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We meet on the 1st Monday of every month (usually) at a member's house, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. All members are welcome. Come as a monthly regular OR to only the fiction or only non-fiction OR to a specific discussion of a title you are especially interested in. Click on book cover icon below to see Amazon page for the book. 



Books We've Read in the Past:


The Age of American Unreason - by Susan Jacoby




The Light Between Oceans - by M. L. Stedman

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decision - by Dan Ariely

Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen


American Creation - by Joseph J. Ellis


Unaccustomed Earth - by Jhumpa Lahiri


Ninety Percent of Everything- by Rose George


American Pastoral - by Phillip Roth


The Fiery Trial - Ambraham Lincoln and American Slavery - by Eric Foner


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

The Outcast Oracle by Laury Egan

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir




My Antonia by Willa Cather

Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story  by Jim Holt


Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver


The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de Waal


The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

1776 by David McCullough

Siddartha by Hermann Hesse


The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

English Passengers by Matthew Kneale

Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif


State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt by Nina Burleigh

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt - Reader’s choice

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History
     of the Human Body
by Neil Shubin

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle


The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

The Plague by Albert Camus

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain
     in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
by Lynn Olson

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Woman, An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

True Grit by Charles Portis

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese


Walking Israel, a Personal Search for the Soul of Israel by Martin Fletcher

To Live by Yu Hua

Collapse by Jared Diamond

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Berbery

The Healing of America, A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and
     Fairer Healthcare
by T. R. Reid

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate
     Over Science and Religion
by Edward J. Larson.


Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert

The Meaning of it All by Richard Feynman

Bel Canto by Ann Patchet

Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists by Jean H. Baker

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
     by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

Apollo 13 by James Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger

A Death in the Family by James Agee

The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of
by Sean B. Carroll


The Joke by Milan Kundera

Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Incompleteness by Rebecca Goldstein


The Exception by Christian Jungerse.

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Crimes Against Logic by Jamie Whyte

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris



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