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: Zoom Meeting AND for July, a socially distanced meeting outside at Holy Apostles by the parking lot picnic tables - please bring your own chair, mask, and drinks/snacks

Contact: [email protected]

Upcoming Books: 

AUGUST:  The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 
Based on a true story of a New York socialite who championed a group of concentration camp survivors known as the Rabbits, this acclaimed debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. 

SEPTEMBER:  Becoming by Michelle Obama
With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory...

OCTOBER:  A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell 
Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall—an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. "A Woman of No Importance" is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. 

 

Previous Apostles' Book Club Selections:

Jul 2020      Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 

Jun 2020     Boys in The Boat by Daniel James Brown

May 2020    Leaving Time by Judi Picoult

Apr 2020    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger 

Mar 2020    The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Feb 2020    The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill

Jan 2020     Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

Dec 2019    The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Hay

Nov 2019    The Gold Finch by Donna Tartt, Pulitzer prize Winner

Oct  2019    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Sep 2019     Angry Housewives Eating BonBons by Lorna Landvik

Aug 2019    Somebody I Used to Know  by Wendy Mitchell

Jul 2019      Ender's Game  by Orson Scott Card

Jun 2019     Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

May 2019    Thunder and Rain by Charlie Martin

Apr 2019      The Martian by Andy Wehr

Mar 2019      Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist 

Feb 2019      The Color of Water by James McBride   

Jan 2019       Educated:  A Memoir  by Tara Westover

Dec 2018       Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

Nov 2018       The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Oct 2018        Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!:  A Novel by Fannie Flagg

Sep 2018      The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Aug 2018       Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 

Jul 2018         Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 

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

May 2018       Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Allen Hunt

Apr 2018        Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Mar 2018       War Brides by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Feb 2018       The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda

Jan 2018        Wonder by RJ Palacio

Dec 2017        A Christmas Garland, by Anne Perry

Nov 2017        Whistling Past the Grade, by Susan Crandall 

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

Sep 2017       Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

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

Jul 2017          The Shack by William P. Young

Jun 2017         Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

May 2017        A Thread of Grace by Doria Russell

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

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

Feb 2017         The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Jan 2017         The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

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

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

Oct 2016         A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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

Aug 2016         I'll Fly Away by Kelly Nielson

Jul 2016         What Alice Forgot  by Liane Moriarty 

May 2016         The Church of Mercy  by Pope Francis

Jun 2016        Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Apr 2016        The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert 

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

Feb 2016         Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Jan 2016          No Meeting

Dec 2015        This Old Man by Roger Angell

Nov 2015         The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

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

Sept 2015        The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Aug 2015         Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Jul 2015           Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Jun 2015          All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

May 2015         Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauemeister

Apr 2015          School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauemeister

Mar 2015         Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer

Feb 2015          Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa

Jan 2015          Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

Dec 2014         Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

Nov 2014         Invention of Wings by Sue Monk-Kidd          

Oct 2014          Tattoos on the Heart  by Fr Greg Boyal

Sep 2014         The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Aug 2014         Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Jul 2014           Something Other than God by Jennifer Fulwiler

Jun 2014          Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff  

May 2014         Father Kapaun by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying