Friday Morning Bookclub

January 15, 2016

A Little Help…Please!

Filed under: Couples meetings — susanbright @ 12:45 pm

Every April we have a couples meeting where we invite our husband, significant other or a book lover friend to an evening dinner meeting. It is always a challenge choosing a book that appeals to both men and women and is a good discussion book.

Some of the books we have read in the past are:

The Triple Agent

In The Garden of the Beast

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Plot Against America

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Devil in the White City

We do our best to keep it on the shorter side to encourage everyone to actually read the book and in the past have enjoyed some lively discussions. Of course the delicious pot luck dinner which follows our book discussion is always the highlight of the evening!

It may seem a little early to choose a book for April, but we want to give those busy men plenty of time to read. Have you read any books which you think may fit the bill? Any recommendations?



  1. I, personally, would be interested in reading something about what is going on with ISIS, the mess in Syria, and the role the US has in all this. There seems to be a few books out about this but I don’t know the better choice.

    Comment by carolvanbesien — January 15, 2016 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Carol. That certainly is a timely topic.Maybe one of our bloggers can recommend a book on Isis.

      Comment by susanbright — January 16, 2016 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  2. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

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    Comment by Esther — January 15, 2016 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

    • Hi Esther, I am not familiar with this one, but will check it out. Have you read it yet?

      Comment by susanbright — January 16, 2016 @ 10:50 am | Reply

  3. What about Between the World and Me by Ta – Nehisi Coates? Seems to me race relations is an important social issue that would be of interest to men and women.

    Comment by robinandian2013 — January 16, 2016 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  4. I suggest the very old, very short & still relevant “Heart Of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. What man wouldn’t love this?

    Comment by Resa — January 16, 2016 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  5. I love it, too, & I’m a woman!

    Comment by Resa — January 16, 2016 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  6. I think THE BOYS IN THE BOAT:(nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics) may appeal to everyone

    Comment by Mary Ellen — January 17, 2016 @ 8:11 am | Reply

    • Hi Mary Ellen,
      We read The Boys in the Boat. You are right. It was an excellent discussion book for both men and women!

      Comment by susanbright — February 15, 2016 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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