The Book Club

Ladies Book Club

Just as water, over a long period of time, reshapes the land through which it runs, so too we are formed by the habit of reading good books well.

-Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading Well

2021 Piquant Page-Turner Picks

There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.

-Irving Stone 

January 11- Perfectly Human: Nine Months With Cerian, Sarah Williams
February 8- Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High, Melba Pattillo Beal
March 8- The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel, Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
April 12- The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim
May 10- True Grit, Charles Portis 
June 15*- The Death of Ivan Illych, Leo Tolstoy
July 20- Live Not By Lies, Rod Dreher
August 9- Health Is Membership, an essay by Wendell Berry
September 13- The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
October 11- A Gentleman From Moscow, Amor Towles 
November 8- Pilgrim’s Inn, Elizabeth Goudge
December 13- Two From Galilee, Marjorie Holmes

The Piquant Page-Turners typically meet at 7 PM on the second Monday of the month. However, times and dates are subject to the fancy and whim of its members.

Please contact Abigail at if you’d like to get monthly updates via the group email. 

Good books are a very great mercy to the world.

-Richard Baxter

2020 Piquant Page-Turner Picks

January 13th- Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian, Sarah C. Williams

February 10th-Fire Road, Kim Phuc Phan Thi

March 9th- Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry 

April 13th- The Hawk and the Dove, Penelope Wilcock

May 11th- My Dearest Dietrich, Amanda Barratt (Author interview?)

June 8th- The Faith Of Queen Elizabeth, Dudley Delffs

July 13th-  Freckles, Gene Stratton-Porter

August 10th- Persuasion, Jane Austen (Penguin Classics)

September 9th- Back to School!  No Book Club.

October 12th- The Autobiography of George Muller, George Muller (Mass Market Paperback)

November 9th- TBD (Possibly: The Pilgrim Chronicles, Rod Gragg)

December 14th- “The Tenth Of December” a short story by George Saunders

2019 Piquant Page-Turner Picks

January 14th- Happy New Year!

February 11th- A Rumored Fortune, Joanna Davidson Politano

March 11th- Hadrian’s Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy

April 8th-The Invention Of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd

May 13th- When I Lay My Isaac Down, Carol Kent

June 10th- The Butterfly and the Violin, Kristy Cambron  

July 8th- Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government, Mike Lee

August 12th-Virgil Wander, Leif Enger

September 9th- Back to School!

October 14th- The House On Foster Hill, Jaime Jo Wright

November 11th- The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg

December 9th-The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers, Amy Hollingsworth

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”

Abraham Lincoln

2018 Piquant Page-Turner Picks

January 8th- Happy New Year!

February 12th- Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance

March 12th- Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, Ty Tashiro

April 16th- The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

May 14th- Daring to Hope, Katie Davis Majors

June 11th- Little Women (Unabridged), Louisa May Alcott

July 9th- News of the World, Paulette Jiles

August 13th- Born A Crime, Trevor Noah

September- Back to School! (Time to start QUO VADIS.)

October 8th- Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz

November 12th- TBD: (Strong Poison, The Broken Way, All the Light We Cannot See)

December 10th- Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything, Anne Bogel

The Piquant Page-Turners meet at 6:30 the second Monday of the month.

Soli Deo Gloria!

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

“There is no Frigate like a Book

To take us Lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page

Of prancing Poetry –

This Traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of Toll –

How frugal is the Chariot

That bears a Human soul.”

-Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

2017 Piquant Page-Turner Picks


February 13th- An Elegant Solution, Paul Robertson

March 13th- Called for Life, Kent and Amber Brantly

April 10th- Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth

May 8th- The Moves Make The Man, Bruce Brooks

June 12th-Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye, Len Bailey

July 10th- Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler

August 14th-The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown

September- Back to School! (A great time to start The Three Musketeers)

October 9th-The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas (Lowell Bair translation)

November 13th-The Awakening of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything, Jim Bradford.

December 11th- Snow Angels, Cathe Swanson

Soli Deo Gloria!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Augustine of Hippo

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid


2016 Piquant Page-Turner Picks

January 11- HAPPY NEW YEAR!

February 8th- Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel, Geraldine Brooks

March 14th- Madman, Tracy Groot

April 11th- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Condo

May 11th- Our Town, a play in three acts by Thornton Wilder

June 13th- The Ground Beneath Us, Rachel Allord (Author interview)

July 11th- Madison’s Gift: 5 Partnerships That Built America, David O. Steward

August 8th-  The End of the Affair, Graham Greene

September 12th- HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL!

October 10th- Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott

November 14th-Seven Women and the Secret of their Greatness, Eric Metaxas

December 12th- Endless Christmas, Cynthia Ruchti

We meet at 6:30 on the second Monday of the month. Invite a friend!   

Soli Deo Gloria!

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.  

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote