The ‘READ’ Book Club

Our club consists of faculty and staff at Tulsa Community College. We have 20 members. READ – read, enjoy, and discuss, has been in existence for over twenty years. I choose the books, order them, distribute them, and organize the meetings. Volunteers from the group take turns bringing background and questions on the books.

BOOKS WE’D RECOMMEND FROM RECENT SELECTIONS
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
True Grit by Charles Portis
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

BEST BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION
We dipped into the past and chose True Grit by Portis. The story is set partially in Oklahoma, so we were interested in seeing the treatment of Oklahoma before statehood. The discussion centered on Mattie’s determination and strength.

Ro’s Readers

We are a club of women mostly in our 60’s. We meet once a month on a rotating basis. I usually moderate and present selections. Our books are chosen mostly from the lists I compile and then we discuss amongst us which would be the most agreeable choice.

BOOKS WE’D RECOMMEND FROM RECENT SELECTIONS

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

BEST BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION

The Help was a vigorous discussion. We went to see the movie as a
group as well.
The Thirteenth Tale was our first gothic read and everyone was surprised about how much we enjoyed it.
The Good Earth was terrific and we read a classic or two several times a year.

Zuzu’s Book Club

We are a group of retired teachers and we meet once a month. We read a variety of books and share them. We don’t always read the same books, we find that by reading a variety of genres we enjoy it more.

BOOKS WE’D RECOMMEND FROM RECENT SELECTIONS
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
The Tea Rose; The Winter Rose; The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Shanghai Girls; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

BEST FOR DISCUSSION
Five out of the seven members read all of The Outlander books in the series. The author writes the story with accurate historical fact, vivid detail and develops the characters so they become your friend. As you read about their adventures you are anxious to find out what fate is awaiting them. You cannot put the book down, and when one book ends you are anxious for the author to write the next novel.

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