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Book Club

 

The VAPL Book Club meets the third Monday of each month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion at 12:00 noon. The upcoming selections are:

2021

May – Carrying Albert Home – Homer Hickman
June – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
July – My Dear Hamilton – Stephanie Deay
August – The Lost and Found Bookshop – Susan Wiggs
September – The Amateur Emigrant – Robert Lewis Stevenson
October – More Things in Heaven and Earth – Jeff High
November – The Magnificent Dappled Sea – David Brio
December – The Red Bird Christmas – Fanny Flag

2020

January – Educated – Tara Westover
February – A Twist of Tobacco – Rita Holcomb
March – Sweet Tea & Sympathy – Molly Harper
April – The Blue Tattoo – Margot Mifflin
May – The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
June – Sold on a Monday – Kristina McMorris
July – Carrying Albert Home – Homer Hickam
August – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
September – My Dear Hamilton – Stephanie Dray
October – Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
November – The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes
December – Christmas Bells – Jennifer Chiaverini

2019

January – Tending Roses – Lisa Wingate
February – Watership Down – Richard Adams
March – The Winner – David Baldacci
April – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
May – Still Me #3 of the trilogy – Jojo Moyes
June – The Reader – Bernard Schlink
July – Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
August – The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
September – Circling the Sun – Paula McLain
October – Whistling Past the Graveyard – Susan Crandall
November – The Chilbury Ladies Choir – Jennifer Ryan
December – On Strike for Christmas – Sheila Roberts

2018

January – Raven Stole the Moon – Garth Stein
February – Goodnight from London – Jennifer Robson
March – The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
April – Woman of God – James Patterson
May – The Life we Bury – Allen Eskens
June – Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman
July – The Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
August – Ape House – Sara Gruen
September – Snake Bluff Lodge – John Moody
October – Night School – Lee Childs
November – Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
December – No-One Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day – Tracy Bloom

2017

December – The 12 Dogs of Christmas – David Rosenfelt
November – Older But Wilder – Effie Leland Wilder
October – Dog On It – Spenser Quinn
September – A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
August – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
July – Saving CeeCee Honeycut – Beth Hoffman
June – The  Secret Garden – Francis Hodson Burnett
May – Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
April – Having Our Say – Sarah & A.Elizabeth Delany
March – I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
February – The Week Before the Wedding – Beth Kendrick
January – After You – Jojo Moyes

2016

December – A Quilt for Christmas – Sandra Dallas
November – The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
October – The Lake House – Kate Morton
September – The Collectables – James Kaufman
August – Me Before You – Jojo Moyes ***Book club readers – see note below
July – All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
June – The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
May – People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
April 2016 – Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
March 2016 – To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
February 2016 – Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen – Susan Gregg Gilmore
January 2016 – Thunder Dog – Michael Hingson

***The August selection is Me Before You not You Before Me as we discussed at the meeting.

2015

December 2015 – A Blue & Grey Christmas – Joan Medilcott
November 2015 – Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCraig
October 2015 – Saving Grace by Terry Lee
September 2015 – Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
August 2015 – A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
July 2015 – The Quaker Cafe by Brenda Bevan Remmer
June 2015 – The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult
May 2015 – The Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
April 2015 – The Caldera Incident by John Meechom
March 2015 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
February 2015 – Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt
January 2015 – The Tenth by Joanne E. Moudy