Our Book Club — The BookBums

We meet the third Friday of each month (except December) at 7:00 pm. Meetings are HYBRID: in person and virtually, on Zoom.

The recommender 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.

Check the Delaware Library Catalog for availability in a variety of formats (books, audio CDs, HOOPLA, and electronic formats). audible.com and Kindle are other sources you can check.

2023 Reading List

For all books save one (March book entitled Tisha), multiple formats and copies are available in the DLC (Delaware Library Catalog). If you have trouble, call the library (302) 731-7550) and ask for the Reference Desk.

For a quick summary of a book, use the links below to see Amazon's description.

Jan 20

Laura Stewart and Sandy Schriever — The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Feb 17 

Jessica Myers and Sandy Schriever — Tisha by Robert Specht. Hoopla audio and 2 hardcopies available.

Mar 17 

Sandy Schriever — Fuzz by Mary Roach. NCC Read book. Hope to be getting our free copies very soon but there are multiple copies in the library system. Will have our annual Chase Center field trip on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Apr 21

Ann Schriever — The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore.

May 19

Barbara Gates — Oh,William by Elizabeth Strout.

June 16

Bev LaRock, Laura Stewart, and Sandy Schriever — Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

Aug 1

(Special date to accommodate our Texas member (Laura Schriever-Stewart from Houston))  — A Man called Ove by Frederick Backman. (You can see the new related Tom Hanks movie, A Man Called Otto, which should be out around Christmas). We could also read Anxious People for those who have already read Ove and want something new.

Sept 15

Jan Owens — The Overstory by Richard Powers. “The best novel ever written about trees” (Ann Patchett)

Oct 20

Anne Feurer — Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout (might be interesting to read two books by the same author — see Oh, William above).

Nov 17

Sandy Schriever — Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark. Longish book so want to give plenty of time to read.


Enjoy the holidays and read a good book on your own. No meeting.

2022 Reading List

Jan 21

Sandy Schriever — Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Mar 18 

Susan Stoller and Sandy Schriever — This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.  Evening with the Author event on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

May 20  

June 17  

Barbara Morris — State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

July 15 

Ann Schriever — Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Aug 19 

Laura Schriever Stewart — Wish you were here by Jodi Piccoult

Sept 16

Sandy Schriever — Village School by Miss Read (AKA Dora Jesse Saint)

Oct 21

Sandy Schriever — Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon

Nov 18

Sandy Schriever — The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

2021 Reading List

Jan 15

Ann/Sandy Schriever — We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories or Other People’s Pets: A Novel by R. L. Maizes who will be joining us!

Feb 19 

Mary McMahon — The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Mar 19 

Susan Stoller — Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Apr 16 

Ann Schriever — The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

May 21  

Mary Cannon — Becoming by Michelle Obama

June 18  

July 16 

Laura Schriever Stewart — The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Aug 20 

Barbara Gates — The Island of Sea Women: A Novel by Lisa See

Sept 17 

Barbara Morris — Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie

Oct 15 

Dana Ulery — The Night Watchman: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

Nov 19

(no meeting but will discuss The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins next year)

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