Do you enjoy Reading? Shoreline’s Women’s book club provides a great opportunity to discuss interesting books with other likeminded Shoreline women. You are welcome to join us at any time. We meet at homes in the greater Monterey area, monthly from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month (other than in July and December). Come and enjoy fellowship with new friends, great discussions, and light snacks.
A different book is selected for each month’s meeting. Club members are encouraged to recommend books and the group leader selects the books she believes offers the best opportunity for a great discussion. Christian books, as well as secular books that provide opportunities to reflect on spiritual matters, are selected.
The book club also encourages a book exchange among members. Members are given an opportunity to describe and offer Christian non-fiction books they find particularly compelling for others in the group to borrow, keep, or pass along to others. This provides another opportunity to share good books.
Members do not need to attend every meeting. But when the monthly invitation is received, you are asked to RSVP (yes or no) so that the host can be prepared with enough chairs and refreshments.
If you would like to be included in the book club mailing list or if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17th, 2019
Thirst by Scott Harrison
Top nightclub promoter Scott Harrison had it all. Desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, “What would the exact opposite of my life look like?” Walking away from everything he discovers his true calling. With no money and no experience, Harrison founded the charity: water.
February 21st, 2019
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Valancy lives a drab life with her overbearing family. A shocking diagnosis from her Dr. prompts her to make a fresh start. For the first time, she does and says exactly what she feels. As she expands her horizons, Valancy undergoes a transformation, discovering a new world of love and happiness.
March 21st, 2019
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. As they settle into their life together, Roy is arrested and sentenced for a crime he didn’t commit. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns home, ready to resume their life together.
April 25th, 2019
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
Lyman Ward, a retired professor returns to his ancestral home in Grass Valley to rediscover his now long dead grandmother, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier. Lyman’s investigation leads him deep into the shadows of his own life.
May 16th, 2019
Finding Fraser, by KC Dyer
After many failed relationships, Emma admits that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: After selling all her worldly possessions, she takes off for Scotland with nothing but her travel blog to confide in. Soon she discovers that in searching for her own Scotsman, she just might find herself.
June: No Book Club
July: No Book Club
August 15th, 2019
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
In a village a young girl, Sunja falls pregnant by a married man. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a new country, whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.
September 19th, 2019
Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller
Years after writing his best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another. A Million Miles in a Thousand years challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.
October 17th, 2019
The Rent Collector, by Cameron Wright
The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia – perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia – everyone deserves a second chance.
November 21st, 2019
Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry
In this rich, pastoral novel, Wendell Berry tells the story of Jayber Crow, a quiet man and a good listener. The story follows Jayber as he observes and recalls the lives of his friends, neighbors to reveal humanities goodness and frailties all while celebrating the redemptive power of love and community.
December: No Book Club