Book Clubs

LLI currently sponsors book clubs at two locations: Punta Gorda and Englewood. The clubs are free to join however a FRIENDS membership is appreciated. 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, we try to select at least one non-fiction book per year. The last book of the year is a classical selection chosen by the members.

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


Book Club Reading List – Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus

26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda FL 33950

Meets in Room E-121, 1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

 October 13, 2014 Deceived by Randy Wayne White
 November 10, 2014 The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
 December 8, 2014 Fortune’s Rock by Anita Shreve
 January 12, 2015 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
 February 9, 2015 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 March 9, 2015 Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow
 April 13, 2015 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


Book Club Reading List – 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 7, 2014 The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
November 4, 2014 The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel
December 2, 2014 The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
January 13, 2015 The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
February 3, 2015 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
March 3, 2015 Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down by Bill De Young
April 7, 2015 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


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