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.
THE BOOK LISTS FOR 2015-2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 21 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|