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

Book Club Notes

Thanks to Kathy Timms for hosting the July 29th Book Club discussion on “Into The Water” by Paula Hawkins. We had a great turnout with 10 members and a guest, DeAnn, who found us through our web site. We are delighted she came and hope she will come back! It was generally agreed that half of us gave the books a thumbs down and half gave it a thumbs up but all agreed there were too many characters to keep straight and the writing style was rather confusing!

The August book club will be on Monday evening, August 26th, starting at 6 PM to allow time for dinner. The evening will be hosted by Barb Siegman at her home in Geneva. It will be our annual Potluck supper with Barb supplying drinks and a main course and everyone will bring a dish to pass (appetizers, side dishes, desserts). The book being discussed is Still Life” by Louise Penny – the first book of a collection. Please make sure you RSVP on Meetup. We will be carpooling for the 30 minute drive to Barb’s home, so talk to your friends and group members and find a driver who will give you a ride. Thanks, Barb, for hosting us on your beautiful patio!

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 Jan Neal 5/20
June If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin 197 Geri Laudick & Madalyn Worley 6/24
July Into the Water  by Paua Hawkins 386 Kathy Timms 7/29
August Still Life by Louise Penny 306 Barb Siegman 8/26
September Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 434 Laurie Johnson 9/30
October The Dive From Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer 432 Cindy Allston 10/28
November Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family & Culture in Crisis            by J. D. Vance 217 Nancy Olson 12/2
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