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 Barb Siegman for hosting the August discussion on “Still Life” by Louise Penny.  Thanks for dinner, Barb, and all those who brought a side dish.  As usual, we had a great group, wonderful discussion and good food!  Although it rained and we couldn’t enjoy Barb’s wonderful patio, we did enjoy the basement with all its beachy murals and we got to meet Fern, the new kitty!  Thanks Barb!

The September books is, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.  Laurie Johnson is hosting.  Please RSVP via Meetup so Laurie knows how many to plan for.

If you like to read ahead, the October book is “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier” by Ann Packer.  Cindy Allston will host the October discussion.

August September October

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