UUFN Book Bums


Our BookClub — The BookBums

We meet the third Friday of each month at 7:15 pm at the home of UUFN member, Udda Anderson to discuss a book that a member has suggested. The recommender then shares their research on the background of the book and author and leads the discussion, which often results in lively debate. After a general analysis of the work, our conversation sometimes flows into personal applications of the book’s ideas. Check our Reading List below to see this year’s selections and notices about special meetings and field trips. For more information, contact Udda directly. You can find her contact information on the Congregation Builder Website. Or to ask the UUFN Office to put you in touch, email officeadmin@uufn.org or call 302.368.2984 during office hours.

In the list below, the date and discussion leader are followed by an Amazon link where you can go to see a description of the book.  The number of copies available in the Delaware Library Catalog which can be requested and picked up at the Newark Free Library (NFL)  is also given in addition to whether the library has a large print version or not [LP].

2018-2019 Books

Sept 21 2018 – Barbara Gates  New and Selected Poems 1992 by Mary Oliver

Oct 19 2018 – Dana Ulery Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild NFL – 10+ copies

Nov 16 2018 – Elisabeth Knapp  This House Is Mine  by Dörte Hansen  (fiction)  NFL – 3 copies

Dec 2018 – Holiday Party

Jan 18, 2019 – Dana Ulery  Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup  by John Carrerou  (non-fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Feb 15, 2019 – Anne Feurer   A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  (fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Mar 15, 2019 – Ann Schriever   Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (non-fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies

April 19, 2019 – Janet Louise  Choose between: Promise Me, Dad or Promises to Keep (both non-fiction by Joe Biden) NFL – 10+ copies (Promise Me, Dad available in [LP])

May 17, 2019 – Barbara Ward   Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien (non-fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies

June 21, 2019 – Barbara Gates  A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies

July 19, 2019 – Theda Ellis   Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann (non-fiction) NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Aug 16, 2019 – Deb Morris  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Sept 20, 2019 – Susan Stoller The Sixth Extinction: an unnatural history  by Elizabeth Kolbert (non-fiction)   NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Oct 18 – Mary Cannon – Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies [LP]

Nov 15, 2019 – Barbara Morris  – Behind the Beautiful Forevers  by Katherine Boo (Literary non-fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies

Holiday Party – Dec 2019

Addition Information:

25 Women to Read Before You Die