Book Club

Book Club

The Storrs Congregational Church Book Club was started in 2012 as part of the 275th anniversary festivities. Books are selected by group members and include fiction and nonfiction. Some authors have visited the group to talk about their books.

Some books we have discussed include:

  • BECOMING, Michelle Obama
  • CALEB’S CROSSING: A NOVEL, Geraldine Brooks
  • HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE, Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
  • JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson
  • A MAN CALLED OVE, Frederick Bachman
  • NATHAN HALE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AMERICA’S FIRST SPY, M. William Phelps
  • THE NEW JIM CROW, Michelle Alexander
  • NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  • REFUGEES, Viet Than Nguyen
  • THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, Lisa See
  • A WOMAN IS NO MAN, Etaf Rum

Cynthia Adams visited the club virtually and discussed ITALIAN SPICES: A MEMOIR, while Karen Guzman, ARBORVIEW, and Suzanne Davis, THE APPOINTED HOUR, led in-person discussions of their books. Priscilla Audette contacted the group and provided information for a discussion of her book LOST.

The club is currently meeting on the third Sunday of September, November, January, and March at 4:00pm. Meetings are held in-person in the SCC library and via Zoom.

Book Schedule released for 2023/4: 

Hello Readers,

Our book discussions will continue to be held on Sundays at 4:00pm in-person and via Zoom.

Listed below is information for our next discussions that includes discussion date, book title and author, genre, and name of the person who made the recommendation.

September 17, 2023, HEFT, by Liz More, novel (Jamie Lang-Rodean)

November 19, 2023, THE MARRIAGE POTRAIT by Maggie O’Farrell, historical fiction (Pat Piatek)

March 17, 2024, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki, science fiction and fantasy (Patty Tanaka)

September 15, 2024, THE SHACK by William P. Young, Christian novel (Cindi Gilligan)

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