Book Group

Chairman: Ron Rizzo
Asst. Chairman – Phil Trapp

The SIR Book Group is a discussion group for Sirs who are interested in increasing their reading enjoyment by selecting and reading a book a month and meeting to discuss them. For each book, one Group member presents additional research on the author and literary and academic criticisms. Discussions are invariably energetic and stimulating and frequently generate broader ideas that interest the group. In 2019 we started a rating (out of 5 stars) of the books we read.

We meet monthly, alternating fiction and non-fiction books. Attendance is usually around 16 to 20 which works well for our venue in the back room at Round Table Pizza, 1938 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.  Under the pandemic limitations we are meeting via Zoom on the same day and at the same time.

To get the year going the members submit their suggestions for books during October and Book Group members vote on 6 fiction and 6 non-fiction books for the year. The selection reflects the extremely varied interests within the group and exposes many of us to books we would never have otherwise read.

For 2021 we will be reading the following books:

Ron Rizzo is the Activity Chairman of the SIR Book Group.  You may email him at if you are interested in joining us.

To review the list of books we read in 2020, CLICK here

Ron Rizzo Chairman

Updated 1/17/2021 by DLS