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.

Oct 12th ’16    The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Nov 9th ’16    My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Dec 14th ’16   Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Jan 11th ’17   Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Feb 8th ’17    The All Girls Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Mar 8th ’17    Alex and Me by Irene Pepperburg

Apr 12th ’17   Turn of the Mind by Alice LaPlante

May 11th ’17   The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohllenben

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

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.

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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.