Since one of WTB’s goals is to educate ourselves, getting involved in the WTB Book Club is a great way to do that. Many of the books focus on social issues or the impact of faith in our world today. You’ll learn a lot from the perspectives of women of many faiths and traditions. Plus, it’s just a great way to get to know others involved in WTB.
You don’t have to come to the Book Club every month, but come when you can. Call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 633-2817 and let her know you’re interested. Jennifer will give you the location of the current meeting, or you can find it in the current newsletter or here on the website. You’ll read the book beforehand and then discuss it at an informal evening gathering at one woman’s home.
The Book Club generally meets on the 4th Monday evenings but sometimes the days/times vary during winter.
For a list of all the books the group has read click here: Book List
January 28 Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibbs
February 25 King Peggy by Pegielene Bartels
March 25 The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox
April 29 Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
May 20 A Woman Among Warlords by Malalai Joya
June 24 Hope & Despair in the American City: Why there are no Bad Schools in Raleigh by Gerald Grant
July 29 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
August 26 Prague Winter by Madelaine Albright
September 23 Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World by Jean S. Bolen
October 28 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
November 25 Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
December 16 The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
January 17 – Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraria
February 24 A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ismael Beah
March 24 Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
April 28 Oil on Water: A Novel by Helon Habila
May 19 Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: a Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada
June 23 Believer Beware: First Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith by Jeff Sharlet ed.
July 28 Best African-American Fiction by Gerald Early ed.
To read a list of books the Book Club has read, click here.