Book Club

 Jennifer Crittenden points out books that are available to borrow. They've all been discussed at the Book Club.

Since one of WTB’s goals is to educate ourselves, getting involved in the WTB Book Club is a great way to do that. Many of the books focus on social issues or the impact of faith in our world today. You’ll learn a lot from the perspectives of women of many faiths and traditions. Plus, it’s just a great way to get to know others involved in WTB.

You don’t have to come to the Book Club every month, but come when you can. Call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 633-2817 and let her know you’re interested. Jennifer will give you the location of the current meeting. You’ll read the book beforehand and then discuss it at an informal evening gathering at one woman’s home.

The Book Club generally meets on the 4th Monday evenings but sometimes the days/times vary during winter.

For a list of all the books the group has read click here: Book List

2016 Book List

Jan. 25: The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux

Feb. 22: The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz by Michelle Cameron

Mar. 28: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Apr. 25: Without You There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

May 23: A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Kristoff and WuDunn

Jun. 27: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Jul. 25: How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and an Arab in America by Mustafa Bayoumi

Aug. 22: The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle over a Forbidden Book by Finn & Couvee

Sep. 26: The Dove Keepers by Alice Hoffman Masada, 70 c.e. (there is a TV mini-series)

Oct. 24: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

Dec. 5: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

2017 Book List

Jan. 23: Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan (5 stories that take place in Northern Africa narrated from the perspective of children)

Feb. 27: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder

Mar. 27: Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold

Apr. 24: Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvel (YA)

May 22: Genghis Khan by Jack Weatherford

Jun. 26: Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Jul. 24: The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope by Claudia Kolker

Aug. 28: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Sept. 25: The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks