the-book-club-network-blog-sarah-sudin-talks-about-the-book-club-fhj0x2-clipartThe Women’s Book group is open to all UUCC women. At the beginning of each church year participants offer up their favorite reads and books are chosen for the coming year along with the schedule, discussion leaders, and hostesses.  Meetings are usually held at the church on the second Friday of the month (except for June and August), preceeded by lunch together at a nearby restaurant.

Watch the Events calendar for the details on upcoming meetings. Here is the 2017-2018 Lineup:

Sep 8, 2017
(non fiction) Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Oct 13, 2017
(fiction) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Nov 10, 2017
(fiction) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Dec 8, 2017
(non fiction) Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Jan 12, 2018
(fiction) News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Feb 9, 2018
(non fiction) Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Mar 9, 2018
The Kalamazoo Public Library Community Read

Apr 13, 2018
(fiction) Contrary Motion by Andy Mozina

May 11, 2018
(non fiction) Nothing to Envy * Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Note: We *may* have a “Poetry Potluck” in June 2018.

Here is a list of the other books that were recommended this year:

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
  • Red Hats by Damon Wayans


  • An American Conscience * The Reinhold Niebuhr Story by Jeremy L. Sabella
  • On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
  • Scary Old Sex by Arlene Heyman
  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
  • Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
  • THIRST – Poems by Mary Oliver