The Friday Morning Book Discussion Group

This group has been in existence since 1983. We discuss worthwhile fiction, both new and old. Meetings dates and locations are announced in the UUCCH NewsGram. Come join us for an interesting exchange of ideas on the third Friday of each month. (Sept - June) at 10:30 am - noon in the Horsch Room.

 Contact Linda Delany for additional information.

2016/2017

September 16 - Tom’s River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
October 21 - The Boy Who Said No by Patti Sheehy
November 18 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
December 16 -Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
January 20 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  
February 17 - Euphoria by Lily Kind
March 18 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen 

April 21 - Ship of Brides by Jo Jo Moyes
May 19 -Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 

June 16 - Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee 

2015/2016

September 18 - Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
October 16 - Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale by Andrew Kane
November 20 - A Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
December 18 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
January 15 - Americanah by Chmamanda Ngozi Addichie
February 19 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
March 18 - All The Light You Can Not See by Anthony Doer
April 15 - The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh    
May 20 - To The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf
June 17 -  H is for Hawk by Helen Mac Donald    

 

December Books

A literature review on the topic of racism with the following books:

  • A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
    Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel
    Black Girl, White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
    Amazing Grace by Paul Kozol

 

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2014 / 2015

     
  • Sep. 19 - Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors by Marian Wright Edelman
    Oct.  17 - The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
    Nov.  21 - 
    The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro
    Jan. 16 - Firmin by Sam Savage
    Feb. 20 - House Girl by Tara Conklin
    Mar. 20 - Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
    Apr. 17 - The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
    May 15 - The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
    Jun. 19 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2013 / 2014

  • Sep.19 - A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
  • Oct. 18 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Nov. 15 - The Magicians Assistant by Ann Patchett
  • Dec. 20 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Feb 21 - The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
  • Mar 21 - 10 Green Bottles by Vivian Jeanette Kaplan
  • Apr 18 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • May 16 - Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlson
  • Jun 13 - Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise by Gail Priest

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2012 / 2013

  •  Sep. 21 - Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Oct. 19 - A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
    Nov. 16 - Night by Elie Wiesel
    Dec. 21 - Inside the Kingdom by Carmen Bin-Laden
    Jan. 18 - Prague Winter by Madeline Albright
    Feb. 15- When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
    Mar. 15 - The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
    Apr. 19 - Paris, A love story by Kati Marton
    May. 17 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
    Jun. 21 - American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood by Marie Arana 

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2011 / 2012

  •  Sep 16 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebeacca Skloot
    Oct. 21 - The Help by Katheryn Stockett
    Nov. 18 - A thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
    Dec. 16 - Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
    Jan. 20 - Those who save us by Jenna Blum
    Feb. 17 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    Mar. 16 - The Sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley
    Apr. 20 - The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
    May 18 - Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
    Jun. 15 - Skeleton at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2010 / 2011 - Rating of the books read this past year are from 1 to 5, with 5 being most enjoyable. 

  • 4.40 - Amigoland by Oscar Casares
    4.11 - Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
    4.00 - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    3.88 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    3.66 - Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson
    3.50 - Run by Anne Patchett
    3.44 - A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
    3.25 - Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
    2.37 - The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
    3.50 - The Gathering by Anne Enright

Friday Morning Book Discussion Group Books - 2009 / 2010 Rating of the books read this past year are from 1 to 5, with 5 being most enjoyable.

  •  5.0 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    4.4 - The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerrnan
    4.4 - Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
    4.2 - Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
    3.9 - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
    3.9 - Waiting for Snow in Havana - Carlos M. N. Eire
    3.8 - Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
    3.8 - Telex from Cuba - Carlos Sire
    3.7 - Going after Cacciato - Tim O'Brien
    3.1 - The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry

    To see more books we read in the recent years click here.