The Current Readings Chapter reads seven books during the course of the year. The Chairperson ultimately selects the books, but all members are invited to make suggestions. We meet and have very lively discussions.  Meets at 11:30am on the first Wednesday after the General Meeting on 10/4, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/11, and 5/9 during the 2017-2018 season.

Books being considered for the 2017-2018 season: Current Readings Listing 2017-2018

Chairs:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Regina Eggers (Co-Chair)


The Current Reading Chapter 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
For those interested, the 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


For those interested, the 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



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


MARY’S MUSINGS:  Chapter Chair, Mary Brodsky, has the responsibility of starting off each monthly General Meeting with a reading of her choice – her words of wisdom.  Below are a few of her readings:

Recited at the Women’s Club Meeting, October 5, 2015  from a Hallmark Card.

The Top Ten Signs You Are Too Old for Halloween:

#10.  You get WINDED from knocking on the door.

#  9.  You have somebody chew the candy for you.

#  8.  When somebody drops candy in your bag, you lose your balance and FALL OVER.

#  7.  You ask for high fiber candy only.

#  6.  You keep having to go home to pee.

#  5.  You FORGET which houses you’ve been to and go back to the same ones over and over.

#  4.  People say, “ Great Keith Richards mask!” and you aren’t wearing a mask.

#  3.  You’re the only ghost in the ‘hood’ with a WALKER.

#  2.  When the door opens you yell, “Trick or …” and you can’t remember the rest.

#  1.  And, the NUMBER ONE sign you are TOO OLD for HALLOWEEN: You’re home and in bed by 8:00 pm.

Recited at the WC General Meeting, November 2, 2015:

It’s Happy Thanksgiving by Jack Pretluzsky

It’s Happy Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving! Hooray!

We’re going to dinner at Grandma’s today.

I love it at Grandma’s, it’s cozy and snug,

I love giving Grandma a Thanksgiving hug.

I help make the gravy, I pour and I stir,

It smells so delicious, I love helping her.

We laugh and we talk,

Oh, she makes such a fuss

As she bustles about

Cooking dinner for us.

When we sit at the table and Daddy says grace,

There’s a beautiful smile on my grandmother’s face.

Though the weather may be windy and gray,

Our family is happy on Thanksgiving day.