Book Group

The Salem Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Salem Lutheran Church in Catonsville.

The group is open to all readers interested in meeting and discussing books.

Books discussed range from novels, nonfiction, and biographies, short stories, or poetry.

Our 2018-2019 schedule

September 10th  – News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles
October 8th –  The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton
November 12th –  Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory, and Faith by Heidi Neumark
December 10th  – no meeting
January 14th  – The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
February 11th  – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
March 11th  – The Finishing School by Johanna Goodman
April 8th –  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
May 13th  –  Young Frederick Douglass by Dickson Preston
June 10th   – The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Previous Book Selections

 All the Light We Cannot See
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
An American Lion
American On Purpose
Angela’s Ashes
Artemis Fowl
Arthur & George
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Before Their Time
Bel Canto
Between the World and Me
Big Fish
The Bluest Eye
The Bookshop
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Boys in the Boat
Brideshead Revisited
Cat’s Cradle
Charlotte’s Web
Charming Billy
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
The Chinese Lobster
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Memory
A Civil Action
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Cold Mountain
Cold Sassy Tree
The Color of Water
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confession by John Grisham
The Constantine Codex by Paul L. Maier
My Conversations with Martin Luther
Corelli’s Mandolin
The Corner: A Year in The Life
Curie, Marie –
various biographies
Cutting for Stone
The Dalai Lama’s Cat
David Copperfield
The DaVinci Code
Dawn’s Early Light
The Daydreamer
The Dead
Delta Wedding
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Double Bind
Drawing Life
Eiffel’s Tower
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The End of the Affair
Ender’s Game
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Forger: An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin
Forgiveness 4 You: A Novel, by Ann Bauer
Founding Fathers – various biographies
Galileo’s Daughter
A Gentleman in Moscow:  A Novel
The Giant’s House
The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Gospel of Jesus: In Search of the Original Good News
The Great Gatsby
The Greek Passion
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Guns, Germs and Steel
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
The Help
Here I Walk by Andrew L. Wilson
Hillbilly Elegy
The Hobbit
The Horse You Came In On
Hotel Du Lac
The Hours
How to Create the Perfect Wife by Wendy Moore
Hundred Dollar Holiday
I Was Amelia Earhart
In Defense of Elitism
Into Thin Air
The Invention of Nature:  Alexander von Huboldt’s New World
Jeeves and the Song of Songs
The Kite Runner
The Known World
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Les Miserables
Lewis & Clark – various
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
The Light between Oceans
Lincoln, Abraham & Mary Todd – various biographies
Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Little Big Man
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Lord Jim
Luther, Martin – various biographies
Mama makes up her Mind
A Man Called Ove
Man’s Search for Meaning
Martin Dressler
The Master Butchers Singing Club
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War
Memoirs of A Geisha
Middle East – various
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
Mohammed – various biographies
My Sister’s Keeper
The Nine Tailors: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals
Nine Years Under
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II
The Notebook
Once in a Great City
The Other Side of the River
The Paris Wife
People of the Book
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
The Pianist
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Pigs In Heaven
The Plot Against America
Plug Ugly Ball by John Thomas Everett
Poetry – various
The Poisonwood Bible
Post Captain
Presley, Elvis – various biographies
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Quiet American
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
The Reader
Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Reappearance of Sam Webber
The Remains of the Day
River of Doubt
Roots of Steel
Sarah’s Key
The Secret Life of Bees
The Shack
The Shipping News
Short stories – various
Sincerely, Andy Rooney
Skipping Christmas
Snow Falling on Cedars
So Long, See You Tomorrow
The Soloist
Song Yet Sung
Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition
The Sparrow
State of Wonder
Storm of the Century
Straight Man
The Stone Diaries
The Story of the Other Wise Man
Suite Francaise
Sweetness in the Belly
Taking Woodstock
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Tending Roses
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Three Junes
This Time Together – Laughter and Reflection
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Villa Incognito
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
A Walk in the Woods
Water for Elephants
Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines)
The Wind Done Gone
Will in the World
Wise Blood
The Wizard of Oz
The Woman in White
World War I by various authors
Wright Brothers
The Zookeeper’s Wife