So many books ~ ~ ~ So little time ! ! !
St. Andrew’s Book Club
Looking for a good book to read this year? St. Andrew’s Book Club is an active group of readers who welcome you to join them at any time for book discussion. Come to one meeting – – or come to all. You are sure to enjoy great conversation among fellow book lovers and friends.
The meeting are held once a month, December through March, usually on the third Monday at 11:30am. Attendees bring a sack lunch and drink to enjoy while discussing the current book.
Book Club Reading List ~ 2019
January 14, 2019 at 11:30am
The Reckoning by John Grisham
October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi
Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete’s only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: “I have nothing to say.” He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.
In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him.
Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.
February 11, 2019 at 11:30am
Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Book Club Reading List ~ 2018
January 15, 2018 at 11:30am
Slow Road to Brownsville by David Reynolds
In Slow Road to Brownsville, David Reynolds embarks on a road trip along Highway 83, a little-known two-lane highway built in 1926 that runs from Swan River, Manitoba, to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas, on the Gulf of Mexico.
February 19, 2018 at 11:30am
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Saterby
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!
December 17, 2018
Washington Goes to War by David Brinkley
Today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a sleepy, early-to-bed Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials. Esteemed, award-winning journalist David Brinkley remembers well what it was like–how Washington awoke from its slumber and found itself with World War II on its hands. It was left to Washington to print the paper, alphabetize the bureaucracies, host the parties, pitch the propaganda, write the laws, launch the drives, draft the boys, hire the “government girls,” and engage in an often hilarious administrative war of words, wit, and even some wisdom.