Bookies Book Group

First Monday each month, 7 pm., for 15 years at Borders Books, The Fountains, now again in member’s homes, as the first 20 or so years.

Upcoming book:   December 3 Dead Lemons  by  Finn Bell  of New Zealand  E-book only–you must buy and download.  Plan for the author to SKYPE/FACEBOOK in (from New Zealand) Discussion Topics to jog your thoughts

The books for the coming year are CHOSEN!!  Our leader Gwen Crockett assisted by Snow Bird Betsy compiled all the votes.  The current book is featured above; the balance appear below; discussion questions posted for most, coming SOON for a few.   Note change to January 2019 book selection from original list.

“…if you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do.”- Clive James

2018-2019 Featured books:

  • Dec 3 – Dead Lemons by Finn Bell – E-book only–you must buy and download.  Plan for the author to SKYPE/FACEBOOK in (from New Zealand) Discussion Topics to jog your thoughts
  • Jan 7 2019 – The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick Discussion Questions  <<<note changed book from original list
  • Feb 4 2019 – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Discussion Questions
  • Mar 4 – Evicted by Matthew Desmond Discussion Questions
  • Apr 1 – Heating and Cooling  by Beth Ann Frennely Discussion Questions
  • May 6 – The Reason I  Jump by Naoki Higashida Discussion Questions
  • June 3 – Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Discussion Questions

2018 Featured books:

We have our list for 2017 thanks to HARD WORK by our beloved Bookies Convenor Gwen Crockett    and our discussion questions are gathered together by snow bird member, Betsy Nock with acknowledgements for her multiple sources.

2016 Featured books:

2015 Featured books:

2014 Selections

2013 Selections

  • Dec 3, 2012 – The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka, Guide, Author Site
  • Jan 7, 2013 – The Christmas Cantata – Mark Schweizer, General Questions
  • Feb 4 – Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President – Candice Millard, Guide
  • February 8, 2013 – Book & Author Dinner w/AAUW Educator of Year, Sam Needham – benefits Fort Bend Literacy
  • Mar 4 – You Know When the Men Are Gone – Siobhan Fallon, Guide
  • Apr 1 – Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts – Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, Guide
  • May 7 – The Dinosaur Feather – Sissel-Jo Gazan, Guide
  • Jun 4 – Margaret Sanger: A Life of PassionJean Baker, Guide
  • Jul 1 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe, Guide
  • Aug 6 – The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling, Guide
  • Sep 2 – I’ll Have What She’s Having—Mapping Social BehaviorR A Bentley, M. Earls, M J O’Brian, Guide
  • Oct 8 – The Language of FlowersVanessa Diffenbaugh, Guide
  • Nov 5 – The GiverLois Lowry, Guide
  • Dec 2, 2013 – Death Comes to PemberleyP D James, Guide
  • Jan 6, 2014 – The Light Between OceansM L Stedman, Guide
  • Feb 3, 2014 – A Reliable WifeRobert Goolrick, Guide

The more you read, the more you know
The more you know, the smarter you grow
The smarter you are, the stronger your voice
Whether speaking your mind
or making your choice. …seen on a T-shirt