What We’re Reading: Monthly Book Group

Our monthly book group meets the first Tuesday of each month.   Starting at 11:45 AM many of us gather for an informal lunch at a local north coast restaurant.   If lunch isn’t in your schedule, our official meeting begins at 1:00 PM at Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway Street, Seaside.  Please read the book in advance of the meeting.   Newcomers are always welcome.

Questions?    Jane McGeehan can be reached at janem270@gmail.com.

Our members choose books each December and reflect an eclectic mix.   We try to pick books that are in paperback and usually include a children’s lit book, an autobiography or biography, a classic, some non-fiction, and something lighthearted.  Books for the remainder of the year are.


Book Title Month Leader
The Secret Garden
Frances Burnett
January Jane McGeehan
Pachinko  Min
Jin Lee
February Tricia Howell
Ruffles on My Longjohns
Isabel Edwards
March Patti Breidenbach
Eleanor Oliphant
Gail Honeyman
April Karen Beck
Sold on a Monday
Kristina McMorris
May Margaret Steele
Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
June Helen Gronquist
The Black House
Peter May
July Gini Didium
Michelle Obama
August Marge McNary
French Exit
Patrick Dewitt
September Cindy Gould
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
October Patty Went
Jell-O Girls
Allie Rowbottom
November Karin Webb

Hopefully, you are finding Pachinko to be a good read and one that will prompt discussion. Tricia Howell will lead us at 1:15 at the Seaside City Hall. Our lunch will be at 11:45 at the Seaside Golf Club restaurant on U Street in Seaside. Please let me know if you will attend so that I can inform the restaurant of our number.

For March, Patti Breidenbach will lead the discussion of Ruffles on My Longjohns by Isabel Edwards. We’ll have both lunch and the discussion at the Zip ‘n Sip Cafe on the grounds of the ziplining place to the east of Costco and the Ford store in Warrenton. Great fun, so plan now to attend on March 5.

If you find that you cannot fulfill leader duties as assigned, please trade duties with another book club member and then let Jane McGeehan know of the change so that it can be communicated. (janem270@gmail.com) This will be a fun and entertaining year of reading and discussing! Thanks to all for the suggestions!