Book Club

Book Club

The LWCC Book Club is an informal gathering of people interested in expanding their horizons by reading. Unlike most other book clubs, we are choosing primarily non-fiction books. New members are always welcome. Contact the church office for more information.

Next Book & Meeting:

Our next book and meeting will be:

  • Place and Date: The book club will be on hiatus for the summer.

Past Books:

We have read so many interesting books! Here's a list of what we have read:

  • "The Wright Brothers" by David G. McCullough
  • "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back" by Janice P. Nimura
  • "The Oregon Trial: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck
  • "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai
  • "Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty" by John M. Barry
  • "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain
  • "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch
  • "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" by Michael Blanding
  • "War of the Whales: A True Story" by Joshua Horwitz
  • "Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal" by Ben Macintyre
  • "Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret" by Duff Wilson
  • "King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village" by Peggielene Bartels
  • "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin" by Jill Lepore
  • "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America" by Timothy Egan
  • "The woman who changed her brain: and other inspiring stories of pioneering brain transformation" by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
  • "My only choice: Hungary 1942-1956" by Helen M. Szablya
  • "Nothing to envy: ordinary lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick
  • "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" by Madeleine Albright
  • "The power of habit: why we do what we do in life and business" by Charles Duhigg
  • "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus" by Charles C. Mann
  • "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time" by Mark Adams
  • "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge
  • "Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage" by Hazel Rowley
  • "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert K. Massie
  • "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik Larson
  • "Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening" by Diana Butler Bass
  • "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson
  • "Mark Twain: A Life" by Ron Powers
  • "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell
  • "Birdology" by Sy Montgomery
  • "Plan B" by Anne Lamott
  • "Jesus Freak" by Sarah Miles
  • "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw
  • "Seeds of deception: exposing industry and government lies about the safety of the genetically engineered foods you're eating" by Jeffrey M. Smith
  • "River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey" by Candice Millard
  • "Bulletproof Faith" by Candace Chellew-Hodge
  • "Modoc : the true story of the greatest elephant that ever lived" by Ralph Helfer
  • "Dry storeroom no. 1: the secret life of the Natural History Museum" by Richard Fortey
  • "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely
  • "Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada" by Will Ferguson
  • A book on Seattle's history -- your choosing.
  • "The sharper your knife, the less you cry" by Kathleen Flinn
  • "A wing and a prayer" by Katharine Jefferts Schori
  • "If you lived here, I'd know your name" by Heather Lende
  • "A Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
  • "Teacher Man" by Frank McCourt
  • "After Long Silence" by Helen Fremont
  • "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig
  • "The Omnivore's Dilemma: a natural history of four meals" by Michael Pollan
  • "The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary" by Simon Winchester
  • "American Jesus: how the Son of God became a national icon" by Stephen Prothero
  • "Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything" by Steven D. Levitt
  • "Winter brothers: a season at the edge of America" by Ivan Doig
  • "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
  • "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder
  • "Touching my father's soul: a Sherpa's journey to the top of Everest" by Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis" by Jimmy Carter
  • "Blink: the power of thinking without thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell
  • "Bait and Switch" by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown
  • "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson
  • "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham
  • "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi
  • "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson
  • "Finding Darwin’s God" by Kenneth Miller
  • "It's More Than The Music: life lessons on friends, faith, and what matters most" by Bill Gaither
  • "Heart full of lies: a true story of desire and death" by Ann Rule
  • "Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game" by Michael Lewis
  • "Under The Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer
  • "Circle of Simplicity" by Cecile Andrews
  • "Touching the Void" by Joe Simpson
  • "Absolute Friends" by John Le Carre
  • "Naked in Baghdad" by Anne Garrels
  • "The Opposite of Fate: a book of musings" by Amy Tan
  • "Walking the Bible: a journey by land through the five books of Moses" by Bruce Feiler
  • "The Color of Water: a black man's tribute to his white mother" by James McBride
  • "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky
  • "All Over but the Shoutin'" by Rick Bragg
  • "The Battle for God" by Karen Armstrong
  • "Who in hell is Wanda Fuca?" by G.M. Ford
  • "Cuba Diaries: an American housewife in Havana" by Isadora Tattlin
  • "The Pact: three young men make a promise and fulfill a dream" by Samson Davis
  • "A River Lost: the life and death of the Columbia" by Blaine Harden
  • " Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 WWII Refugees and How They Came to America" by Ruth Gruber
  • "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl
  • "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World" by Michael Pollan
  • "Personal History" by Katherine Graham
  • "No More Words" by Reeve Lindberg
  • "Aging with Grace" by David Snoden
  • "The Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis
  • "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman

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-- Robert