Book Circle

Book circle.
Members gather every 6-8 weeks to read and discuss books that teach us more about social issues and the people we serve. These evenings are always educational and fun! No long-term commitment is necessary; come when you can!

Here is what we are reading next: A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold & Andrew Solomon

Browse the books we have read:

  • Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  • A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley
  • Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
  • Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeburn
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits by Zeynep Ton
  • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) by Robert D. Lupton
  • Renting Lacy: A Story of American’s Prostituted Children by Linda Smith
  • Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
  • Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World by Leslie Crutchfield
  • The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana-Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • What You Wish For by favorite authors to honor Darfur
  • Just Like Us-The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
  • Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grenan
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
  • The Soloist by Steve Lopez
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World : an entrepreneur’s odyssey to educate the world’s children by John Wood
  • The Slave Next Door by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
  • Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Kristof and WuDunn.
  • Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Crisis by Howard Gleckman
  • Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker
  • This Child will be Great by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett by Jennifer Gonnerman
  • Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America by Kalita S. Mitra
  • Left Out in America: The State of Homelessness in the United States by Pat LaMarche
  • The Middle of Everywhere by Mary Pipher
  • Banker to the Poor by Muhammmad Yunus
  • Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton
  • Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls