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First Monday each month, 7 pm, even after COVID times we are doing many ZOOM meetings, especially in dark winter months.  The standing ZOOM link will be emailed out.    Please send an email to   if you would like to join in (whether you have read the book or not).

Upcoming book:  January 8 (2nd Monday)The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett – Discussion Questons

 by Maia Kohabe – 

We have adapted our Discussion Question format for virtual meeting.   The questions are to 1) help you to read and think about the book. and 2) to assist us in the Zoom discussion.  We suggest that you choose one or two questions to address in the ZOOM.

Here is a partial list of our July ZOOM “sharing of bedside (or wherever) books” – Bookies July 2022 Sharing results

Thank you to all who voted THIS year and to Judy Cenkus, Jane Stilley and Barbara Pickthall who helped Betsy Nock plan the year. 

Thanks also to Amy Bice who graciously added her time and effort to be sure that Bookies continued on through the pandemic and beyond!   Special thanks to our very longtime Bookies Convenor, Gwen Crockett.

HERE is a list of additional books that have been recommended by Bookies members just in case you run out of reading material in 2021 (and into 2022!!)

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

2023 and into 2024 Featured books:

2022 books:

2021 Featured books:

2020 Featured books:

2019 Featured books:

2018 Featured books:

2017 Featured books:

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