NCJW Book Club

Join us for lively, intellectual, and respectful book discussions. Books are selected by the group, most often are fiction covering a wide range of topics, and have a high rating by book review sites. Discussions are led by the member who recommended the book.

We meet monthly, on the second Monday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Gulf Gate Library (Get directions »). Many of the Book Club attendees lunch together at a nearby restaurant prior to the discussion. Lunch provides a great opportunity to get to know fellow NCJW members.

The books for our 2021-22 discussions have been selected, and we hope to be in person at the Gulf Gate Library for the October discussion. As the meeting approaches, we will update you. In the interest of the health and safety of all our book club members, we ask that you show proof of vaccination at our book club meetings. 

We look forward to seeing you, and happy reading! 

For further information please contact: Michelle Rosenthal Or Susan Horwitz


If you wish to “zoom-in” for Book Club, send an email to Michelle Rosenthal. If you are already on the distribution list, for NCJW Book Club, you will receive all notifications and zoom links automatically. The location of future meetings (zoom or the library) will be determined on a month-to-month basis and announced prior to the meeting.

October 11, 2021 
My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by A. J. Jacobs and Abigail Pogrebin 
Review by Risa Marlen 

November 8, 2021 
The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Hamil 
Review by Ann Penn 

December 13, 2021 
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare 
Review by Jeri Lipov 

January 10, 2022 
Big Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland 
Review by Deena Dell 

February 14, 2022 
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 
Review by Natalie Diener 

March 14, 2022 
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 
Review by Rachel Sasser 

April 11, 2022 
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener 
Review by Karen Pariser 

May 9, 2022 
Nemesis by Phillip Roth 
Review by Michelle Rosenthal 

June 13, 2022 
Sotah by Naomi Raven 
Review by Susan Horowitz