Book Groups at UUCW

There are two book groups at UUCW – daytime and evening. Both groups welcome newcomers to join! All you have to do is read the book and join the discussion!

Daytime Book Club – Readers Unite!

Meets first Wednesday of the month at 1 pm in the lounge, following Lunch with the Minister.
Readers Unite! UUCW Afternoon book club meets monthly following the Minister’s Luncheon. From October – June we meet on the first Wednesday of the month at about 1:15pm.

Join us for a lively discussion or if you can’t make it to our meeting but want to read on your own, we would love to discuss books at coffee hour! Questions? See Kim Napoleone.

Our future selections are:

A Man Called Ove by Philip Backman (December 2017)
Lincoln on the Bardo by George Sanders (January 2017)
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (February 2017)
Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago by Anna Pasternak (March 2017)

people discussing a book

The Daytime Book Club met on Wednesday, Febuary 3, 2016 to discuss the book "Grandma Gatewood’s Walk" by Ben Mongomery.

Evening Book Group 

Meets second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the lounge.


Dec. 13, ’17        Big Girls Don’t Cry by Connie Biscoe

Jan. 10, ’18        We Are As Gods: Back to the land in the 1970’s on a quest for a New America by Kate Daloz

Feb. 14, ’18        The Chosen by Chiam Potuk

March 14, ’18     Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

April 11, ’18        This Is How It Is by Laurie Frankel

May 9, ’18           The Good Girls Revolt:  How the women of Newsweek sued their Bosses and changed the workplace by Lynne Povich

June 13, ’18         The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

July  11, ’18         Where Jasmine Blooms by Holly S. Warah

a group of people sit in the church lounge

The Evening Book Group met on February 10, 2016 to discuss the book "Girl in Transition" by Jean Kwok.

a woman holds a book up

One Church, One Book

Every year a book is chosen that will appeal to both adults and children, for purposes of a multi-generational book discussion.

adults and child participate in a book discussion

A discussion of "The One and Only Ivan" was held on January 24, 2016 for the One Church, One Book annual All Church Read.


children sit around an easel as an adult draws on it with crayons

Following the book discussion, the February 7, 2016 church service was based on "The One and Only Ivan." The Children's Story was an excerpt from the book, during which Kim Napoleone, right, drew with crayons, as characters Julia and Ivan did.