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 email@example.com 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.
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
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