Book Club

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you enjoy reading? Join Emmanuel’s Book Club that meets at 6:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the church. See our calendar for any schedule changes. Our selections draw on contemporary and classic literature alike. Our discussions are lively and open, and are started with a pot luck supper. Good literature, good conversation, good food, good people. If you love to read and talk about ideas, it does not get much better than that.

Book Picks for 2017 and dates of meetings
  • January 11 - The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare
  • February 8 - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • March 8 - March (Book 1 of trilogy)   This is the "Nashville Reads" selection.
  • April 19 - Behold the Dreamers
  • May 17  - RE Jane
  • June 14 - Dreamers of the Day
  • July 13 - Island Madness
  • August 9 - Man Called Ove
  • September 13 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • October 11 - La Rose
  • November 8 - My Life in France
  • Demember - There is no book club meeting in December

Books read in 2016
  • West with the Night, by Beryl Markham
  • The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Color of Water: A Black Son's Tribute to his White Mother, by James McBride (Nashville Reads selection for 2016)
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Persepolis, The Story of a Childhood, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi
  • Memory Man, by David Baldacci
  • Delta Wedding, by Eudora Welty
  • Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free, by Hector Tobar
  • I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Patrick McCormick
  • Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Unholy Night, by Seth Grahame-Smith

Previous Books
  • Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the classic novel about George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression.
  • Angels in America (Parts 1 and 2), by Tony Kushner, screenplays telling the story of AIDS in 1980’s U. S.
  • MaddAddam (Book 3 of the MaddAddam Trilogy) by Margaret Atwood, final story in the bioengineered post-apocalyptic world of the MaddAddamites, Crakes and God’s Gardeners.
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, a novel set in post-apocalyptic U. S. after a pandemic.
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
  • Lila, Marilynne Robinson
  • The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
  • Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys
  • The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Perry
  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • A Doll's House, Henry Ibsen
  • We are all Completely Beside Ourselves, Katherine Joy
  • Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • Supper of the Lamb, Robert Farrar Capon
  • The Lowlands, Jhumpi Lahiri
  • The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
  • Short Story Collection, Alice Munroe
  • Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  • The Round House, Louise Erdrich
  • The Secred Daughter, Shikpi Gowda
  • Siddartha, Herman Hesse
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, Donald Miller
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King
  • A Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Barrows and Shaffer
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
  • The Thread of Grace, Mary Doria Russell
  • Time and Again, Jack Finney
  • Cutting For Stone, Abraham Verghese
  • The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
  • The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
  • Straight Man, Richard Russo
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larssen
  • The View From Castle Rock, Alice Munro
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
  • The Grass is Singing, Dorris Lessing
  • Consumption, Kevin Patterson
  • Room, Emma Donoghue
  • Tallgrass, Sandra Dallas
  • Plainsong, Kent Haruf
  • Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
  • Oryz and Crake, Margaret Atwood
  • Mutant Message Downunder, Marlo Morgan
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  • The Dogfighter
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
  • Atonement, Ian McEwen
  • A Passage To India, E. M. Forrester
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  • Acts of Faith, Phillip Caputo
  • The Haj, Leon Uris
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  • The Human Stain, Phillip Roth
  • Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  • American Pastoral, Philip Roth
  • A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  • Rabbit Run, John Updike
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
  • Underworld, Don DeLillo
  • Rabbit Redux, John Updike
  • Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Joathan Safran Foer
  • Light in August, William Faulkner
  • What Is the What, Dave Eggers
  • Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry
  • Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moshin Hamid
  • Run, Ann Pachett
  • Abstinence Teacher, Tom Perotta
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Glad River, Will D. Campbell
  • Feast of All Saints, Anne Rice
  • The Shack, William P. Young
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
  • The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
  • Love In the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Spot of Bother, Mark Haddon
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
  • Children of God, Mary Doria Russell, sequel to The Sparrow
  • Wings of a Dove, Henry James
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O'Connor
  • Tobacco Road, Erskine Caldwell
  • Olive Kitteridge, Karen Strout
  • Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya
  • 42nd Parallel, John Dos Passos
  • Crossing to Safety, Wallace Earle Stegner
  • Herself Surprised, Joyce Kerry
  • Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann