Location: Parish House Fireplace Room
Dates: Second Monday of each month
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Every meeting is posted to the front page under Events and is on the Church Calendar on the front page of this website.

Upcoming Books:

July 13:  Aristotle for Everybody, Difficult Thoughts Made Easy by Mortimer J. Adler

August 10:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Please reserve books from the library now. Remember, you can put the book holds in suspended status until you want them. (Allow about a month for the hold to be reactivated and you to read the book.) Your name will keep moving up the hold list even while your holds are in suspended status.

Good Discussions in Good Company
We’re not your typical book group. We want you to join us…
…even if you haven’t finished reading the book.
…even if you didn’t like the book. Discussions are livelier when we have different opinions!
…even if you attend only once. Some people attend most months. Some come and go. (Usually about a dozen people attend.)

Feel free to suggest a book for us to discuss, so long as…
…you’ve actually read it.
…you think it’s worth discussing.
…enough copies are owned by the library system.

If you suggest a book, usually you also moderate the discussion. That means…
…you send a brief description of the book to the newsletter editor and website coordinator.
…you ask a leading question to get the discussion rolling.

Our philosophy is that food makes any gathering more fun, so we take turns providing snacks. Usually we have wine, too, but there’s also always lemonade or cider for those of us who aren’t wine drinkers.

We’ve been meeting since May 2001. We’re officially the UUCC Co-Ed Book Group. There’s no charge to attend. Just bring yourself and your ideas, and join us for good discussions in good company.

Questions? Contact  Diane Larson and Carole McAdams

Books Discussed in 2020

  • January: The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
  • February: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
  • March: Girl Waits With Gun, by Amy Stewart
  • April:  The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
  • May:   News of the World, by Paulette Giles
  • June:  Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

Books Discussed in 2019

  • January: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
  • February: China Dolls by Lisa See
  • March:  The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
  • April:  Dark Money by Jane Mayer
  • May:  Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  • June:  An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green
  • July:  Cry, The Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
  • August:  Educated, by Tara Westover
  • September:  Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
  • October:  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • November:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • December:  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Books Discussed in 2018

  • January: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • February: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
  • March: Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
  • April: 13 Moons by Charles Frazier
  • May: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • June: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Ng
  • JulyExit Westby Mohsin Hamid
  • AugustShoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • September: Bloody Jack: Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy by L.A. Meyer
  • October: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
  • November: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do by Kim Stafford
  • December:  The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Books Discussed in 2017

  • January:  American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • February: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • March: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • April: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  • May: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • June: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • July: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • August: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • September: Still Life by Louise Penny
  • October:The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • November: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

Books Discussed in 2016

  • January: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • February: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • March: Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
  • April: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • May: Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
  • June: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
  • July: One or more of these books: A Girl from Yamhill (memoir) by Beverly Cleary, Beezus & Ramona(children’s chapter book) by Beverly Cleary, Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland by Laura O. Foster
  • August: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • September – Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • October – Home Front by Kristin Hannah
  • November – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • December – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Books Discussed in 2015

  • January: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • February: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • March: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  • April: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • May: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • June: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • July: A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
  • August: Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  • SeptemberThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • October: Ripper, by Isabel Allende
  • November: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
  • December: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strouth

Books Discussed in 2014

  • January: Mink River by Brian Doyle (author visit)
  • February: Cancelled because of snowy weather
  • March: Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
  • April: Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell
  • May: Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
  • June: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • July:  Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • August: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • September: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • October: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • November: Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • December: Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Philip Margolin

Books Discussed in 2013

  • January: Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
  • February: Healing Notes by Maggie Jaimeson (author visit)
  • March: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • April: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris (author visit)
  • May: Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker
  • June: After Dark by Phillip Margolin
  • July (intergenerational discussion): The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • August: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • September: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • October: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • November: Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio
  • December: What in God’s Name by Simon Rich