St. Elizabeth Book Club

I joined the St. Elizabeth book club in September 2010.  Having never belonged to a book club before (even the mother/son and mother/daughter book clubs are ones that I started), I wasn't sure what to expect.  The group is held at our church and made up mostly of members from our church.  So, I started with Water for Elephants REALLY not knowing what kind of conversation this was going to be!  But it was wonderful and I've come to love these ladies.  We have a multigenerational group which leads to truly fascinating conversations!
One more funny story...we like to really mix up the genres and new fiction with old fiction and even some local authors but this past winter we all started feeling like our selections were getting too heavy so I suggested Withering Heights, a goofy light British cozy mystery with a slight poke of fun at Wuthering Heights (my alltime fave book ever) and the whole Gothic Novel genre (my passion!).  So, I made a point of stressing that it isn't Wuthering but Withering.  So, one lady went to the library and said, "Our book club is reading something that sounds like Wuthering Heights but it's 'Withering' instead of 'Wuthering'."  The librarian brought out a book, informing her that it was from the teen section, could that be right?  She thought - knowing me and that I have an almost teen - must be, and checked it out.  Well, she said, she started it and had to just put it down - wasn't for her.  What did she check out? Withering Tights!!  Oh, did we laugh!  Kinda makes me want to visit the teen section and see what Withering Tights is all about! is what we've read and are reading:

May 2015     Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
April 2015     The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
March 2015     Love and War by Mary Matalin and James Carville
February 2015     Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
January 2015     Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah
December 2014     The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
November 2014     The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman
October 2014     Rainlight by Alison McGhee
September 2014     The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
August 2014     Harriet Beemer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin
July 2014     Summer Break
June 2014     One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
May 2014     Me Before You by Jojo Moyer
April 2014     Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
March 2014     The Midwife of Hope by Patricia  Harmon
February 2014     The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish
January 2014     The Space Between Us by Thrity Umriger
December 2013     Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
November 2013     Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
October 2013     The Shoemakers Wife by Adriana Trigiani
September 2013     Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn
August 2013     May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy
July 2013     Summer Break
June 2013     Barefoot on Crane Island by Marjorie Douglas
May 2013     The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
April 2013     True Colors by Kristen Hannah
March 2013     Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
February 2013     I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
January 2013     Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
December 2012     Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
November 2012     The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
October 2012     The Orchard by Theresa Weir
September 2012     Wish You Well by David Baldacci
August 2012     Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer
July 2012     Summer Break
June 2012     Sinner by Lino Rulli
May 2012     The Last Song by Nicholas Spark
April 2012     To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March 2012     Withering Heights by Dorothy Cannell
February 2012     The Shack by William Young
January 2012     Faith Club by Randa Idelby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
December 2011     Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hale / Lyon Vincent
November 2011     The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell
October 2011     Grand Opening by Jon Hassler
September 2011     Potato in a Rice Bowl by Peggy Keener
August 2011     Sunflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
July 2011     Summer Break
June 2011     Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
May 2011     There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
April 2011     The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
March 2011     The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
February 2011     Lottery by Patricia Wood
January 2011     South of Broad by Pat Conroy
December 2010     Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
November 2010     Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
October 2010     Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
September 2010     Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
August 2010     90 Minutes in Heaven by Anthony Buccino
July 2010     Summer Break
June 2010     Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
May 2010     The Help by Kathryn Stockett
April 2010     Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen & David Oliver-Relin
March 2010     Audacity to Hope by Barack Obama
February 2010     Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
January 2010     Still Alice by Lisa Genova
December 2009     Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
November 2009     The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows

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