All UUCF Book Groups are open to all UUCF members, friends and the larger community.

Let’s Talk About Race: Book and Video Discussions

First Sundays, 4-6 p.m., Program Building. Contact Betsy Bicknell for information.

  • Sep. 3 – “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Oct. 1 – “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance
  • Nov. 5 – video (title to come)
  • Dec. 3 – “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen
  • Jan. 7 – “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
  • Feb. 4 – video (title to come)
  • Mar. 4 – “White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son” by Tim Wise
  • Apr. 8 – video (title to come)
  • May 6 – “Yellow” by Don Lee

Monday Night Book Club

Second Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Program BuildingContact Don Andress for information.

  • Jan. 8 – “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries From a Secret World” by Peter Wohlleben
  • Feb. 12 – “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” by Nancy MacLean
  • Mar. 12 – “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly
  • Apr. 9 – “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward
  • May 14 – “My Ántonia” by Willa Cather
  • Jun. 11 – “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval N. Harari
  • Jul. 9 – “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  • Aug. 13 – “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
  • Sep. 10 – “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders
  • Oct. 8 – Columbus Day, “Exit West” by Moshin Hamid
  • Nov. 12 – “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee
  • Dec. 10 – select books for 2019

 Wednesday Morning Book Club

Third Wednesdays, 10 a.m., LibraryContact Betsy Bicknell for information.

  • Jul. 19 – “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Aug. 16 – “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough
  • Sep. 20 – “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad
  • Oct. 18 – “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande
  • Nov. 15 – “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham
  • Dec. 20 – “Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment” by Deborah Kops
  • Jan. 17 – “The Country of the Pointed Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Feb. 21 – “Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World” by Tim Marshall
  • Mar. 21 – Canceled because of bad weather
  • Apr. 18 – “Gutenberg’s Apprentice” by Alix Christie
  • May 16 – “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore
  • Jun. 20 – “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder
  • Jul. 18 – “The Know Your Bill of Rights Book” by Sean Patrick