Coordinator: Riley Johnson

Purpose: Our primary purpose is to have a fun and engaging discussion about the book selected for the month.

Responsibilities: Everyone is invited to participate. We select the books for the year by voting at our November meeting. Titles may include fiction and nonfiction. The only condition is that the recommended books must be in print and readily available. The member who makes the recommendation becomes the discussion leader if that book is selected.

Meeting Place and Time:  Currently, meetings are held at 6:30 PM on ZOOM on the last Sunday of the month.

Contact:  Riley Johnson

2021 Book Picks

January 24th – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

February 28th – As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock

March 28th – Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

April 25th – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

May 23rd – No Friends But The Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Violent Highlands

June 27th – Seeking Sound Judgement

July 25th – The Machine Never Blinks: A Graphic History of Spying and Surveillance

August 22nd – Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

September 26th – Between the World and Me

October 24th – Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

2020 Book Picks

January 26:  “Say Nothing: A
True Story of
Murder and
Memory” in
Northern Ireland
By: Patrick R. Keefe

February 23: “The Invention of Wings”

by Sue Monk Kidd

March 22: “The Nickel Boys”

by Colson Whitehead

April 26:  “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond

May 17: “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” by Carl Sagan

June 28: “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson

July 26: “Accessory to War:  The Unspoken
Alliance Between Astrophysics and
the Military”  By: Neil deGrasse Tyson

August 23: “The Five: The Untold Lives of the
Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
By: Hallie Rubenhold

September 27:  “No Friend But the
Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison”
By: Behrouz Boochani

October 25: “Killers of the Flower Moon: The
Osage Murders and the Birth of
the FBI”
By: David Grann

November 22:  The UUCV Book Group will meet to select books for 2021. Everyone is welcome to nominate 2 books. Once the nominations are in, we will
then vote on the 10 books we are most interested in
reading. The person who nominated a book will lead
the discussion if that book is chosen.

2019 Book Picks

Join us Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM in our Yuuth Room for           an engaging and fun discussion.

 January 27, 2019

Pythagoras’ Trousers: God, Physics and the Gender War

By Margaret Wertheim

February 24, 2019

Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880

By  W.E.B. Du Bois

March 24, 2019

Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

By Emmanuel Carrère

April 28, 2019

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

By Myra MacPherson

May 19, 2019

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

By Michael Kimmel

June 23, 2019

Educated: A Memoir

By Tara Westover

July 28, 2019

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

August 25, 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson

September 22, 2019

The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

By Vince Beiser

October 22, 2019

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

By Alan Lightman

2018 Book Picks

January 28, 2018




Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

By Trevor Noah

February 25, 2018




Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

By Bill Browder

March 25, 2018




The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

By Tom Nichols

April 22, 2018




Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture

By Amy Erdman Farrell

May 20, 2018




Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. A Journey to the Heart of the Political Divide.

By Arlie Russell Hochschild

June 24, 2018




Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

By Margot Lee Shetterly


July 22, 2018




The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

By Paula Poundstone

August 26, 2018




The Round House

By Louise Erdrich

 September 23, 2018




Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

October 28, 2018




Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism

Kendyl L.R. Gibbons and William R. Murry (Editors)