by Kristin HNever Tellarmel
Apr 15 – American Dirt by Jeanine CumminsNever Tell
May 20 – The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
June 17 – Planning and Year End Party

3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (Group 1)  (2019/20)
Sep 19 – Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
Oct 17 – The Rainwatcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
Nov 21 – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Jan 16 – The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Feb 20 – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Mar 19 – The Girl Who Smiles Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
Apr 16 – Beartown by Frederick Backman
May 21 – Book selection and Pot-Luck
Additional Titles
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Revolving Books (2020/21)
A Long Petal in the Sea by Isabel Allende
The Man from Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The House Guest by Megan Miranda
The House by the Sea by Sandra Montefiore
What Alice Forgotby Liane Moriarty
The Piano Maker by Kurt Palka
The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman
The Gown by Jennifer Robison
June 2021 end of year gathering and book selection.