Red Wine Book Club

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March 28, 2017

Late 2016 & 2017 Books

#48 - Group Series 2

Last Updated 3/28/17

November 17, 2016Ann A --> Ann G (at Waterman!)
Book #1
Still Life by Louise Penny
Length: 473 pages, 10 hours on Audible or Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery (movie version)
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Kathy
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business:

***Wednesday*** December 14, 2016 – Kathy
Book #2
A Man Called OVE by Fredrick Backman
Length: 368 pages, 9 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Sharon
Known availability: Everyone?!!
Other Business: Fill Out 2017 Calendar

January 12, 2017 (yikes) – Alanna
Book #3
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Publication Date: 2016
Length: 336 pages, 9 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Georgia
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business: Select 2017 dates

February 23, 2017 (6 weeks) – Georgia (potluck) Kathy
Book #4
Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult
Publication Date: 2016
Length: 480 pages, 16 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Ann A
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

March 30, 2017 April 13, 2017 – Ann A
Book #5
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Publication Date: 1943
Length: 512 pages, 15 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Ann Getz
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

April 20, 2017 skip

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (4 weeks) – Kathy Georgia (potluck)
Book #6
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Publication Date: 2015
Length: 384 pages, 13.5 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Mary
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business: Finalize calendar for next 6/7 books

June 15, 2017 (5 weeks) – Ann G
Book #7
sorry, we've already read this, I'll pick another! Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Publication Date: 2001
Length: 311 pages, 11.5 hours on Audible

Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Alanna
Known availability: Mary gone, Sharon TBD
Other Business: Bring book choices for next time

#49 - Group Series 3 – Books TBD


June 15, 2017 (5 weeks) – Ann G
Book #1 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD, Mary gone
Other Business:

July 20, 2017 (5 weeks) – Alanna
Book #2 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD, Mary gone
Other Business:

August 17, 2017 – Georgia
Book #3 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD, Mary gone
Other Business:

September 21, 2017 – Ann A
Book #4 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD, Mary gone
Other Business:

October 19, 2017 – Mary
Book #5 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

November 16, 2017 – Ann G
Book #6 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:



#50 - Group Series 4 – Books TBD


WEDNESDAY December 13, 2017 – Kathy
Book #1 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

January 18, 2018 (double yikes) – Alanna
Book #2 TBD by TBD
Publication Date:
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:



February 9, 2017

Twentieth Anniversary: Our Favorite Books

So I’m a little (years) behind here but just came across the list of books we talked about at the 20th Anniversary Dinner at 1280 back in 2014. (Shall we start planning the 25th?!) Consider them documented! Happy Reading, All! PS Does anyone recognize The Light in the Forest? It was tacked onto my list with three stars but had no name associated.

Ann A: Jane Eyre & Cold Mountain
Mark A: Count of Monte Cristo & Timeline (Crichton)
Sharon: The Sparrow & Atlas Shrugged
Dale: The Wrath of Cochise
Ann G: Mutant Message Down Under
Randy G: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Tricia: My Name Is Asher Lev
Georgia: To Kill a Mockingbird & Beloved & Angela's Ashes
Kathy: Native Son & The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Jim: A Life in Law (John Marshall) & A Diplomatic History of the United States (Bemis) & Confederacy of Dunces
Mary: Atlas Shrugged
Huck: Seven Days in Utopia & Facing the Giants & It's Not About the Horse
Alanna: The Sparrow & Children of God
Jerry: From Here to Eternity

Somebody: The Light in the Forest (Conrad Richter)

December 26, 2016

Best Books of 2016 - Trusted Sources

BookPage 50 best 2016

Bill Gates 5 Best Books 2016 (non-fiction)

New York Times

NPR Best Books 2016 (also includes links to prior years back to 2008 so is a great source for books more readily available in libraries, etc., the tags are really useful)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch best books 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch best audio books 2016

Amazon Top 20 Best 2016

GoodReads Best Books 2016

Business Insider's Most Famous Book Set in Every State