Book Group

Nick profile pic (1)Chairman: Nick Maufe
Nickmaufe@gmail.com
Asst. Chairman – Phil Trapp

The SIRs Book Group is a discussion group for SIRS members 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.

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.

To get the year going the members submit their suggestions for books during October and Book Group members vote on 5/6 fiction and 5/6 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.

New for 2019. We will be rating the books we read and publishing the results here for members and others to see.

For 2019 we will be reading the following books:

Book discussion date

Fiction/

Non

Author

Title

Researcher

February

NF

Geoffrey Roberts

Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

Dan Kohlman

March

F

E.L. Doctorow

Homer and Langley

Alan Curtis

April

NF

Bob Woodward

Fear

Larry McEwan

May

F

Gore Vidal

Burr

Ron Rizzo

June

NF

Thomas Friedman

That Used to Be Us

Phil Trapp

July

F

James Patterson and James O Born

Ambush

Ken Main

August

NF

William Stevenson

Man Called Intrepid

Ian Dunn

September

F

Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Dick Brewer

October

NF

Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

Ron Cassano

November

F

Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian

Nick Maufe

December

NF

David McCullough

The Wright Brothers

Tom Doll

January 2020

F

Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See

Jan Persson

The Book Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Round Table Pizza at 1938 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill. Email me at nickmaufe@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.

Nick Maufe, Chairman

 

 

 Updated 4/1/2019 by DLS

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