Book Club

Book Club is sponsored by Carol Stream Woman’s Club but includes members and non-members. We meet once a month at a member’s home and enjoy discussing the month’s selection as well as refreshments and social “girl-friend” time. We don’t meet on a specific day of the month but the hostess for that month sets the day and time and sends out information via email. The information is also posted on the Woman’s Club’s Facebook page.

We welcome new members – come try us out. For information, call 630-200-3944 or email

March Book Club Notes

Thanks to Sue Evans for hosting the March discussion on “March” by Geraldine Brooks. We had 11 ladies attend so the discussion was robust and interesting. We were also able to fill in the hostesses and dates for the rest of 2019, copy is attached to this newsletter. Thanks to all who opened their home to our group!

The April books is, “The Good Daughter” by Karen Slaughter. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. The book is packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling. We hope you enjoy it! Joan Knapp (not a Woman’s Club member) has agreed to host the discussion on April 29th. Please RSVP on Meetup.

If you like to read ahead, the May book is “The Sleepwalker” by Chris Bohjalian.

Book List

 Month Selection Pages Hostess Date
January Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris Nancy Olson 1/24
February The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family  by Mike Leonard 240 Jan Neal 2/28
March March by Geraldine Brooks 280 Sue Evans 3/25
April The Good Daughter  by Karen Slaughter 528 Joan Knapp 4/29
May The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian 304
June If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin 197
July Into the Water  by Paua Hawkins 386
August Still Life by Louise Penny 306
September Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 434
October The Dive From Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer 432
November Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis            by J. D. Vance 217
Month (2020) Selection Pages Hostess Date
January The Alice Network  by Kate Quinn 532
February Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 292
March Educated by Tara Westover 352
April Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 342
May The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin 354