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.

Feb 1- Midnight in Broad Daylight:  by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Mar 1st ’17  The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Apr 5th ’17  The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan

May 3rd ’17  Hidden America by Jeanne Maria Laskas

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.


June 14th ’17    Bel Canto:  A Novel by Ann Patchett

July 12th ’17      The Soul of Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Aug 9th ’17         Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Sept. 13, ’17        Being Mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end

by Atul Gawande

Oct. 11, ’17          All or Nothing at All by Patricia Abbott

Nov. 8, ’17          The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

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

(if enough copies in MARS)

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.