BookWorms

2017-2018 BookWorms – 4th Tuesdays at 7 pm*
(**unless otherwise noted below or announced by e-mail)
Debbie Campbell, Organizer

Unless otherwise announced, the BookWorms group meets at various members’ homes or restaurants the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through July, including December.   The member hosting the meeting provides light food, dessert and beverages.   When it suits, we try have “theme” food based on that month’s book.   Come and join the fun!

September 23 – Saturday 1:30 PM The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Translated from Chinese by Ken Liu) at TBA – Debbie Campbell, Discussion Leader
October 24 – Tuesday 6 PM Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J D Vance at House of Pies – Kirby Dr. – Anouk Boon, Discussion Leader
Nov 18 – 3rd. Sat., 1:30 PM Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Dec 16 – 3rd. Sat., 1:30 PM Three Men in a Boat – To Say Nothing of the Dog! by Jerome K. Jerome
January 20, 2018, 1:30 PM Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
February 27–Tuesday, 6 PM The Secret History by Donna Tartt
March 27—Tuesday, 6 PM The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
April 24 –Tuesday, 6 PM Where’d You Go, Bernadette by    Maria Semple
May 22–4th Tues., 6 PM The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters by William Dalrymple
June 26–4th Tues, 6 PM The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
July 21 or 24 tba NEXT YEAR’S PLANNING – lat the home of Debbie Campbell–see calendar – Please send 3-4 recommendations (fiction and non-fiction) before we meet.
August anxiously awaiting planning results….

2016-2017 BookWorms – 4th Wednesdays at 7 pm*
(**unless otherwise noted below or announced by e-mail)
Debbie Campbell, Organizer

September 28 Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling at Local’s, Kirby & Westheimer – Anouk Boon, Discussion Leader
October 26 A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage at Café Express, West Gray – Lois Sutton, Discussion Leader
Nov 21 – 3rd. Mon. War Brides by Helen Bryan at Local’s, Kirby & Westheimer –  Vicky Rands, Discussion Leader
Dec 19 – 3rd. Wed. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher at Café Express, West Gray – Margo Johnson, Discussion Leader
January 25, 2017 Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay at Local’s, Kirby & Westheimer – Debbie Campbell, Discussion Leader
February 20–Monday A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh – Margie Poole , Discussion Leader–note date change to MONDAY
March 20-Monday 1916:  A Novel of the Irish Rebellion by Morgan Llywelyn –  Discussion Leader Debbie Campbell – at Raven Grill, 1916 Bissonnet.
April 24 -Monday First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell – Anouk Boon, Discussion Leader – meeting at the Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen  2712 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098
May 17–3rd Wed. The Good Women of China, Their Hidden Voices by Xin Ran – Vicky Rands, Discussion Leader–meeting at Mala Sichuan Bistro, 1201 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77007
June 20 The Paris Key by Julie Blackwell – Lynne Mutchler, Discussion Leader, meeting at Sweet Paris Creperie is at 2420 Rice Boulevard

2015-2016 BookWorms

September 23 The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James at Café Express, West Gray, Lois Sutton, Discussion Leader
October 28 The Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan at Local Foods, Kirby, Lynne Mutchler, Discussion Leader
Nov 23 – Mon. September by Rosamunde Pilcher at a restaurant, Terry Whaley, Discussion Leader
Dec 16 – 3rd. Wed. The Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts
January 27, 2016 The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey, Lynne Mutchler, Discussion Leader
February 24 A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert at Local Foods, Kirby, Terry Whaley, Discussion Leader
March 23 The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox at Canopy Houston Montrose, Lois Sutton, Discussion Leader
April 27 Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang at Café Express, West Gray, Anouk Boon, Discussion Leader
May 25 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Margie Poole, Discussion Leader
June 22 Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
July 27 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
August NEXT YEAR’S PLANNING – location contact Lois Sutton

2014-2015 BookWorms

October 22 The Willpower Instinct  by Kelly McGonigal
Nov 24 – Mon. Midnight in Peking  by Paul French
Dec 15 – Mon. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
January 28, 2015 The Purse Bearer  by Joe Holley
February 25 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
March 25 A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor
April 22 Book of Ages:  The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin  by Jill Lepore
May 27 Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker  by Jennifer Chiaverini
June 24 And Only to Deceive  by Tasha Alexander
July 22 NEXT YEAR’S PLANNING – location  contact Lois Sutton

2013-2014 BookWorms

Sept 25 –  Mon. Unless  by Carol Shields
October 23 Destiny of the Republic  by Candace Millard
Nov 25 – Mon. Clara and Mr. Tiffany  by Susan Vreeland
Decr 16 – Mon. The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer House
by George Howe Colt
January 22, 2014 Behind the Beautiful Forever’s  by Katherine Boo
February 26 The Art Forger  by B.A. Shapiro
March 26 These is my Words: the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881 – 1901
by Nancy Turner
April 23 The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  by Jamie Ford
May 28 The Good Lord Bird  by James McBride
June 25 The Conspiracy of Paper  by David Liss

2012-2013 BookWorms

September 26 Sound of the Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
November 7 South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
November 28 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
December 19 Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows
January 23, 2013 A Matter of Honor  by Jeffrey Archer
February 27 Cutting for Stone Guide  by Abraham Verghese
March 27 At Home, A Short History of a Private Life  by Bill Bryson
April 24 Open Book Night
May 22 Cleopatra, A Life  by Stacy Schiff
June 26 Remarkable Creatures  by Tracy Chevalier

2011-2012 BookWorms

September 26 Back When We Were Grownups  by Anne Tyler
October 23 State of Wonder   by Ann Patchett
November 21 Conquistadora Guide  by Esmerelda Santiago
December 14 The Songcatcher  by Sharon McCrumb
January 25, 2012 Lincoln’s Melancholy Guide  by Joshua Wolf Shenk
February 22 The Happiness Project Guide  by Gretchen Rubin
March 28 Blueprint for Building Better Girls  by Elissa Schappell
April 25 Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane Guide  by Katherine Howe
May 23 The Discovery of Jeanne Baret  by Glynis Ridley
June 22 The Messenger of Athens Guide  by Anne Zourondi

2010-2011 BookWorms

September 29 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  by Allen Bradley
October 27 Summer’s Lease  by John Mortimer
November 22 Still Alice by Lisa Genova
December 15 The Sunday Philosopher’s Club by Alexander McCall Smith
January 26, 2011 The Magician’s Assistant  by Ann Patchett
February 23 Enemy Women by Paulette Giles
March 23 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
April 27 Land of a Thousand Hills  by Rosamond Halsey Carr with Ann Howard Halsey
May 25 Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout
June 22 Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

2009-2010 BookWorms

September 23 A Perfect Union: Dolly Madison  by Catherine Allgor
October 28 The Cellist of Sarajevo  by Steven Galloway
November 16 My Life in France by Julia Child at a French restaurant
December 16 The Power of Art by Simon Schama
January 27, 2010 Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling  by Ross Kind
February 24 The Princess by Jean P. Sasson
March 24 Open book night – everyone bring a favorite
April 28 River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey  by Candice Millard
May 26 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
June 23 The Kalahari Typing School for Men (4) & The Full Cupboard of Life (5)  by Alexander McCall Smith

2008-2009 BookWorms

January 28 Summer  Edith Wharton
February 25 Gateway by Frederick Puhl
March 25 Women’s Works, The First 20,000 Years  Elizabeth Wayland Barber
April 22 Morality for Beautiful Girls  Alexander McCall Smith
May 27 Three Cups of Tea  Greg Mortenson