The Book Club is a popular interest group that meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. There are two meetings most of the months from August through May. This is to accommodate the large number of women in our group who love to read. Members may choose to attend the morning discussion at 10:30 am at the JGCC Clubhouse or the evening session at a member's home.
We do not meet in November, but we do hold an early December meeting that is a multi-book discussion and holiday event all rolled into one. In December, we only have an evening meeting and enjoy appetizers, wine and dessert potluck as well as a “Literary Potluck", where members share a favorite book with the rest of the group. These book recommendations are later compiled into a list that is sent to all members. That evening we also collect new books as part of the Women’s Network Toy & Book Drive for Wolfson's Children Hospital.
The May meeting is also an evening only event and no book is discussed. It serves as a wrap up for our year and gives our members another opportunity to socialize with each other. Prior to that meeting, we take nominations for the next season’s books to be read and vote online to determine the next year’s reading list. The results of the vote are announced at that meeting and posted in the Women's Network newsletter.
This year's reading list and meeting dates are posted below. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Teresa or Kathleen.
August 23rd - Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
September 27th - Battle for the Big Top by Les Sandiford
October 25th - Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
December 13th - Holiday Potluck
January 24th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
February 28th - Persuasion by Jane Austen
March 27th - Endurance by Alfred Lansing
April 24th - The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli
May 22nd - End of Season Potluck
Summer - In the Shadow of the Lone Cypress by Sally Settle (Date TBD)