Category: Book Club

August Book Club

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things  by Bryn Greenwood

August’s book is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things  by Bryn Greenwood. We’ll discuss the book at Cross of Glory and via Zoom on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 pm.

Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

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July Book Club

The Secrets We Kept  by Lara Prescott

July’s book is The Secrets We Kept  by Lara Prescott. We’ll discuss the book via Zoom on Thursday, July 23rd. The paperback was released on June 30th. If you want to borrow a book for your tablet, here are some apps where you can download it to your tablet or laptop. Some sites are: OMNI Libraries (Online Media of Northern Illinois), EReadIllinois.com, and HooplaDigital.com.

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June 2020 Book Club

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

You still have time to read the book and join us (via Zoom) at book club at 7 pm on June 25th. June’s book is A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage – a little history about how beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola changed history. There are new and used books on Amazon at lower prices. If you don’t want to buy a book, let me know and we’ll send a book after someone’s finished it. Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

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May Book Club

I Am No One by Patrick Flanery

You still have time to read the book and join us (via Zoom) at book club at 7 pm on May 28th. May’s book is I am No One, by Patrick Flaner – a quickly moving psychological thriller that reflects our own world where surveillance is increasingly accepted. Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

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Book Club – Thursday, June 27

Discussing The Hidden Life of Trees

The June book is The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss. It deals with the fight in Nashville, Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment in 1920.

We will discuss the book on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at CoG. Please see Janet if you need a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join us for a lively discussion.Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

Title and Author

Summary

Month

Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Eagan

First female naval diver during WWII – also noir thriller

Jul

Crossing To Safety
Wallace Stegner

“end of your life book club” Traces the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin.

Aug

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel Of Ada Lovelace
Jennifer Chiaverini

Lord Byron’s daughter, educated in science and math becomes Charles Babbage’s assistant and helps develop the first calculating machine

Sep

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Book Club – Thursday, May 23

Discussing The Hidden Life of Trees

The May book is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.

We will discuss the book on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm at CoG. Please see Janet if you need a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join us for a lively discussion.Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

Coming Up…

Title and Author

Summary

Month

The Woman’s Hour
Elaine Weiss

The fight in Nashville, Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment in 1920.

Jun

Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Eagan

First female naval diver during WWII – also noir thriller

Jul

Crossing To Safety
Wallace Stegner

“end of your life book club” Traces the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin.

Aug

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel Of Ada Lovelace
Jennifer Chiaverini

Lord Byron’s daughter, educated in science and math becomes Charles Babbage’s assistant and helps develop the first calculating machine

Sep

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Book Club – Thursday, April 25

Discussing Little Fires Everywhere

The April book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. We will discuss the book on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm at CoG. Please see Janet if you need a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join us for a lively discussion.Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions.

Coming Up…

Title and Author

Summary

Month

The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben

With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.

May

The Woman’s Hour
Elaine Weiss

The fight in Nashville, Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment in 1920.

Jun

Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Eagan

First female naval diver during WWII – also noir thriller

Jul

Crossing To Safety
Wallace Stegner

“end of your life book club” Traces the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin.

Aug

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel Of Ada Lovelace
Jennifer Chiaverini

Lord Byron’s daughter, educated in science and math becomes Charles Babbage’s assistant and helps develop the first calculating machine

Sep

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Book Club – Thursday, March 28

Discussing To Kill a Mockingbird

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion on Thursday, March 28th, beginning at 7:00 pm

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Jan 28th, 2018 – The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

Our next book is The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly. We will meet Sunday, January 28th at 6:00 pm at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact Cheryl Nabors with any questions. Other books we will read include:

  • Orhans Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
  • Murder at the 42nd St Library by Con Lehane
  • The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

 

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Book Club Discussion is Sunday, October 22nd at 6pm

 Next Book – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

We will meet on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome to read the book and join us for a great discussion. Contact the church for location.

Book Summary

Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March are four sisters living with their mother in New England. Their father is away serving as a chaplain in the Civil War, and the sisters struggle to support themselves and keep their household running despite the fact that the family recently lost its fortune. In the process, they become close friends with their wealthy neighbor, Theodore Laurence, known as “Laurie.” 

As the girls grow older, each faces her own personal demons and moral challenges. Jo, our beloved protagonist, must tame her tomboyish ways and learn to be more ladylike while pursuing her ambition to be a great writer. Meg, the oldest, must put aside her love of wealth and finery in order to follow her heart. Beth, the shy one, must conquer her bashfulness, while Amy, the youngest, has to sacrifice her aristocratic pride. The girls are guided in their personal growth by their mother, “Marmee,” and by their religious faith.

The family’s tight bonds are forever changed when Meg falls in love with John Brooke, Laurie’s tutor. Meg and John marry and begin a home of their own, quickly populated by twins Daisy and Demi. Another marriage seems imminent when Laurie reveals to Jo that he has fallen in love with her, but she declares that she cannot care for him in the same way. Jo goes to New York as the governess for a family friend, Mrs. Kirke, experiencing the big city and trying her hand as a professional writer. Meanwhile, Amy travels through Europe with her wealthy Aunt Carroll and cousin Flo, nurturing her artistic talent. Separately, Laurie goes to Europe accompanied by his grandfather. He pursues his passion for music and tries to forget Jo.

While in New York, Jo meets German expatriate Professor Bhaer, whose intellect and strong moral nature spark her interest. Across the Atlantic, Laurie and Amy discover that they lack the genius to be great artists, but that they make an excellent romantic pairing. When Beth, who has never been strong, dies young, the sorrow of their loss solidifies Amy’s bond to Laurie. Back in the States, Jo returns home to care for her bereaved parents and learns to embrace her domestic side.

All the loose ends are tied up as Jo and Professor Bhaer marry and start a boarding school for boys, while Amy and Laurie marry and use the Laurence family wealth to support struggling young artists. The Brooke, Bhaer, and Laurence households flourish, and the novel ends with a birthday party for Marmee, celebrating the extended March family connections and the progress of Jo’s boarding school, Plumfield.(Summary from shmoop.com)

 

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