Book Club

Contemporary Book Club

Westside’s Contemporary Book Club is open to all book loving UU’s in the area.  The group selects upcoming books based upon attendee suggestions.  The person who suggests the chosen book is asked to lead the discussion of his/her book and provide a short write-up of the book for the Foreword. 

Our books cover a wide range of literature genres, both fiction and nonfiction.  We try to find books that are easily acquired and not too expensive.  The mission of the book club is to acquaint members with a wide variety of books and authors that they might not ordinarily read and to get better acquainted with book club members.  If you like to read books, we welcome your participation.  We meet the fourth Sunday of the month at 11:30 am.  For more information, contact Linda Hanratty at for more information.  Visitors are always welcome and no rsvp is required.

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On August 23 we will be discussing The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas at 11:30 am via zoom. 
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Carmym Thoms will lead the discussion of this topical novel.  All are welcome.

this tender land.jpgOn September 27  “strands of the adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer on the Mississippi River echo throughout William Kent Krueger's lyrical, compassionate “This Tender Land,” in which four children try to escape their brutal life at an Indian School by taking a canoe down the Mississippi River system.”  Linda Hanratty will serve as  discussion leader.

We are always looking for more people to join our lively discussions on fiction and nonfiction books of interest to the group. 

Please read these charming books and join us for a lively discussion after the online service at 11:30 am on the 4th Sunday of the month via Zoom.  Contact Linda Hanratty for more information.