UUFN Book Bums

 

Our BookClub — The BookBums

We meet the third Friday of each month at 7:00 pm virtually using Zoom 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 Sandy Schriever directly. You can ask the UUFN Office to put you in touch with Sandy (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.

2020 Books

Jan 17   Deb Morris —  Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic  by Sam Quinones (non-fiction).  NFL – 8+ copies

Feb 21   Dana Ulery — Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (fiction) – New Castle County Read book.  April field to see author on April 23 at Chase Center.  3 Free books still available from New Castle County – contact Udda or Sandy.   (Or at NFL – 10+ copies [LP] CD, Kindle, MP3, Overdrive Listen)

March 20  Ann Schriever — Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms  by Richard Fortey (non-fiction)   NFL — 7 copies, Kindle – Discussed on April 17 in Zoom meeting

April 17   Sandy Schriever —  Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies, CD, Kindle, MP3, Overdrive Listen, Playaway Audio Book      Rescheduled for later this year 

April 23 Thursday, Field trip to see Pachinko author Min Jin Lee at Wilmington’s Chase Center on the Riverfront  Rescheduled for next year – April 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

May 15    Kip King — The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez (fiction)  NFL — 10+ copies, [LP] Kindle, MP3, Overdrive Listen 

June 19   Barbara Gates — Where the  Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies [LP] CD, Kindle, MP3, Overdrive Listen, Playaway Audio Book

July 17 Barbara Gates — Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones (fiction)  NFL – 10+ copies [LP] CD Audio book

Aug 21   Janine Howell-Conkey — Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall (fiction) NFL – 2 copies [LP]  Also available on Kindle and Audible

Sept 18   Susan Stoller — The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (fiction).  NFL —  10+ copies.  [LP]  MP3, Overdrive Listen, Kindle

Oct 16    Sandy Schriever —  Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston (fiction) NFL – 10+ copies, CD, Kindle, MP3, Overdrive Listen, Playaway Audio Book 

Nov 20   Mary Cannon —  Gods of the Upper Air  by Charles King (non-fiction)  NFL — 7 copies, MP3, Overdrive Listen

Dec 17 Holiday Party

Addition Information:

25 Women to Read Before You Die