The Keystone Book Club is broad-minded group of book lovers who discuss a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books. The Club typically meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 10 am in Kerwin Reading Room at Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, usually from September through May.
For our 2016-17 season, the Keystone Book Club is going on a Fictional Fiesta, with all fiction selections!
Check out our 2016-17 bookshelf and join in the fun.
Anyone can join in the Keystone Book Club at any time. While having read the book of the month enriches the book club experience, our discussions of the topics and issues raised by the books we read can be appreciated by all and participation is welcome whether or not you’ve read the book.
2016-17 Bookshelf List!
September: World War Z by Max Brooks – Brooks, the author of the determinedly straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), returns in all seriousness to the zombie theme for his second outing, a future history in the style of Theodore Judson’s Fitzpatrick’s War. Brooks tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Less about zombies than the human spirit.
October: Slade House by David Mitchell – Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.
November: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.
December: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende – From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.
January: The Crossing by Michael Connelly – Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it’s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case.
February: The Girl on a Train, by Paula Hawkins – a psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
March: Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld – This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray
April: A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson – A grown-up, elegant fairy tale, at least of a kind, with a humane vision of people in all their complicated splendor.
May: Book Club Party! We’ll talk about our favorites and share ideas for the summer and fall.
You can also join us at our Good Reads Book Club page!