The Elizabeth Book Club held its first meeting in October 2016 and met once every month until the first wave of the pandemic. Even then, the group missed only two months, March and April 2020, before moving to Zoom meetings.
In July 2021, the group resumed meeting face-to-face in the Elizabeth’s Community Room. Members—both men and women—volunteer to select a title and lead the discussion at the monthly meeting. The titles chosen include both fiction and non-fiction. Discussions at times venture beyond the text at hand to wider issues.
Take a look at the list of books the group has read. If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for email reminders of future meetings. They are held on the second Monday of each month, from 4:30 to 6:00 in the afternoon.
Here are the books planned for future meetings:
August 9, 2021: Jessica Kaman, The Girl with the Louding Voice (2020), by Abi Dare. 386 pages, fiction.
September 13, 2021: Chris Steele, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987), by Michael Dorris. 372 pages, fiction.
October 11, 2021: Judy Douglas, Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon (2019), by Tucker Malarkey. 344 pages, non-fiction.
November 8, 2021: Paula McGee, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (2021), by Patrick Radden Keefe. 663 pages, non-fiction.
December 13, 2021: Joe McGee, The Sense of Ending (2011), by Julian Barnes. 167 pages, fiction.