Book Groups



Special Announcement: Two New Groups To Start

A new group - THE MYSTERY-THRILLER CLUB - will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m. If you like to read mysteries and thrillers, join us for the discussion of Rosarito Beach on February 27th, with author Mike Lawson. This will be a rare opportunity to talk with a nationally known author!

READING FOR WRITERS will begin in February, to meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:30 pm. The group will meet at Frankie Doodle's Restaurant near Dick's at Third & Division. If you would like to read and talk about books for writers, join us for dinner and a fun discussion. Bring your suggestions to the first meeting on Feb. 9th. Our first seletion for February's discussion is: Stephen King On Writing. This is usually available at Auntie's, and other local area stores should have it as well, or you may find a copy at the local library.



If you have not yet sent me your new list of books for 2015 (or Fall 2014 through Spring or Summer 2015) send one in, please, so I can check on availability and get you on display on the Book Club Cart.

February books for groups meeting at Auntie's are:

Auntie's AM Group - Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Auntie's PM Group - Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Literary Freedom - Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankel

Mystery-Thriller Club - Rosarito Beach by M.A. (Mike) Lawson

Selections for open groups not meeting at Auntie's:

Dark City Mystery Group - A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Out Readers (new name) - Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw

Reading for Writers - Stephen King On Writing 

Selections for Private Groups Registered at Auntie's:

Auntie's Alum - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Salk's Book Group - Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

South Hill Book Group - Orphan Train by Kristina B. Kline

Third Wednesday - Transatlantic  by Colum McCann

Three B's - Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Weekly Readers - Empty Mansions, Terrorist, On Saudi Arabia, and Billy Lynn's Long Half-time Walk 

Wicked Little Bookers - A Northern Light by Jennifer Donelly

Words and Wine - Gemini by Carol Cassella 

YWCA Beloved Community Group - New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Others will be added when I am informed by groups. Thanks for your interest in book clubs at Auntie's! 


Our 2014 Fandango was lots of fun. Check lower on this page to see some photos from this special event. And don't miss next year's party!

Let's Keep In Touch! 

If you want to receive weekly e-mails with an update on the Book Club program at Auntie's, please contact Linda at and I will add you to our e-mail list (we do not share with others). See you soon! 

Meanwhile, check out these groups that meet at Auntie's:

  • Auntie's Evening Book Group
  • Auntie's Morning Book Group
  • Literary Freedom Book Group
  • The following photos were taken at the October 2014 Fandango event. In addition to wonderful presentations by our three guest speakers, we had snacks and enjoyed browsing for free advanced reading copies of books. Check it out!

    Bruce Holbert wows his book-loving audience with the presentation of his books:

    Lonesome Animals & Hour of Lead

    (see book details at page bottom) 


    Sherry Jones, author of 4 historical novels, including Four Sisters All Queens & her latest - Sharp Hook of Love, was a hit at the podium!

    (see book details at page bottom) 

    Rachel Toor, known for her books about running, shared her new YA Novel - On the Road to Find Out - and enjoyed a warm reception!

    (see book details at page bottom) 


    Browsing and Chatting!



    Signing and Saying Goodbye - For Now!


    (left to right) Sherry Jones, Rachel Toor and Bruce Holbert sign books and chat with Fandango attendees. Popular staffer, Kandy (left), says her goodbyes to Rachel while Sherry (right) checks out the free books.


    Lonesome Animals (Paperback)

    ISBN-13: 9781619021563
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Counterpoint, 5/2013


    A warm-hearted but honest look at western life by a skilled author. 







    The Hour of Lead (Hardcover)

    ISBN-13: 9781619022928
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Counterpoint LLC, 7/2014

    ISBN-13: 9781451633245
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Gallery Books, 5/2012
    Hooray! Just as she brought us the story of Aisha in The Jewell of Medina, Sherry now captures the hearts and minds of four women, bred and raised to be queens. That they were sisters only adds to the remarkable nature of this tale. Again, they are given in arranged marriages at a young age. Again, they surmount obstacles and grow to become major voices, this time, in thirteenth century Europe at a time of social upheaval and conflict. Once I started the story of Marguerite, the newly crowned Queen of France, I was barely able to put this book down in order to get some sleep. We in your hometown couldn’t be prouder, Sherry!

    --Linda Bond

    ISBN-13: 9781451684797
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Gallery Books, 10/2014

    ISBN-13: 9780374300142
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 6/2014