What We’re Reading: Monthly Book Group

Our monthly book group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Starting at 11:45,a.m., many of us gather for an informal lunch at a local Seaside restaurant. If lunch isn’t in your schedule, our official meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway Street, Seaside. Please read the book in advance of the meeting. Newcomers welcome!

Questions? Gini Dideum: (503) 739-2776 gdideum@hotmail.com

Our members have chosen their books for discussion for 2017 and it is an eclectic mix. While many book clubs have themes or genres, we have selected a little bit of this and a little bit of that. We try to pick books that are in paperback. We also try to pick a children’s lit book, an autobiography or biography, a classic, some non-fiction, and something lighthearted. We did okay. Everyone is welcome. Lunch usually precedes the book discussion at one of our local restaurants to be announced as the year progresses.

Here is our book list for 2017:

January 3: Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped Our History by Kati Marton.
Discussion leader: Trish Howell

February 7: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.
Discussion leader: Karen Beck

March 7: Infidel by Ayann Hirsi Ali.
Discussion leader: Ellen Silverman

April 4: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
Discussion leader: Pat Lehman

May 2: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
Discussion leader: Karin Webb

June 6: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
Discussion leader: Carol Brenneman

July 11: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig.
Discussion leader: Patricia Lawrence

August 1: Kill Artist by Daniel Silva.
Discussion leader: Maureen Casterline

September 5: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Discussion leader: Helen Gronquist

October 3: Evicted by Matthew Desmond.
Discussion leader: Gini Dideum

November 7: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Discussion leader: Patty Went

December 5: Book selection