Book Club

This year’s book club will feature lighted-hearted, contemporary selections in which we will explore themes of love, marriage, family and the occasional mid-life crises.

 

To Participate

Whether you’re an avid reader or just need a few hours of fun with your fellow MOMs, book club is for you! We are excited to have our regular readers back again this year, and we look forward to involvement from new participants and new members.

Our group leads will provide a loose discussion guide for each book club to get people talking, and this year’s themes are sure to spark conversations (whether you finished the book or not).

 

What are we reading? Where are we meeting?

Our selections are listed below, along with dates.

Closer to each event, we’ll use our MOMs Facebook Events calendar to post event reminders, logistics and RSVP information.

 

Book Club Contacts

· Lisa Weser: lisaaweser @ gmail.com

· Lynne Zumbahlen: lynne.zumbahlen @ gmail.com

· Laura Middleton: laurasmiddleton @ yahoo.com

Thanks for learning more about book club, we hope to talk books with you soon! Lisa, Laura and Lynne

 

 

 

 

Date Time Decade and Book Selection
9/26/17 7:30 PM Theme: When it seems too good to be true.

Book: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
10/26/17 7:30 PM Theme: Just in time for Halloween…a feminist’s nightmare.

Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes.

A futuristic society where women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes.

11/30/17 7:30 PM Theme: What’s left after you lose everything?

Book: The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy
A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention. “Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie.

Companion Read: Thanksgiving in Mongolia (The New Yorker)

12/28/17 7:30 PM Theme: What roles do race and privilege play in how we parent?

Book:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

In a planned community where residents play by the rules, the Richardsons — a married couple with four children — rent an apartment to single mom Mia Warren and her daughter, Pearl. These two very different families crash into each other, creating unexpected consequences that reverberate in ways no one could imagine.

1/25/18 7:30 PM Theme: Is an open marriage a happier marriage…or a disaster waiting to happen?

Book: The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong?

Companion Read: Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? (New York Times)

2/27/18 7:30 PM Theme: A Valentine thriller! Can you ever REALLY know, or be known by, another person?

Book: The Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
In this psychological thriller, perfect husband Paul Strom plans a trip to whisk his wife away for what he promises will be the “best day ever.” Things get weird

3/22/18 7:30 PM Theme: How is our addiction to technology impacting modern intimacy and instinct?

Book: Touch by Courtney Maum
A satirical and moving novel in the spirit of Maria Semple and Jess Walter about a New York City tech trend forecaster who finds herself wanting to overturn her own predictions, move away from technology, and reclaim her heart.

4/26/18 7:30 PM Theme: What can the elderly teach us about love and loss?

Book: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Arthur Moses takes the bus to the cemetery every day to have lunch with his late wife. One day, 18-year-old Maddy Harris, who visits the cemetery to escape the kids at school, sits next to him and a friendship begins. The Story of Arthur Truluv is an emotional read about loss, love, and second chances

5/24/18 7:30 PM Theme: How do you know if the one that got away was THE one?

Book: The One that Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
A modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion – a light, fun read about long, lost love to kick off your summer.