Book Clubs

LLI currently sponsors book clubs at two locations: Punta Gorda and Englewood. There is no fee to join either of the clubs, however, FRIENDS membership is required. The clubs meet once a month from October through April. Each club votes for the following year’s selection in April from a list suggested by its members; clubs are not required to have the same lists. Members take turns leading discussions and all are free to contribute to the discussion. Books may be fiction or non-fiction, however,  at least one non-fiction book is selected per year.

The meetings include a discussion of the topic presented in the books along with background information gathered from research about the authors.


On-Campus Book Club, Classroom #E-121

Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus

26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda FL 33950

 1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

 October 12, 2015 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
 November 9, 2015 The Aviator’s Wife and Gift From the Sea by Melanie Benjamin
 December 14, 2015 The Mad Woman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Malloux
 January 11, 2016 Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
 February 8, 2016 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
 March 14, 2016 The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
 April 11, 2016 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown


Englewood Book Club at The United Methodist Church of Englewood

700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood FL 34223

Meets in Room 103, 1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Contact Lois Burkholder at 731-394-3694 or with any questions.

October 6, 2015 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
November 3, 2015 The Pecan Man by Cassie Selleck
December 1, 2015 Sway by Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman (similar to Freakanomics) 
January 12, 2016 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
February 2, 2016 The Whip by Karen Kondazian
March 1, 2016 Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
April 5, 2016 Family Life by Akhil Sharma