Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Two Bookclubs 2016

If you have read any of these books 

please let me know what you thought, okay?

Book Club #1 
(I call it #1 since we meet the first week of every month....in rotating homes). 

January 7th
Miss Buncle's Book
by D. E. Stevenson

February 4th
Gracie: A Love Story
by George Burns

March 3rd
The Lost Quilter
by Jennifer Chiaverini

April 7th
Women and the Priesthood: What One Mormon Woman Believes
by Sheri Dew

May 5th
Pearl of China
by Anchee Min

June 2nd
The Invisible Wall
by Henry Bernstein

July 7th
In the Company of Others
by Jan Karon 

August 4th
The Convict, the Rookie Card and the Redemption of Gertie Thump
Becky Lyn  Rickman

September 1st
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin 
by Daniel James Brown

October 6th
Coming Home: A Mormon's Return to Faith
by Susan N. Swann

November 3rd
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
by Laurie King

December 1st

Book Club #2 
(We meet every third Wednesday of the month in Pam Biberston's home.)

Quiet: The Power of the Introverts. . .                                                                                 
Susan Cain

From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher                                    
Wain Meyers and; Kelly Martinez

The Life Beyond                                                             
Robert Millet and; Joseph Fielding McConkie

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Brooklyn Bridge                        
David McCullough

MAY 18
The Fourth Turning                                                                               
 William Strauss and; Neil Howe

American Grace: How Religion Divides and; Unites Us     
Robert D Putnam and; David E. Campbell

The Time Keeper                                                                                                                 
Mitch Albom

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself                                                                         
Alan Alda

The Power of Now 
Eckhart Tolle                                                                                                               

My Name Used to Be Muhammed: . . .
Jeff Benedict and; Tito Momen

The Wright Brothers  
David McCullough                                                                                               

The Immortal Nicholas                                                                                                         
Glenn Beck

I look forward to both of these club meetings every month! 
Even when I don't read the book, I still look forward to attending. 
The conversation is my favorite part of it all! 


Anonymous said...

In the Company of Others was great! Anything by Jan Karon is pure delight! I've read every one of her books. Her beloved characters feel like old friends to me. Her books all end too soon. I'm not sure how good it is to read her last book first, though. It's much better to have the back-story, in my opinion.

Kary said...

Quiet is a wonderful and very important book, and though I haven't read The Boys in the Boat myself, I have heard nothing but enthusiastic comments about it. Looks like an interesting reading year!

Grandma Honey said...

Kary.....I did read Quiet a year or 2 ago, and found it very thought provoking! I was so happy to find it on the list because I've been wanting to discuss it. Since then it has been interesting to watch babies and try to predict the extroverts and introverts. The laid back quiet ones as babies often are the extroverts later on. And the high need ones reacting to everything (seemingly outgoing) turn out to be the introverts. Looking back, I see it in my own children. I also was surprised to learn that there are far more extroverts in the world than introverts. That is not reflective of the people in my world!

Darlene...Thanks for the heads up on Jan Karon's books. I'm going to look into those. And I didn't know "In the Company of Others" was not first in the series. But the title alone draws me in.

Nate and Julie said...

Nate has read The Boys in the Boat and The Wright Brothers and enjoyed them both. I think my dad has read them as well. I've been looking for some new books to read myself. I think I'm going to request a few of these from the library. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Anderson said...

All I've read of these is Women and the Priesthood. It was good, but then I always like Sheri Dew.


McKenna Heasley said...

I love getting to see these lists! I want to read every one of these. I need more time in the day! I have been reading Ann Romney's new book while nursing Annie at night.

Grandma Honey said...

I read Ann Romney's new book not too long ago too! You are SO busy McKenna....I'm surprised you find time to read anything. Hurray for nursing time!

Anna said...

I love "Miss Buncle's Book!" Such a fun read.

Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds like some good books. I hope you blog about them.

Scrapally said...

A lot of those sound really good! I will be adding them to my list! The only one I have read is the Lost Quilter. It is really good and was the first one in the series I read, one of the best ones, but once I realized it was a series, I went back and started at the beginning. This was the series that made me want to learn to quilt!

Scrapally said...

oh, and I read Coming Home which you sent to me! Do you need it back?