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 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the holidays and read a good book on your own. No meeting.
2022 Reading List
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.
2021 Reading List
2020 Reading List
Deb Morris — Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (non-fiction).
Dana Ulery — Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (fiction).
Ann Schriever — Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms by Richard Fortey (non-fiction)
Sandy Schriever — Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (fiction).
Kip King — The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez (fiction).
Anne Feurer — Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (fiction).
Barbara Gates — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (fiction).
Theda Ellis TBD.
Susan Stoller TBD
Janine Howell-Conkey — Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall (fiction).
Mary Cannon — Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King (non-fiction).
2019 Reading List
Dana Ulery — Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carrerou (non-ﬁction).
Anne Feurer — A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (ﬁction).
Ann Schriever — Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher (nonﬁction).
Fran Barhydt — Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (ﬁction).
Barbara Ward — Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien (non-ﬁction).
Barbara Gates — A Taste for Death by PD James (ﬁction).
Theda Ellis — Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (non-ﬁction).
Deb Morris — Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (ﬁction).
Susan Stoller — The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (non-ﬁction).
Mary Cannon — Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (ﬁction).
Barbara Morris — Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (fiction).
2018 Reading List
Anne F.— The Heart: A Novel by Maylis de Kerangal.
Barbara M. — Cooked by Michael Pollan.
Sandy — Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
Debra M. — Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda N. Adichie.
Fran — The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.
Barbara G — The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
Elisabeth — Finding the Dragon Lady by Monique B. Demery.
Barbara W. — Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.
Barbara G. — New and Selected Poems 1992by Mary Oliver.
Dana — Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
Elisabeth — This House Is Mine by Dörte Hansen.