Book Club

Book Club Join a growing group of readers from the Wilsonville area to discuss a wide variety of books. These monthly discussions are informal in nature and are facilitated by group members.

Meetings are held at the Community Center (Classrooms 2 & 3) on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Come share your thoughts about these titles and bring suggestions of your favorite authors and titles for future meetings.

NEW LOCATION: Wilsonville Community Center

Upcoming titles:

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, January 11, 2018

The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton
Thursday, February 8, 2018

In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within 24 hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it.

“The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Quirky and delightful, Nina George’s book focuses on Jean Perdu, owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookshop. When a new tenant in his apartment building sets in motion events that force Jean to re-evaluate his past, he finds himself floating off down the rivers of France in search of lost love, new love, and friends he didn’t know he needed.

“Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig
Thursday, April 12, 2018

In 1951, 11-year-old Donal Cameron takes the Greyhound from Montana to Wisconsin to harbor with his Aunt Kate while his beloved grandmother and guardian recovers from surgery.  Donal carries an arrowhead for luck and an autograph book, which he uses to meet strangers. As the book fills with sweet, wise and corny verses from a soldier, waitress, convict, writer and preacher, ensuing conversations make days go faster on "the dog bus."

“The Rainbow Comes and Goes” by Anderson Cooper
Thursday, May 10, 2018

A poignant correspondence between the CNN journalist and his iconic designer mother, exchanged in the aftermath of the latter's brief illness, shares a rare window into their relationship and the life lessons imparted by an aging mother to her adult son.

“The Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Three German women’s lives are abruptly changed when their husbands are executed for their part in an attempt to assassinate Hitler. They band together in a crumbling estate to raise their children and keep each other standing.

“Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Lance
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.