Book Groups



GET THOSE READING LISTS IN and Mark Your Calendars for GETLIT! Coming April 20-26

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.

March and April books for groups meeting at Auntie's are:

Auntie's AM Group - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Auntie's PM Group - Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman; Constellations of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Literary Freedom - Atonement by Ian McEwan; Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Mystery-Thriller Club - Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison; Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Selections for open groups not meeting at Auntie's:

Dark City Mystery Group - Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman; Vermilion Drift by William Kent Krueger

Out Readers (new name) - If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan; Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Reading for Writers - How I Write by Janet Evanovich; Building Great Sentences by Brooks Landon

Selections for Private Groups Registered at Auntie's:

Auntie's Alum - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Salk's Book Group - Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean; Lonesome Animals by Bruce Holbert

South Hill Book Group - The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout; The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby

Third WednesdayThe Lemon Tree  by Sandy Tolan; Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Three B's - Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan; Making Things Right by Anita Brookner

We Actually Read the Book Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean; Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Weekly Readers - Toby's Room, Quiet, Babbit, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, and The Lowland all for March; for April: The Wolf and the Watchman, The Dinner a Novel, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and Orphan Train; then for May I have The Rosie Project

Wicked Little Bookers - Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple; Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Words and WineHonolulu by Alan Brennert; Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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