The Silicon Valley Book Club
Since 1982

Our selection for February, 2018 is

About twenty years ago (1997) one of our members penned this little story about our Book Club [en français].
SVBC was also featured in a 2008 interview in Cardus Comment.

We're pleased to recommend The Book Club Cook Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (2004), particularly pages 445 & 296.
If you would like to see some of our recent dessert selections (and a few of the recipes), click on the asterisk following the host's name.

See the end of this page for assorted book and reading resources.

Our Booklist

Date   Title Author Host
1-Jul-82 :-) Book of Lights Potok, Chaim Vanderbilt
14-Aug-82 Innocents Abroad Twain, Mark Vander Sluis
17-Sep-82 The World According to Garp Irving, John Hoeksema
8-Oct-82 :-) East of Eden Steinbeck, John Hoeksema
13-Nov-82 I, Claudius Graves, Robert Vanderbilt
12-Dec-82 Canticle for Leibowitz Miller, Walter M. Vander Sluis
12-Feb-83 The Brothers Karamazov Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Hoeksema
11-Mar-83 A Passage to India Forster, E.M. Cok & Sterk
15-Apr-83 :-) A Confederacy of Dunces Toole, John Kennedy -
13-May-83 Native Son Wright, Richard Hoeksema
12-Jun-83 Arms and the Man Shaw, George Bernard Vanderbilt
15-Jul-83 All Hallow's Eve Williams, Charles -
6-Aug-83 Waiting for the Barbarians Coetzee McNeely
24-Sep-83 All the King's Men Warren, Robert Penn VanderSuis
22-Oct-83 :-( Harvard Report on Nuclear War Carnesdale, et.al. Noice
12-Nov-83 Summer Before the Dark Lessing, Doris Vanderbilt
10-Dec-83 Till We Have Faces Lewis, C.S. -
28-Jan-84 1984 and Brave New World Orwell, George and Huxley, Aldous Cok & Sterk
25-Feb-84 The Right Stuff Wolfe, Tom Vanderbilt
31-Mar-84 The Name of the Rose Eco, Umberto Vander Sluis
28-Apr-84 Love in the Ruins Percy, Walker Noice
19-May-84 Megatrends Naisbitt, John Hoeksema
23-Jun-84 Mists of Avalon Bradley, Marion Zimmer -
14-Jul-84 Skin of our Teeth Wilder, Thornton Vanderbilt
25-Aug-84 Slouching towards Kalamazoo DeVries, Peter -
13-Oct-84 Bostonians James, Henry Vander Sluis
17-Nov-84 Rebel Angels Davies, Robertson Stegink
14-Dec-84 A Tale of Two Cities Dickens, Charles Hoeksema
26-Jan-85 Dune Herbert, Frank Vanderbilt
23-Feb-85 Plague Dogs Adams, Richard -
29-Mar-85 Irrational Man Barratt, William -
4-May-85 Parallel Lives Rose, Phyllis Schoppers
16-Jun-85 Suetonius Suetonius McNeely
10-Aug-85 Man & Superman Shaw, George Bernard Noice
15-Sep-85 Lillith MacDonald, George Cok
12-Oct-85 Don't Look Now DuMaurier, Daphne Sterk
16-Nov-85 One Thousand and One Nights Arabian Nights Hoeksema
21-Dec-85 Excellent Women Pym, Barbara Hoeksema
18-Jan-86 Declaration of a Heretic Rifkin, Jeremy Hoeksema
28-Feb-86 Dad Wharton, William Noice
21-Mar-86 Son of the Revolution Heng, Liang & Shapiro Sterk
18-Apr-86 Canterbury Tales Chaucer, Geoffrey Cok
17-May-86 The Stand King, Stephen Hoeksema
22-Jun-86 Women in Love Lawrence, D.H. Vander Sluis
12-Jul-86 Accidental Tourist Tyler, Anne Sterk
16-Aug-86 :-) Angle of Repose Stegner, Wallace Noice
4-Oct-86 The Nine Tailors Sayers, Dorothy Cok
1-Nov-86 Rabbit is Rich Updike, John Hoeksema
13-Dec-86 House Kidder, Tracy Vander Sluis
17-Jan-87 Vampire LeStat Rice, Anne Sterk
21-Feb-87 A Bright Room called Day Kushner, Tony Noice
21-Mar-87 Taipan Clavell, James Cok
25-Apr-87 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman Feynman, Richard P. Hoeksema
6-Jun-87 Growing Up Baker, Russell Noice
5-Jul-87 5! Decision in Philadelphia Collier, Christopher Sterk
15-Aug-87 :-) Philippian Fragment Miller, Calvin Cok
19-Sep-87 A Study in Scarlet Doyle, Arthur C. -
10-Oct-87 The Fourth Day Van Til, Howard J. Noice
21-Nov-87 Only Yesterday Allen, Frederick Lewis Vander Sluis
23-Jan-88 Housekeeping Robinson, Marilynne -
20-Feb-88 Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful Paton, Alan Long
12-Mar-88 The Handmaid's Tale Atwood, Margaret Cok
30-Apr-88 Habits of the Heart Bellah, Robert Hoeksema
4-Jun-88 Trent's Last Case Bentley, E.C. Snoeyink
9-Jul-88 Northanger Abbey Austen, Jane Seerveld
14-Aug-88 Ghosts Ibsen, Hendrik Noice
