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.
THE LIST OF BOOKS TO BE DISCUSSED THIS FALL ARE:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
- Book Synopsis – The Orphan Train
- Book Synopsis – The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
- Book Synopsis – The Light Between Oceans
- Book Synopsis – The Worst Hard Time
- Book Synopsis – Outliers
- Book Synopsis – Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down
- Book Synopsis – Fahrenheit 451