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

Racial Justice Book Group

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

  • Dec. 4 – “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, Facilitator: Linnea Nelson and Derwin Overton, executive director of OAR (Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources) of Fairfax
  • Jan. 8 – “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Facilitators: Linnea Nelson and Maria Cox-Leow
  • Feb. 5 – “The Absolutely True Diaries of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, Facilitator: Betsy Bicknell
  • Mar. 5 – “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande and “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros (dual selections), Facilitators: Peggy Hillman and Kaye Cook
  • Apr. 2 – “Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans” by Ronald Takaki, Facilitator: Ashley Rothermel
  • May 7 – “How Does it Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America” by Moustafa Bayoumi, Facilitator: TBA
  • Jun. 4 – “The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of the New Justice Movement” by William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Facilitator: Mary Frances Kordick

Monday Night Book Club

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

  • Jan. 9 – “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Feb. 13 – “The Race for Paris” by Meg Waite Clayton
  • Mar. 13 – “Benito Mussolini: The First Fascist” by Anthony L. Cardoza
  • Apr. 10 – “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • May 8 – “News of the World: A Novel” by Paulette Jiles
  • Jun. 12 – “A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel” by Amor Towles
  • Jul. 10 – “The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks
  • Aug. 14 – “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Sep. 11 – “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey
  • Oct. 9 – Columbus Day, “The Gene: An Intimate History” by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Nov. 13 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
  • Dec. 11 – select books for 2018

 Wednesday Morning Book Club

Third Wednesdays, 10 a.m., LibraryContact Polly Feuer for information.

  • Jan. 18 – “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick
  • Feb. 15 – “Howards End” by E.M. Forster
  • Mar. 15 – “Washington: The Indispensable Man” by James Thomas Flexner
  • Apr. 19 – “The Periodic Table” by Primo Levi
  • May 17 – “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston
  • Jun. 21 – “Family Matters” by Rohinton Mistry
  • Jul. 19 – “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari