Booked For Lunch Reading List

Meets the Second Thursday of Each Month | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leader | Val Champion,

We invite you to bring your lunch and join us!

June 8  | The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The book is about three code breakers, Osla, Mab and Beth, at Bletchley Park during WWII. The women form a friendship (and a book club) over the years,  but a betrayal and traitor among their colleagues lands one of them in lock-up in an asylum in the years after the war. But through a letter smuggled out, she is able to issues a cry for help from her confinement. It is a story of their friendship, their work and disappointments and triumphs.

July 13 | Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

Elizabeth Zott, a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention lives in California in the 1960’s. Her career takes a major detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. This book is full of charm, energy and hope!  

August 10 | Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 

A young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. Told from the young man’s perspective forty years later, Ordinary Grace is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of manhood trying to understand the world around him. It is about the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.  

September 14 | Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spenser-Ash 

A sweeping, tender-hearted love story of two families living through World War ll on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean and the shy young woman who will call them both her own. Full of grace and heartache, forgiveness and understanding, loss and love.  

October 12 | The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel 

Evocative coming-of-age World War ll story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis, until a secret from her past threatens everything.  

November 9 | Hill Women by Cassie Chambers 

After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region. The author uses the stories of these women to break down the myth of the hillbilly and show how these poor communities and their women can lead them into the future.  

December 14 | The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo 

Family is important to Gaby Summerhill, and since her husband’s death three years before, her family hasn’t spent Christmas together. Step into her world and see how she gets her wayward family to come home for the holidays. This book is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.