The Good Book Club

Cindy Turner

"The GOOD BOOK Club"
KUMC  Book Discussion Group

All are invited to join the Good Book Club for some thought provoking discussions on any variety of books.  We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.
At times we may need to adjust the meeting place for the discussion group.  Please check the newsletter or the weekly bulletin for any changes.  Email the church office ( or Cindy Turner at for more information.

2024/2025 Reading List & Meeting Dates

July 23              "Firekeepers Daughter"       by  Boulley, Angeline  (away from church -email Cindy Turner)

August 15         "The Violin Conspiracy"   by Slocumb, Brendan   (away from church -email Cindy Turner)

September 26  "Empire of the Summer Moon"    by Gwynne, S. C.  (note date, this is 4th Thursday)

October 17        "I Cheerfully Refuse"    by Enger, Leif

November 21    "The Bandit Queens"   byShroff, Parini

December 19    "Above Suspicion"       by La Plante, Lynda

January 16         "The Madwomen of Paris"   by   Jennifer Cody Epstein

February 20      "Remarkably Bright Creatures   by Van Pelt, Shelby

March 20            "James, a novel"  (Huck Finn)  by Percival Everett  (more info Percival Everett )

April 24              "The Measure"   by Nikki Erlick     (note date, this is 4th Thursday)

May 15             "The One hundred years of Lenni and Margot"   by Cronin, Marianne

            or           "The Women" by   Kristin Hannah

            or           "The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store"   by James McBride

                           (depends on availability)


2023/2024 Meeting Dates &  Reading List 

Date               Title                                        Author

8/17/23          The Hotel Nantucket           Hilderbrand, Elin 

9/21/23          The Lincoln highway          Towles, Amor 

10/26/23*      The Four Winds                   Hannah, Kristin  (note: this is not our regular meeting date)

11/16/23        The Island of Sea Women See, Lisa 

12/21/23        Two Nights in Lisbon          Pavone, Chris

02/22/24        The Falling                           Newman, T.J.

March Meeting Postponed to April 18

04/18/24        Mad Honey                          Picoult, Jodi

05/16/24         Lessons in Chemistry       Garmus, Bonnie

06/20/24         Firekeepers Daughter      Boulley, Angeline

  TBA              The Violin Conspiracy      Slocumb, Brendan


2022/2023 Book Club List

Date               Title                                                  Author
8/18/22          The Summer of ’69                        Elin Hilderbrand
                        This is our summer picnic meeting.  Please email Cindy Turner for time and place.

9/15/22           Dreams of Joy                                Lisa See

10/20/22         Wish You Were Here                   Jodi Picoult

11/17/22          The Bond of Blue                        Mary Pierre Quinn-Stanbro
                          This is a book by a local author. Deb Finamore has copies of this book available for purchase.

12/15/22          The Stranger in the Lifeboat      Mitch Albom

1/19/23             The Alice Network                      Kate Quinn

2/16/23             A Woman of No Importance:     Sonia Purnel
                          The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

3/16/23             The Venice Sketchbook             Rhys Bowen

4/20/23              We Begin At The End*              Chris Whitaker  

05/18/23            While Justice Sleeps *             Stacey Abrams

* these books have change from previously announced due to unavailability of them.

06-15-23           June will be our annual potluck and planning meeting  6:00 PM

07-20-23           'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver

Alternates:          The Parted Earth                       Anjali Enjeti


Other Suggested Titles:

The Five Wounds  by Kirsten Valdez Quade

The Sanitorium   by Sarah Pearse

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?   by  Maria Semple

Surviving Savannah   by  Patty Calahan

Book Women of Troublesome Creek

This Tender Land   by William Kent Krueger

Kindness of Strangers   by Katrina Kittle

Verity   by  Colleen Hoover

We Begin at the End   by  Chris Whitaker

The Plot   by  Jean Hanford Korelitz

While Justice Sleeps   by  Stacey Abrams

The Radio Operator   by  Ulla Lenze

The Maidens   by  Alex Michaelide