Tuesday Morning Book Group celebrates 15 years
Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Tuesday Morning Book Group met on January 4, 2022 to begin the new year with a stimulating discussion. Dedicated readers have continued to gather despite the pandemic, at Brookside Park pavilion in Landrum in pleasant months and on Zoom in unpleasant weather. They now return to Polk County Library where masks are worn to meet safely in person.
Founded in 2008 by Diane Zimmerman and Susan Speight, the club has seen its members come and go through the years. Founding member Diane (currently a resident of Asheville) and Charter members Phyllis Martin and Gretchen Boyd have remained active throughout the group’s 15-year history.
Diane describes the group of women as “insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, and inclusive.” The same might be said of the literature which is shared and discussed.
Befitting the New Year, members wish to share their favorite books read in 2021.
Favorite Books Read in 2021
Selections from Tuesday Morning Book Group
Phyllis Martin: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Libby Rosen: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Carolyn Hicks: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Tammy Robinson: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
Diane Zimmerman: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Cathy Johnson: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
Margie Pankey: Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley
Chris Wilde: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Jan Snower: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Lisa Harrison-Barry: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Donna Ibenthal: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Reva Williams: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Cyndy Urquhart: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Linda Beeson: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Marie Jones: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Susan Davis: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Gretchen Boyd: Before and After by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
Judy Spencer Bolton: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Submitted by Judy Spencer Bolton