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: [email protected]

Upcoming Book & Meeting Date: 

March 2020 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love, and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves, and of who we really are.  Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. 

April 2020 - This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair. 

May 2020 - Leaving Time by Judi Picoult
The story explores the bonds of love between mother and child in both the human and elephant world and what happens when those bonds are broken and there is only grief left. The book is both insightful and moving. 
 
June 2020 - Boys in The Boat by Daniel James Brown. 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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

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

Jul 2018         Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 

Aug 2018       Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 

Sept 2018      The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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

Nov 2018       The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Dec 2018       Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

Jan 2019       Educated:  A Memoir  by Tara Westover

Feb 2019      The Color of Water by James McBride   

Mar 2019      Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist 

Apr 2019      The Martian by Andy Wehr

May 2019    Thunder and Rain by Charlie Martin

June 2019   Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

July 2019     Ender's Game  by Orson Scott Card

Aug 2019     Somebody I Used to Know  by Wendy Mitchell

Sept 2019    Angry Housewives Eating BonBons by Lorna Landvik

Oct  2019    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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

Dec 2019    The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Hay

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

Feb 2020    The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill

Mar 2020    The Dutch House by Ann Patchett