Book Discussion Group

Calling all bibliophiles! Is reading your passion? Did you know that FCC has a Book Discussion Group? There is no joining or long-term commitment. Just check out the next book we are reading. If it interests you, grab a copy, read it, and join us!
FCC’s Book Discussion Group meets quarterly for a lively discussion of the selected novel. The group chooses one book from the categories below:

  • Classic
  • Best Seller
  • Spiritual/Religious Theme
  • Southwestern/Western
  • Non-Fiction
Watch the church bulletins for details before each discussion meeting. RSVPs are requested so the host can plan for having sufficient desserts. Below is a list of the books we have read in the past. Hope to see you at future book discussions!

images-1UPCOMING BOOK!
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Sunday, January 29, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Gregg Library, First Congregational Church

 

For more information contact Linda Boles at jobolesjr@comcast.net or 719.593.9748. All are welcome!!


Previous Books Read by the Group:

CLASSICS:

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll                  Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Moby Dick – Herman Melville                             Silas Marner – George Elliot

The Good Earth – Pearl Buck                               The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway

The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne        To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee

Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger                        Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens               Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe     Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Treasure Island – R. Louis Stevenson                 Tales of the Arabian Nights

Howards End – E.M. Forster                               The Wonderful Wizard of OZ – L. Frank Baum

Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow                                  House of Seven Gables – Hawthorne (Feb ’10)

Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton (Nov, 2010)

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (Jan, 2012)

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (June, 2013)

BEST-SELLERS:

Presumed Innocent – Scott Turow                    Mr. Bridge – Evan Connell

The Firm – John Grisham                                   Rising Sun – Michael Crichton

Forrest Gump – Winston Groom                       Cold Sassy Tree – Olive Burns

China Boy – Gus Lee                                             Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier                       The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown                       A Thousand Acres – Jane Smiley

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini                  My Sisters Keeper – Jodi Piccoult

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen                     Loving Frank – by Nancy Horan

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

The Help – Kathryn Stockett                               Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay (Jan, 2013)

The Sandcastle Girls – Chris Bohjalian (Nov, 2013)

The Aviator’s Wife – Melanie Benjamin          The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd (Nov, 2014)

The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce (Sept, 2016)

A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest Gaines

American Ghost – Hannah Nordhaus

Night Train To Lisbon – Pascal Mercier

Our Souls At Night – Kent Haruf

RELIGIOUS / SPIRITUAL THEME:

Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving              Plain and Simple – Sue Bender

Skinny Legs and All – Tom Robbins                   Ishmael – Daniel Quinn

The Power and the Glory – Graham Green       Godric – Fredrick Buechner

The Rabbi Saw Red – Kemelman                        The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield         At Home in Mitford – Jane Karon

My Name is Asher Lev – Chaim Potok               Peace Like a River

The Grand Inquisitor                                            Life of Pi

The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo                             Gillead                                                                      

A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini

The Shack – William P. Young, Wayne Jacobsen & Brad Cummings (March, 2009)

Miracle at St. Anna – James McBride (April, 2010)

The Sunflower: On the possibilities and limits of forgiveness – Simon Wiesenthal (May, 2011)

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks – (April, 2013)

A Long Way from Tipperary – John Dominic Crossan (March, 2014)

Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger (Jan, 2015)

The Visionist – Rachel Urquhart (June, 2015)

SOUTHWESTERN / WESTERN:

An Unfinished Life – Mark Spragg                                     The Loop – Nicholas Evans
Zorro – Isabel Allende                                                            1000 White Women – Jim Fergus
The Man Who Killed the Deer – by Frank Waters          Animal Dreams  – Barbara Kingsolver (Nov, 2011)
Angle of Repose – Wallace Stegner (Sept, 2009)             Los Alamos – Joseph Kanon (2010)
Ludlow – David Mason (Sept, 2012)                                  Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko (Sept 2013)
The Orchardist – Amanda Coplin (Jan, 2014)                The Round House  – Louise Erdrich (2014)


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