Apostles Book Club

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Apostles Book Club (ABC) is to provide an opportunity to share our love of reading while building knowledge and growing spiritually. Our goal is to provide:

  • A welcoming and respectful environment for all adults, no matter what level of faith or knowledge
  • A place where we can fellowship and engage in no pressure, open discussion that will challenge us and move us to grow closer to God and each other as a community.

Our books will be selected monthly by the group and will include a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. New members are always welcome.

Meeting days and times: Third Wednesday of each Month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. 

Location: Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Church Library

Contact: apostlesbookclub@gmail.com

Upcoming Book

SEPTEMBER:

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.   Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. 

OCTOBER:

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!:  A Novel by Fannie Flagg

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling  novel by author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). 
Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery.  

NOVEMBER:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors

 

Previous Apostles' Book Club Selections:

May 2014         Father Kapaun by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying

Jun 2014          Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff                                              

Jul 2014           Something Other than God by Jennifer Fulwiler

Aug 2014          Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Sep 2014         The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Oct 2014          Tattoos on the Heart  by Fr Greg Boyal

Nov 2014          Invention of Wings by Sue Monk-Kidd          

Dec 2014          Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

Jan 2015          Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

Feb 2015          Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa

Mar 2015          Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer

Apr 2015          School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauemeister

May 2015         Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauemeister

Jun 2015          All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Jul 2015          Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Aug 2015         Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Sept 2015        The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Oct 2015          The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used

                                Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by Erin Gruwell

Nov 2015         The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Dec  2015        This Old Man by Roger Angell

Jan 2016          No Meeting

Feb 2016         Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Mar 2016         The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

April 2016        The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert 

May 2016         The Church of Mercy  by Pope Francis

June 2016        Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

July 2016         What Alice Forgot  by Liane Moriarty 

Aug 2016         I'll Fly Away by Kelly Nielson

Sept 2016        My Name Is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout

Oct 2016         A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Nov 2016        Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles by Raymond Arroyo  

Dec 2016        Santa Clawed - A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown  

Jan 2017         The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Feb 2017         The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Mar 2017         The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman  

Apr 2017         Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist  

May 2017        A Thread of Grace by Doria Russell

Jun 2017         Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Jul 2017          The Shack by William P. Young

Aug 2017        I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair by Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck

Sept 2017       Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Oct 2017         America's First Daughter, A Novel by Stephanie Dray

Nov 2017        Whistling Past the Grade, by Susan Crandall 

Dec 2017        A Christmas Garland, by Anne Perry

Jan 2018        Wonder by RJ Palacio

Feb 2018       The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda

Mar 2018       War Brides by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Apr 2018        Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May 2018       Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Allen Hunt

June 2018     The Mask of Masculinity:  How Men can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives by Lewis Howes

July 2018       Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 

August 2018   Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate