Book club

Jan 16 2018 - 7:00pm
Jan 16 2018 - 8:30pm

The Book Club meets the third Tuesday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Now meeting at the College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740, in the basement of the Nazarene Church.

Our theme is literary non-fiction by women, though we have been known to read a novel or something by a man. Our meetings are informal and you are welcome even if you did not finish the book!

Some of our favorite books have included: Alex and Me, by Irene Pepperberg (a scientist writes about the amazing parrot she worked with for 28 years); Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi (an Iranian professor of English Literature writes about her experience of the Revolution and her belief in the importance of English literature); Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (an illustrated autobiography, comic book style); Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (another "graphic novel" by another Iranian woman). We sometimes go on outings as well: including trips to see movies including "Julie and Julia" and "Hidden Figures".

If you are interested, please rsvp by emailing; our schedule is subject to change.

Books for 2018:
Jan. 16, Code girls: the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II, by Liza Mundy
Feb. 20, Unorthodox AND/OR Exodus, by Deborah Feldman
Mar. 20, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, by Helene Cooper
Apr. 17, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, by Virginia Hanlon Grohl
May 15, I Was Told Thereā€™d Be Cake: Essays, by Sloan Crosley
June 19, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy
July 17, I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, A Memoir, by Jennifer Finney Boylan