Bethlehem Book Club

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2023 Book Selections

JanuaryThe Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee (NF)
FebruaryAmerikanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (F)
MarchSelf-made man: one woman’s journey into manhood and back again by Norah Vincent (NF)
AprilThe Color of Lightning by Paulette Giles (F)
MaySolito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora (NF)
JuneBooth by Karen Joy Fowler (F)
July– TBD
August When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka (F)
AND – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (F)

2022 Book Selections

JanuaryPrivilege:A Novel, (f) Mary Adkins
FebruaryEverything I Never Told You, (f) Celeste Ng
MarchAnnabel:A Novel, (f) Kathleen Winter
MayDancing in the Mosque, (nf) Homeira Qaderi
JuneCloud Cuckoo Land, (f) Anthony Doerr
July1,000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir, (nf) Ai Weiwei
AugustRed at the Bone –  (f) Jacqueline Woodson
September Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith and Fractured A Nation, (nf) Kristin Kobes DuMez
OctoberHum if you Don’t Know the Words (f) Bianca Marais
NovemberBorn A Crime (nf) Trevor Noah
December Miss Benson’s Beetle (f) Rachel Joyce

2021 Book Selections

JanuaryThe Braid by Laetitia Colombani
FebruaryJust Mercy by Brian Stevenson
MarchElinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
AprilAmerican Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
MayOnce I Was You by Maria Hinojosa
JuneThe House That Love Built by Sarah Jackson
JulyIndian Horse by Richard Wagamese
AugustOne for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
SeptemberMaisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 1) Kindle Edition by Jacqueline Winspear
OctoberRunning with Sherman by Christopher McDougall
NovemberWest With Giraffes by Linda Rutledge
DecemberThe Power of HalfOne Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back by Hannah Salwen and Kevin Salwen 

2020 Book Selections

January- The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
February- The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
March– Readers choice of any book by Toni Morrison
April- Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 1) by Louise Penny
May- The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
June- Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
July- God’s Double Agent by Bob Fu
August- Sold on Monday: A Novel by Kristina McMorris
September- In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming
October- Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
November- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Michelle Richardson or The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
December- Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer