December 15--Coffee Chat

We had our Coffee Chat yesterday and many of our regular members attended.  Some of our favorites from the 2014 book selections included:
Jacobs, A.J.
Fowler, Therese Anne
Hannah, Kristin
VanLiere, Donna
Strayed, Cheryl
Giffin, Emily

Some of the books we didn't read for book group but were recommended by members included:
Zusak, Markus
Follett, Ken
McVeigh, Jennifer
Lei Crime series (on order @ LME Library)
Neal, Toby
Weir, Andy

Our next book group meeting will be January 26, 2015 at 3pm in the Turner Room.  All are welcome! We will be discussing The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  
Summary: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. Books are available at the LME Library desk.  Discussion sheets can be picked up from the library or are avialable online

November 24th meeting

At our November 24th meeting, we discussed Where We Belong by Emily Giffin.  Refreshments included pecan pie, iced pumpkin coffee cake, and cream cheese filled pumpkin snickerdoodles.  We also choose the rest of our books for next year (please see 2015 Titles post).

2015 Titles

At our last two meetings, we worked through selecting our titles for 2015 and here they are:

“Talk About a Good Book” Book Club Discussion Group

Usually meets last Monday of the month at 3 pm in Turner Room
2015 (Our 12th year!)
January 26
Zevin, Gabrielle
February 23
Reiss, Tom
March 30
Kidd, Sue Monk
April 27
Backman, Fredrik
May 18*
Brown, Daniel James
June 29 
Simsion, Graeme
July 27
Cassella, Carol
August 31
Frank, Dorothea Benton
September 28
Bryson, Bill
October 26
Maum, Courtney
November 23
Smith, April
December 14th @ 3pm —Coffee Chat about your favorite books of 2015

*Please note: Due to a holiday, our May meeting will be a week earlier than usual.

The bookgroup is open to all adults so feel free to join us!  Books are available a month before the meeting and discussion sheets can be picked up in the library or are available online before the meeting.

IMRF Book Club

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) has selected Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs as their fifth pick for the IMRF Online Book Club.  Our book club read that back in February 2014 and the link to our posts is here.  

If you'd like to participate in the IMRF Online Book Club, the link is http://www.imrf.org/retirees/book_club/imrfbookclub_main.html Feedback due date is April 3, 2015.

November 24 - Where We Belong

Bookgroup met on Octgober 27th and we assembled in the meeting room so that we could watch some video book reviews for possible 2015 selections. 

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles was discussed and we had fruit in puff pastries and crackers with cream cheese and hot pepper jelly.  

Next meeting we will finish choosing fiction titles for 2015 and discuss Where We Belong by Emily Giffin.  Copies of the book are available at the LME Library.  Discussion sheets can be picked up or are available online

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