Call for Book Club Lists!

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What is your book club reading this year? My church, Neland Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich., has a book club for women. This summer we put together our list for the coming year. We try to create a mix of fiction and nonfiction, spiritual and secular, young adult and classic.

The Banner would like to hear from you—what’s your book club reading? Is it a church club or a group of friends? How do you choose titles? What books have generated the best discussions? Inquiring minds want to know! Here’s the Neland list:

The Dirty Life, by Kristin Kimball

Hannah Coulter, by Wendell Berry

How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr

Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas

Five Quarters of the Orange, by Joanne Harris

When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson

Left Neglected, by Lisa Genova

Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks

The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka

Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum

Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck

About the Author

Kristy Quist is Tuned In editor for The Banner and a member of Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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I attend Oakdale Park CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A group of women from our church have had a book club for the last ten years (Sarah's Key will be our 90th book!). Here's our reading list for 2012-2013:
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys
Wild by Cheryl Strayed