17-Sep-88 World's End Boyle, T. Coraghessan Cok
29-Oct-88 The Left Hand of Darkness LeGuin, Ursula K. Long
26-Nov-88 What's Bred in the Bone Davies, Robertson Hoeksema
28-Jan-89 Road Less Travelled Peck, Scott Snoeyink
11-Mar-89 Kingdoms In Conflict Colson, Charles Seerveld
15-Apr-89 The Masters Snow, C.P. Cok
19-May-89 Brendan Buechner, Frederick Hoeksema
24-Jun-89 The Moving Toyshop Crispin, Edmund Long
29-Jul-89 Time and Again Finney, Jack Seerveld
25-Aug-89 The World As I Found It Duffy, Bruce Cok
7-Oct-89 Cold, Sassy Tree Burns, Olive Ann Hoeksema
18-Nov-89 Birds Fall Down West, Rebecca Sterk
15-Dec-89 Two-Part Invention L'Engle, Madeleine Seerveld
26-Jan-90 Bonfire of the Vanities Wolfe, Tom Snoeyink
3-Mar-90 Bitter Fruit Schlesinger & Kinzer Cok
14-Apr-90 Henry V Shakespeare, William Hoeksema
11-May-90 Henry V Shakespeare, William Seerveld
9-Jun-90 Sure of You Maupin, Armistead Cok
13-Jul-90 :-) A Prayer for Owen Meaney Irving, John Sterk
18-Aug-90 The Joy Luck Club Tan, Amy Hoeksema
22-Sep-90 A Morbid Taste for Bones Peters, Ellis Seerveld
3-Nov-90 Babylon Revisited Fitzgerald, F. Scott Cok
15-Dec-90 Ideas and Information Penzias, Arno Sterk
19-Jan-91 Justine Durrel, Lawrence Hoeksema
9-Mar-91 :-) Crossing To Safety Stegner, Wallace Seerveld
13-Apr-91 Riding the Iron Rooster Theroux, Paul Cok
19-May-91 The Other Side of the Sun L'Engle, Madeleine Sterk
22-Jun-91 Octopus Norris, Frank Hoeksema
27-Jul-91 The Worthing Saga Card, Orson Scott Seerveld
17-Aug-91 Rebecca DuMaurier, Daphne Cok
28-Sep-91 Herzog Bellow, Saul Hoeksema
20-Oct-91 A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Dorris, Michael Sterk
30-Nov-91 The Anubis Gates Powers, Tim Seerveld
18-Jan-92 100 The Spiritual Life of Children Coles, Robert Cok
22-Feb-92 My Antonia Cather, Willa Hoeksema
4-Apr-92 Possession Byatt, A.S. Sterk
2-May-92 The Road from Coorain Conway, Jill Ker Seerveld
20-Jun-92 :-( The Difference Engine Gibson, W & Sterling, B Cok
11-Jul-92 10! Fried Green Tomatoes Flagg, Fannie Hoeksema
22-Aug-92 The Great Santini Conroy, Pat Seerveld
26-Sep-92 Howard's End Forster, E.M. Sterk
24-Oct-92 The Power and the Glory Greene, Graham Fiske
5-Dec-92 Kate Vaiden Price, Reynolds. Cok
13-Feb-93 The Sunne in Splendour Penman, Sharon Kay Seerveld
19-Mar-93 The Remains of the Day Ishiguro Sterk
24-Apr-93 Goldbug Variations Powers, Richard Seerveld
22-May-93 Jurassic Park Creighton, Michael Cok
19-Jun-93 The Full Catastrophe Carkeet, David Fiske
17-Jul-93 How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent Alvarez, Julia Griffioen
21-Aug-93 The Knocker on Death's Door Peters, Ellis Hoeksema
18-Sep-93 Beloved Morrison, Toni Sterk
23-Oct-93 The Volcano Lover Sontag, Susan Seerveld
3-Dec-93 The Secret History Tart, Donna Hoeksema
15-Jan-94 The Bean Trees Kingsolver, Barbara Cok
19-Feb-94 Ethan Fromme Wharton, Edith Fiske
12-Mar-94 To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper Sterk
29-Apr-94 First Do No Harm Belkin, Lisa Seerveld
21-May-94 Rest You Merry Macleod, Charlotte Hoeksema
9-Jul-94 Moon Tiger Lively, Penelope Cok
6-Aug-94 A Lesson Before Dying Gaines, Ernest J. Fiske
24-Sep-94 :-) Shipping News Proulx, Anne Sterk
29-Oct-94 Before and After Brown, Rosellen Seerveld
2-Dec-94 Henry and Clara Mallon, Thomas Cok
21-Jan-95 The River Why Duncan, David James Fiske
25-Feb-95 Smilla's Sense of Snow Heg, Peter Hoeksema
1-Apr-95 Culture of Disbelief Carter, Stephen L. Sterk
29-Apr-95 Holy the Firm Dillard, Annie Seerveld
3-Jun-95 Wild Swans Chang, June Cok
15-Jul-95 Stone Diaries Shields, Carol Fiske
26-Aug-95 Coyote Waits Hillerman, Tony Moon
23-Sep-95 The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hoeksema
4-Nov-95 The Soloist Salzman, Mark Seerveld
2-Dec-95 Precious Bane Webb, Mary Sterk
20-Jan-96 Persuasion Austen, Jane Cok
17-Feb-96 Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson, David Fiske
15-Mar-96 :-( Still Life Byatt, A. S. Hoeksema
20-Apr-96 :-) Atticus Hansen, Ron Moon
18-May-96 An American Childhood Dillard, Annie Seerveld
15-Jun-96 A Map of the World Hamilton, Jane Sterk
20-Jul-96 The Wedding West, