Ladies of Literature

A long-standing tradition at the Colon Township Library, the Ladies of Literature (or LoL for short) are always reading something great!

Ladies of Literature meets the fourth Thursday of each month, except November and December when the meeting is generally the third Thursday.

This years list includes:

Ladies of Literature 2020/21 Title Selections

March: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

April: Becoming by Michelle Obama

May: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

June: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

July: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha

August: This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

Sept: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Oct: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

Nov: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman really liked it

Dec: **To be announced**

Jan 2021 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Feb 2021 The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff

2019    LADIES OF LITERATURE SELECTIONS—Colon Township Library

Jan                   Before We Were Yours     by Lisa Wingate

Feb                  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis   by   J.D.   Vance

March             Small Great Things     by Jodi Picoult

April                The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers  by Maxwell King

May                 Beneath a Scarlet Sky   by Mark Sullivan

June                Educated   by Tara Westover

July                  Pachinko    by Min Jin Lee

Aug                 All We Ever Wanted  by  Emily Giffin 

Sept                Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Oct                 The Caves of Steel  by Isaac Asimov

Nov                 Where the Crawdads Sing     by Delia Owens

Dec                 Children’s or YA selection – to be announced

2018 Ladies of Literature Selections

January 25 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen

February 22 Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey… Clint Hill

March 22 The Master Butchers Singing Club Louise Erdrich

April 26 OBOC – American Pain John Temple

May 24 Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly

June 28 I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter… Caitlin Alifirenka

July 26 Little Fireflies Everywhere Celeste Ng

Aug 23 The Girl Who Wrote In Silk Kelli Estes

Sept 27 The Long Earth (SF) Terry Pratchett, S. Baxter

Oct 25 Friends Divided: John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Gordon S. Wood

Nov 15 Radium Girl: The Dark Story of America’s… Kate Moore

Dec 13 Child or YA book – to be announced

Ladies of Literature 2017 Book Selections

January           Ordinary Grace           Kent Krueger

February         The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper          Phaedra Patrick

March              Waiting                        Ha Jin

April                 The Passage               Justin Cronin

May                 Being Mortal                Atul Gawande

June                A Man Called Ove      Fredik Backman

July                 The Underground Railroad                 Colson Whitehead

August             News of the World      Paulette Jiles

September      One Book, One County selection (to be announced)

October           Born a Crime              Trevor Noah

November       A Gentleman in Moscow        Amor Towles

December       Children’s book (to be announced)

2016 Ladies of Literature                       Colon Township Library        

January                       Go Set a Watchman               Harper Lee

February                      A Prayer for Owen Meany               John Irving

March                          Last Bus to Wisdom                 Ivan Doig

April                             Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter         Kate Clifford Larson

May                               Nightingale                 Kristin Hannah

June                              Girl of the Limberlost              Gene Stratton-Porter

July                               Light Between Oceans                  M.L. Stedman

August                          Boy in the Suitcase                    Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis

September                   OBOC Selection-to be announced

October                        Sci-Fi/Fantasy Selection-to be announced

November                    Listen to the Moon               Michael Morpurgo

December                     Short book-to be announced

2015 Ladies of Literature                       Colon Township Library                         

January                       The Aviator’s Wife                  Melanie Benjamin

February                     The Invention of Wings          Sue Monk Kidd

March                         China Dolls                              Lisa See

April                            The Boys in the Boat               Daniel James Brown

May                             The Winter Sea                       Susanna Kearsley

June                             Treasure Island                       Robert Louis Stevenson

July                              The Martian                            Andy Weir

August                         Code Name Verity                  Elizabeth E. Wein

September                  A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri *One Book, One County selection

October                       The Storied Life of AJ Fickry   Gabrielle Zevin

November                   The Book of Strange New Things        Michael Faber

December                   Rain Reign (YA selection)       Ann Martin


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