Book Groups

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Afternoon Contemporary Literature Group
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday of each month
Meets at Eagle’s Trace 

Co-Coordinators:   Linda Morgan   281.989.6499
Cheryl Smith   402-651-2445

  • 9/6/23  Lessons in Chemistry  by Bonnie Garmus
    Leader:  Linda Fosseen    (held at Eagle’s Trace)
  • 10/4/23   Fates and Furies  by Lauren Groff
    Leader:  Claudia Silbert
  • 11/1/23   Demon Copperhead  by Barbara Kingsolver
    Leader:  Susan Dunten
  • 12/6/23   The Henna Artist  by Alka Joshi
    Leader:  Fran Podell
  • 1/3/24   Remarkably Bright Creatures  by Shelby VanPelt
    Leader:  Mary Dodson
  • 2/7/24   Train to Moscow  by Elena Gorokhova Leader:
    Sharon Jorgeson
  • 3/6/24  Out of Texas  by J.C. Townsend & A.H. Preus
    Leader:  Gail Katz
  • 4/3/24  All the Broken Places  by John Boyne
    Leader:  Karla Dunn
  • 5/1/24   Animal Dreams  by Barbara Kingsolver
    Leader:  Cheryl Smith
  • 6/5/24   Selection of Books
  • 7/3/24   In the Distance  by Hernan Diaz
    Leader:  Linda Morgan
  • 8/7/24  West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
    Leader:  Fran Macy

Contemporary Readers Group
1:00 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the month
Meets at MDUMC West Campus, 13186 Memorial Drive

Co-Coordinators:  Sharon Pope   713.376.0940
Cathy Urquhart   832.454.5017

  • 07/05/23  Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
    Leader: Sharon Pope
  • 08/02/23  The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
    Leader:  Jan Kerekgyarto
  • 09/06/23  West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
    Leader:  Patty Cordrey
  • 10/04/23  The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    Leader:  Cathy Urquhart
  • 11/01/23  Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
    Leader:  Georgia Kimmel
  • 12/06/23  Horse by Geraldine Brooks
    Leader/Location  Jan Kerekgyarto/Home of Sue Phipps
  • 01/03/24  All the Broken Places by John Boyne
    Leader:   Margaret Carlson
  • 02/07/24  The Last Dance on the Starlight Pier by Sarah Bird
    Leader:  Sue Phipps
  • 03/06/24  The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear
    Leader:  Barbara Butler
  • 04/03/24  Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls
    Leader:  Shari Mauthner
  • 05/01/24  The Trackers by Charles Frazier
    Leader:  Pamela Ossorio
  • 06/05/24 Book Selection Luncheon: Restaurant
  • 07/03/24 French Braid by Anne Tyler
    Leader:  Margaret Gruss
  • 08/07/24 Book: Lessons in Chemistry
    Leader:  Sharon Pope

Enjoying History Book Group
1:30 p.m., 2nd Monday of the month
Meets at Tracy Gee Community Center Library or by Zoom     

Co-coordinators:  Nancy Guilloud,   832.372.3773
Nancy Gusler   713.464.5932

  • Sept. 11, 2023 The White Ship by Charles Spencer
    Leader: Mary Andersen
  • Oct. 9, 2023 Columbus Day Imperfect Union by Steve Inskeep
    Leader: Pat Pease
  • Nov. 13, 2023 Land, How the Hunger…by Simon Winchester
    Leader: Nancy Gusler
  • Dec. 11, 2023 Astoria by Peter Stark
    Leader: Pat Dach
  • Jan. 8, 2024 The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
    Leader: Cindy Hickok
  • Feb. 12, 2024 The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch
    Leader: Julia Dombrowski
  • Mar. 11, 2024  River of The Gods: Genius, Courage … by Candice Millard
    Leader: Nancy Guilloud
  • Apr. 8, 2024  Last Call at Hotel Imperial…by Deborah Cohen
    Leader: Carolyn Morris
  • May 13, 2024  Saving Freedom, Truman by J. Scarborough
    Leader: Brenda Moss
  • June 10, 2024  Planning Luncheon for 2024-25 season TBA
    Members may recommend 2-3 books they have read

Evening Contemporary Literature Group
5p.m., 1st Monday of the month (unless holiday warrants change)
Meets at Los Tios Mexican Restaurant, Memorial Drive at Kirkwood 

Coordinator:    Jo Glidewell   936.327.2085

  • 10/02/2023 The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz
    Leader: Linda Marlin
  • 11/06/2023 Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Boylan
    Leader: Pat Farnell
  • 12/04/2023 West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
    Leader: Diane Stratham
  • 01/08/2024 We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
    Leader: Jo Glidewell
  • 02/05/2024 The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
    Leader: Rose Ennis
  • 03/04/2024 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    Leader: Sharon Jorgenson
  • 04/01/2024 The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
    Leader: Carole Ballew
  • 05/06/2024 Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
    Leader: Marietta Hostak
  • 06/03/2024 Book Selection for 2024 – 2025 Meeting
  • 07/01/2024 The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
    Leader: Sheila Jaynes
  • 08/05/2024 The Spy Who Was Left Behind by Michael Pullara
    Leader: Diana Guarniere

Mystery Book Group
1:30 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of the month,
Meets at Tracy Gee Library or ZOOM

Co-Coordinators:  Kris Bybee-Finley   304.610.8708
Pat Pease    713.824.1681

  • 9/19/2023 Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle
    Leader: Pat Pease
  • 10/17/2023 Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Sutanto
    Leader: Helen Maher
  • 11/21/2023 The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
    Leader: Marilyn Arendt
  • 12/19/2023 The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
    Leader: Nancy Guilloud
  • 01/16/2024 The Cellist by Daniel Silva
    Leader: Frances Mayberry
  • 02/20/2024 No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd
    Leader: Peggy Edwards
  • 03/19/2024 Cat’s Paw by Roger Scarlett
    Leader: Melba Armstrong
  • 04/16/2024 The Last Remains by Elly Griffiths
    Leader: Linda Griffin
  • 05/21/2024 The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz
    Leader: Pat Dach
  • 06/18/2024 Book Selection (at noon instead of 1:30 PM)

Outstanding Literature Group
9:30 a.m. 2nd Tuesdays, September through June
Meets at La Madeleine, Carillion, in “The Wine Cave”
10001 Westheimer Road

Co-Coordinators:   Leigh Rappole   281.596.0161
Barbara Butler    713.305.0570

ZOOM Eclectic Book Group
2:30 – 4p.m., 4th Thursday of the month

All meetings occur on ZOOM.  Members are welcome to join us for one or all of the books.  Please contact Carolyn Morris to receive a link.

Co-Coordinators:  Carolyn Morris    713.560.1889
Pat Thomsen    713.302.8899