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

November Book Club Notes

Thanks to Geri Laudick for hosting the October discussion group of “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore on October 29th. Geri served her wonderful homemade apple pie and Beck brought yummy “green” cocktails. We had a great discussion involving googling several discussion topics, so everyone learned new things. General agreement was the book was good if a little technical in some areas. It was an eye opener and even more interesting that it happened right here in our part of Illinois.

Ellen Marchessault volunteered to host the November discussion which is our “featured favorite book”, Each person is to bring the following on a favorite book (or two) – Title, author and short summary and should be sent to Nancy Olson no later than the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 21st) so the list can be prepared and distributed. Each person will then present their book (or books) and talk about why they liked it. We will have a ready-made list of great books to read in the coming year!

Please RSVP in Meetup so she knows how many to expect. This is our LAST group meeting of 2018. As discussed, we will not be doing a holiday dinner this year. The January book is “Behind Closed Doors” by B. A. Paris.

We will be at Ellen’s home, please see details & RSVP at MeetUp

Book List

Month Selection Hostess Discussion
January My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Sue Evans January 25
February The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Geri Laudick February 28
March Midwives by Chris Bohjallian Jan Neal March 28
April Red Notice:  A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder Joan Knapp April 26
May City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist Nancy Bagdonas May 31
June The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett Beck Hopkins  June 29
July Delicious by Ruth Reichl Barb Siegman  July 30
August Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak Kathy Timms August 24
September Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Cindy Allston September 27
October Radium Girls by Kate Moore Geri Laudick October 29
November Review a Book of YOUR Choice After Thanksgiving
December No Selection – holiday
2019-January Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris Nancy Bagdonas