The Current Readings Chapter reads seven books during the course of the year.  At the end of last year, group members made suggestions for this year and then voted on their top choices. The reading list is the list of the top 7 books selected by the group. The group meets at 11:30am on the first Wednesday after the General Meeting.  Dates for the 2018-2019 season are: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, and 5/8 (see Calendar for more information). 

Chairs:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Sally Musacchia (Co-Chair)

Reading List for 2018 to 2019

October 3 Before We were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

November 7 The History of Love: A Novel by Nicolaus Krauss

December 5 – Book and Party  A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John Le Carre

January 9  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

February 6  The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism by John U Bacon

March 6  Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson

April 3  In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende

May 8-  Trip

 Bonus:  One Book, One New York for 2018:

Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan.

 

Reading List for 2017- 2018

September 28 Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

November 9 Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

December 7 The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and Christmas Party

January 11 Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb                      

February 8 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stout

March 8 The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

April 5 A Man called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

May 3 trip to Center for Book Arts and Ilili

 

Book List from 2016-2017 was as follows:

September 28, 2016 – Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
 
November 9, 2016 – Last Runaway – Tracy Chevralier
 
December 7, 2016 – The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
 
January 11, 2017 – Best Boy – Eli Gottlieb
 
February 8, 2017 – My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Stout
 
March 8, 2017 – The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien
 
April 5, 2017 – A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Bachman
 
May 3, 2017 – Yearend trip
 
 
Book list for 2015-2016 included:

October 7, 2015 – Strapless – Deborah Davis

November 4, 2015 – The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

December 9, 2015 – We Are Not Ourselves – Matthew Thomas

January 7, 2016 – Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandal

February 3, 2016 – A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

March 9, 2016 – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace – Jeff Hobbs

April 6, 2016 – All the Lights You Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

May 4, 2016 – Current Readings Field Trip

 

Book  list for 2014-2015 included:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Kinder than Solitude by Yi Yun Li

The Orphan Train by Christine Baker

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The January 7, 2015 meeting involved having the Current Reading Chapter members bring and discuss one of their all-time favorite books (and it also had to be one that hadn’t been read by the Current Reading Chapter members in past seasons).   Here below is their list:

WC Current Readings Chapter Member’s Favorite Books

Want to see what we read during the 2013-2014 season?   WC Current Readings book list 2013-2014