Fourth Church Book Groups

“Books by Women” Book Group
First Tuesday Book Club
CLL Monthly Book Club

“Books by Women” Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month
September through June
6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Bumpus Room and via Zoom

Books by Women has met faithfully for more than thirty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors.

All women are invited to join in the conversations whenever their schedules allow.

For Zoom details, contact Simon Crow (312.573.3369)

2023–2024 Book Discussion Schedule

September 12, 2023
Secret Life of Sunflowers

by Marta Molnar

October 10, 2023
Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

by Peggy Orenstein

November 14, 2023
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

by Michelle Zauner

December 12, 2023
The Bandit Queens: A Novel

by Parini Shroff

January 9, 2024
Firekeeper’s Daughter

by Angeline Boulley

February 13, 2024
West with Giraffes: A Novel

by Lynda Rutledge

March 12, 2024
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

by Winifred Watson

April 9, 2024
Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

May 14, 2024
Empress of the Nile

by Lynne Olson

June 11, 2024
Lucy by the Sea

by Elizabeth Strout

View the past 33 years of monthly book choices

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First Tuesday Book Club

This monthly book discussion, which is dedicated to examining the ethical and social issues facing Christians today, is currently on hiatus.

The Adult Education Council launched the book club as a forum for thinking Christians and others to wrestle with the complexities of living as faithful people in today’s confusing world.

The most recently discussed books include Father Abraham’s Many Children by Tyler Mayfield; Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson; and Interfaith Leadership by Eboo Patel

Watch previous First Tuesday Book Club discussions

For details, contact the Adult Education office.

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CLL Monthly Book Club

One Tuesday a month  
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Open to all 60 and older, whether CLL members or not

The Center for Life and Learning Monthly Book Club is an invitation for those who are sixty and older to join in conversation with one another about books. This member-run group enjoys books selected by members who wish to lead the discussion. Grab a great read, and bring a friend!

The current schedule and book list is available here.

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