Red Wine Book Club

Reading is like white water rafting: In the thrill of the waves, it is good to have a guide and a group with which to share the experience.

December 9, 2015

2016 Dates & Books

January 7, 2016 – cancelled

February 4, 2016 – Ann A
Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
Length: 192 pages, 3.5 hours Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Kathy
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business: Everyone to bring their pick for our first "group" series beginning in March April

March 3, 2016 – Mary
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Length: 440 pages (but a fast read), 17.5 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Georgia
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business: If needed, finalize our first "group" series beginning in March April


#47 - Group Series 1
(Current as of 7/21/16)

April 14, 2016 – Ann G
Book #1 [6 weeks between]
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Length: 480 pages, 16 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Sharon
Known availability: All present & accounted for!
Other Business:

May 12, 2016 – Alanna
Book #2 [4 weeks between]
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel by Anthony Marra
Length: 416 pages, 12 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Ann G
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business:

June 23, 2016Sharon --> Kathy
Book #3 [6 weeks between]
Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Length: 528 pages, 22 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Ann A
Known availability: Mary gone
Other Business:

July 14, 2016Kathy --> Sharon --> Ann G
Book #4 [3 weeks between]
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Length: 224 pages, 5 hours on Audible, movie much recommended
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Alanna
Known availability: Mary gone, Sharon gone
Other Business: New Date for September??? Not Needed

August 11, 2016 – Alanna
Book #5 [4 weeks between]
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian --> Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gwande
Length: 320 pages, 11 hours on Audible --> 304 pages, 9 hours on Audible
Extra Credit When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi & Abraham Verghese
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Kathy
Guests: Diane Rosen, an interior designer who specializes in aging in place & Liz Schulze, outreach for Martha’s Hands, a home health care agency
Known availability: Mary gone, Sharon gone
Other Business:

September 29, 2016 – Ann A
Book #6 [7 weeks between]
The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Length: 771 pages, 32 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Mary
Known availability: Sharon gone, Kathy gone
Other Business: Do we like the new book selection system?

October 20, 2016 – Mary
Book #7 [3 weeks between]
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
Length: 196 pages, 6 hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader: Georgia
Known availability: Sharon gone
Other Business: BRING YOUR BOOK CHOICE/S FOR OUR SECOND SERIES



#48 - Group Series 2

November 17, 2016Ann A --> Ann G (at Waterman!)
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
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
TBD by TBD
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

February 2017 TBD
TBD by TBD
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

March 2017 TBD
TBD by TBD
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:

April 2017 TBD
TBD by TBD
Length: pages, hours on Audible
Book Selector/Discussion Leader:
Known availability: Sharon TBD
Other Business:


December 8, 2015

Best Books of 2015 - Trusted Sources

New York Times Top 10

New York Times Top 10

Amazon Top 100 (in order) including Best Book of 2015 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

NPR Best Books of 2015 (great filters, including Book Club Ideas)

Huffington Post Top 18 Fiction of 2015

200 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once by BBC

Natl Book Critics Circle Award Nominees

Bill Gates blog - especially good for non-fiction, he’s being called the Oprah for non-fiction