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Read Your Own Darned Book Club (RYODB)

Meets monthly in the Cottage.

Join us for some light refreshments and a lively discussion (hopefully in person) of the many varied books we have read.

RYODBG January 2023

  • The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline—Ayer
  • Sarny by Gary Paulson—Ayer
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger—Ayer
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult—Ayer
  • The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimer—Ayer
  • The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki—Becky
  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver—Becky
  • The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier–Emelie
  • Left on Tenth: a Second Chance at Life, a memoir by Delia Ephron—Marie
  • These Precious Days by Ann Patchett—Marie
  • Dial A for Aunties by Jessie Q Sutanto—Marie
  • Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jessie Q Sutanto—Marie
  • The Night Swim by Megan Goldin—Judy R
  • The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell—Judy R
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama (very good as audio)—Ellie
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Ellie
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger—Ellie and Debbie W
  • After the Fire: a True Story of Friendship and Survival by Robin Gaby Fisher (Seton Hall fire)—Debbie W
  • Horse by Geraldine Brooks—Ellie
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks—Ann S
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus–Berit

Latest suggestions from the Read Your Own Darned book list (Oct. 25, 2022 :

  • Solito by Javier Zamora—Becky
  • The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell—Becky
  • One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle—Anna
  • Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid—Marie
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah—Marie
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett—Ayer
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett—Ayer
  • After the Fire, a True Story of Friendship and Survival by Robin Gaby Fisher—Ayer
  • The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline—Ayer
  • The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali—Judy R.
  • The Other Family by Wendi Corsi Straub—Judy R.
  • The Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen—Janet S.
  • The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid—Debbie W.
  • Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly—Debbie W.
  • Taste, My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci—Heather
  • Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler—Heather
  • Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren—Heather
  • The Measure by Nikki Erlick—Ann S.
  • Inside the O’Brians by Lisa Genova—Debbie W.
  • The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner—Ann S.
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanaghihara—Deirdre
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—Deirdre
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman—Debbie W.

Read your own darned book group recommendations Sept. 20 2022

  • We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida—Becky
  • The Searcher by Tana French—Becky
  • The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand—Debby T
  • Jackie and Me by Louis Bayard—Debby T
  • Meant to Be by Emily Giffin—Debby T
  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles—Debby T
  • Out of the Clear Blue by Kristin Hannah—Debby T
  • Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson—Ayer
  • Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny—Ayer
  • Tree House at Riverton by Kate Morton—Judy R
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah—Judy R
  • A Little Hope by Ethan Joella—Judy R
  • Home Fire by Kamilla Shamsie—Judy R
  • Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley—Judy R
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle—Judy R
  • Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware—Janet
  • The It Girl by Ruth Ware—Janet
  • Talking Back by Andrea Mitchell—Ellie
  • In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson—Debbie J
  • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson—Debbie J
  • The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin—Debbie W
  • The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis—Debbie W
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis—Debby T
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides—Berit
  • Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter—Berit
  • What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan—Berit
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne—Berit

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Stewardship 2022

WHY WE GIVE? “We give to support WPC’s Mission.

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