Book Group

The Book Group meets at the Clubhouse on the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 10:30 AM, September to June. Everyone is  welcome to come, join the lively discussion, and then suggest good books for additional reading.  After a ZOOMY 2021-2022, our 2022-2023 is more in-person, masks optional.

Here some of us are at our December get-together. Come join us!

AWC Book Group Reading List


September 12 – Daughter of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan  (Paula)

October 3 – Intimacies by Katie Kitamura (Bonnie)

November 7 – The Reef  by Edith Wharton   (Posy)

December 5  – The Last Garden In England  by Julia Kelly   (Nancy H.)

January 2 –  Call Us What We Carry  by Amanda Gorman  (Dianne)
February 6 – The Rent Collector  by Camron Wright   (Sue)
March 6 – Cartwheel  by Jennifer Dubois    (Brenda)
April 3 – Island of Missing Trees  by Elif Shafak   (Lori)
May 1 – City of Girls  by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 5 –  Planning meeting for next season

Other Suggested books:

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (historical fiction)
Darling Girl by Liz Michalski
Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
One Damn Thing After Another by Bill Barr

2021- 2022

September 13 –  A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell   (Dianne)

October 4 – The Girl From the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor               (Brenda)

November 1 –  Circe by Madeline Miller                                       (Nancy H)

December 6 – My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem   (Carol)

January 3 –  World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhulumatathil           (Lori)

February 7 –  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides                        (Posy)

March 7 – Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton                           (Sue)

April 4 – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner                               (Paula)

May 2 – Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok                                 (Lucy)

June 6 – Planning meeting for next season



September 1 – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone  by Lori Gottlieb  (Sally)

October 5 – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins  (Carol)

November 2 – A Girl of the Limber Lost by Gene Stratton Porter (Lori)

December 7 – Playing for Pizza by John Grisham  (Nancy G)

January 4 – Writers and Lovers by Lily King  (Lucy)

February 1 – The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd  (Posy)

March 1 – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett  (Bonnie)

April 5 – 1984 by George Orwell  (Brenda)

May 3 – The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor  (Dianne)

June 7 – Planning Meeting for next season

AWC Book Group Reading List


September 10 – Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

October 7 – The Soul of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery

November 4 – Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens

December 2 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

January 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

February 3 – A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

March 2 – Educated  by Tara Westover

April 6 – The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss

May 4 – The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert

June 1 – Planning meeting for next season

AWC Book Group Reading List –  2018-2019

Sept 10- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Oct 1 – Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nov 5 –   The Great Halifax Explosion by John Bacon

Dec 3 –The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

Jan  7My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Bachman

Feb 4The King is Always Above The People by Daniel Alarcon

Mar 4-The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

April 1-  American Nations: A History of The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodward

May 6The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

AWC Book Group Reading List –  2017-2018

September 11, 2017  The Summer Before the War     Helen Simonson

October 2, 2017         Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe    Dawn Tripp

After reading Dawn Tripp’s Georgia, four of us went to the PEM in March for the O”Keeffe exhibit.  More photos on Facebook!

November 6, 2017    Empress Dowager CIXI                      Jung Chang

December 4, 2017     A Farewell to Arms                   Ernest Hemingway

January 8, 2018   A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English                                                                           Countryside                            Susan Branch

February 5, 2018    The Sisters of Sinai                          Janet Soskice

March 5, 2018         Madame Tussaud                            Michelle Moran

April 2, 2018           Captain Alatriste                    Arturo Perez-Reverte

May 7, 2018            The Underground Railroad            Colson Whitehead

The Book Group also organizes a collection of new children’s books from all club members during the holidays.  These are donated to Toys for Tots.