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].  Books available in Kindle and other formats are also noted.

2018-2019 Books

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

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   KINDLE

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] and KINDLE)

May 17, 2019 – Fran Barhydt   Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman.  NFL – 10+ copies [LP] Overdrive MP3 Audio Book

June 20, 2019 – Barbara Gates  A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies    KINDLE  NOTE: This meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20th, not Friday, at Ann Schriever’s house.  

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]   KINDLE

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

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]   KINDLE

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

Holiday Party – Dec 2019

Addition Information:

25 Women to Read Before You Die