Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Clubs 2015

So here are the books we will be reading, for both clubs.

(I finished reading The Walk last week, and I really enjoyed it. 
I wasn't expecting to. It just didn't sound all that good. 
Even the title sounds boring. But it wasn't. )

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

#1 Book Club List 2015
January 8th  
Book: The Walk
Author: Richard Paul Evans

February 5th
Book: Storm Clouds Rolling In 1860-1861
Author: Ginny Dye

March 5th
Book: The Inheritance: A Story of Love, Legacy and Lost Opportunities
Author: Michael K. Parson

April 2nd  
Book: Love and Glory: A Novel of Women Soldiers in WWll
Author: Jeane Westin

May 7th 
Book: What Will My Mother Say?: A Tribal African Girl Comes of Age in America
Author: Dympna Ugwu-Oju

June 4th 
Book: The Wind and the Waves
Author: Dean Hughes

July 2nd 
Book: Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Author: Bethany Hamilton

August 6th 
Book: Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Author: Jan Karon

September 3rd 
Book: Happier at Home
Author: Gretchen Rubin

October 1st 
Book: The Quilter’s Apprentice
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

November 5th
Book: The Soft Reply: Ideas for Christlike Communication
Author: Barlow L. Packer

December 3rd 
Book: The Mistletoe Promise
Author: Richard Paul Evans

January 7, 2016 
Book: Miss Buncle’s Book
Author: D. E. Stevenson


Jan. 21           Dreamers and Deceivers                                     Glenn Beck

Feb. 18          Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet             Jamie Ford

Mar. 18         Thank You, Jeeves                                         P. G. Wodenhouse

Apr. 15          The Circle Maker                                                Mark Batterson

May 20          Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story                Ben Carson

June 17         The Boys in the Boat                                   Daniel James Brown

July 15           What Make Olga Run!                                     Bruce Grierson

Aug. 19         The Importance of Being Earnest                     Oscar Wilde
                        (selection of the Common Core State standards)

Sept. 16        Eat, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation                                                     
                                                                                                            Lynne Truss

Oct. 21          The Trident                                         Jason Redman/ John Bruning
                        (October 13 – Anniversary of the Navy)

Nov. 18         False Alarm: the Truth about the Epidemic of Fear   
Marc Siegel

Dec. 16          God Who Weeps                               Terry L. Givens/ Fiona Givens


Anonymous said...

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good was, of course, excellent! Jan Karon is one of my favorite authors! I think you get more out of her books, though, if you read them in order. The stories would have more meaning if you know the back-story.

Grandma Honey said...

I had never heard of that book or the author. I will look into the series. Thanks Darlene.

Rebecca said...

I agree, I just read "Somewhere Safe...." but I have read all the Jan Karon books in this series and I feel like you would not know what was going on if you just jumped in here with this book. But I love this series, it is one of my favorites!

Grandmotherfairy said...

Thanks for posting the lists...I love to read, but have so little time is my list for this year...thank you!

Amanda said...

Thank you for the lists. I did get one of them in my email. :) I have read some of those books and look forward to more of them. I just found all but the last of the Walk series at DI so was going to start them soon. I hope you like the Quilter's apprentice...that has become one of my favorite series! Can't wait to hear your review on ALL of the books. said...

I've read all of The Walk series by Evans. It's 4 books long. It is really though provoking. I liked it a lot. Weird for a book club, it's longer and more fictional...but I really liked them. Interesting lists, thanks! :)

Grandma Honey said...

Thanks Natalie….you have me convinced. I LOVED The Walk but kept trying to decide whether or not I should continue on with the other 3….wondering if they could possibly measure up to the original one. Normally I don't get much into fiction but The Walk seemed SO REAL. I like the thought provoking part of the book the best. Den is reading book one right now and he is following along with google maps and really enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Fascinating Womanhood for the second time in 3 months for my book club meeting in February. I would love to pick your brain about it sometime- I hear it was your bible for years. :)

Tyler Heasley said...

As I recall, Mrs. Kehler thought for a time about putting on "The Importance of Being Earnest". I think she thought I would make a good Algernon. It's a funny play.

Grandma Honey said...

Tyler….I thought The Importance of Being Ernest sounded familiar….perhaps I remember you talking about it back then.

Carly…I read that book back in the 1970s and it helped me to understand men….which was a good thing being I gave birth to 4 of them later. I wonder what it would be like to go back and read it again after all these years. Your Mom was telling me there is an updated modern version now. If I can remember, I'd like to suggest it to our book club for next year. It would surely make for a great discussion.

Grandma Honey said...

Natalie…Den and I were at Barnes and Noble last night and discovered there is a FIFTH book to The Walk series that came out in 2014. I'm on book 2, as of last night, and I'm loving it! To me it's even better than book 1.