Hope Church Readers 2017-2018 Reading List

September 20 Three Dog Life  by Abigail Thomas

  • Leader:  Rhonda Edgington 
  • Hostesses:  Lois Boersma and Deborah Schakel

October 18: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

  • Leader:  Ruth Donaldson
  • Hostesses:  Amy Smith and Lauren Heyboer

November 15: Chilbury Ladies’ Choir   by Jennifer Ryan

  • Leader:  Linda Rynbrandt
  • Hostesses:  Ruth Donaldson and Barb Osborn

December 20: When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kolonithi

  • Leader:  Karmen Kooyers
  • Hostesses:  Audrianne Hill and Jean Martin

January 17: Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Leader:  Jean Martin
  • Hostesses:  Nancy Rock and Barbara Bright

February 21: News of the World  by Paulette Jiles

  • Leader:  Jackie Heisler
  • Hostesses: Linda McFadden and Kay Hubbard

March 21: A Piece of the World  by Christina Baker Kline

  • Leader: Audrianne Hill
  • Hostesses: Betty Williams and Karmen Kooyers

April 18: Anything is Possible  by Elizabeth Strout

  • Leader:  Linda McFadden
  • Hostesses: _______________________________________

May 16: The American Spirit  by David McCullough

  • Leader:  Lois Boersma
  • Hostesses: _______________________________________

June 20:    Salad Luncheon at Jean McFadden’s home       12:00pm (Noon

  • Bring a salad to share, and 1 book recommendation.  We will be choosing next year’s reading list at this meeting.  

Additional titles for your reading pleasure:

  • All the Light We Cannot See:  A Novel   by Anthony Doerr
  • The House We Grew Up In   by Lisa Jewel
  • Elephant Baseball   by Paul Heuskinveld
  • What Was Mine  by Helen Klein Ross
  • The Trouble with Sheep and Goats  by Joanna Cannon
  • Horse Dancer  by Jo Jo Moyes
  • The President is a Very Sick Man   by Matthew Algeo 
  • (The story of President Grover Cleveland’s secret surgery at sea.)
  • Holland’s Big Read:  When the Emperor Was Divine   by Julie Otsuka