WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
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.
December: No Book Club
January 18th, 2018
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Transported to a famed Moscow hotel where Russian royalty hobnob, Bolsheviks plot revolutions, spies spy, and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, all the while the dangers of the twentieth century Russia lurks outside.
February 15th, 2018
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
A retelling of the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea, set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush.
March 15th, 2018
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Told in Dinah’s voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood and the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob.
April 19th, 2018
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart. Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.
May 17th, 2018
. Salt and Sea by Ruta Sepetys
World War II is drawing to a close and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Forced by circumstance to unite, three strangers find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested as they journey towards the Wilhelm Gustloff.
June 21st, 2018
Commonwealth by Anne Patchett
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.
July – No Book Club
August 16th, 2018
The News of the World by Paulette Jiles
In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kidd travels through Texas, giving readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news when he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan, Johanna, to her relatives in San Antonio.
September 20th, 2018
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Ghana, 18th century: two half-sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
October 18th, 2018
The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore
A powerful story of love, loyalty, and friendship, The Girl in the Castle is a story about two friends, Kiity and Bridie, and their journey through war-torn Ireland.