The Community Book Club meets in-person in Faith’s library on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
All are welcome to participate.  You do not have to be a member of Faith Lutheran.
Questions regarding the book club can be directed to Lori Hilmer.


Upcoming Books

2024
May 9: The House of Eve (Sadeqa Johnson)
June 13: Peace Like A River (Leif Enger)
July 11: Take My Hand (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)
August 8: The Frozen River (Ariel Lawhon)
September 12: Remarkably Bright Creatures (Shelby Van Pelt)
October 10: Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown)
November 14: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig)
December 12: The Women (Kristen Hannah)

2025
January 9: The Book of Lost Names (Kristin Harmel)


Books Previously Read & Discussed

2024
No Two Persons (Erica Bauermeister) ND
Mad Honey (Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan)
The Last Circle of Love (
Lorna Landvik)

2023
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Pulitzer Prize 2023)
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. *Holocaust Resources
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict/Victoria Christopher Murray
The Book of Lost Friends
by Lisa Wingate
Roam by CH Armstrong
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Hugs Help by Randy Stocker
Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

2022
Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The Paris Library by Janet Charles
Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle
A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Love Is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

2021
How Cancer Cured My Broken Soul by Nicole Czarnomski and off our chests by John and Liza Marshall. Moderator: Susan Lien
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. Moderator:  Sharon Karlman
Anxious People by Fredrick Backman.  Moderator:  Susan Lien
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom.  Moderator:  Shelly Stowell
The Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. Moderator:  Tami Rhea
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.  Moderator:  Trudy Ode
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. Moderator:  Tami Rhea
The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  Moderator:  Sharon Karlman
Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner.  Moderator: Lori Hillmer
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.  Moderator: Sharon Karlman

2020
A Good Time for the Truth by Sun Yung Shin.  Led by Lori Hilmer
Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza. Led by Mitzi Storm
A Witness by Renee Splichal Larson.  Led by Trudy Ode with daughter-in-law, Katie Ode, as guest (sister of Ben Larson)
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner. Led by Sue Vermilya
All But my Life by Gerda Klein. Led by Sharon Karlman
Educated by Tara Westover. Led by Susan Lien

*Peter Feigl – Survived the Holocaust as a child. Speaker at Holocaust Educator’s Event at Viterbo University 2023. Presentation begins at 12 minute mark.  LINK
*The Soldier and the Dress – WKBT LaCrosse interview Part One LINK and Part Two LINK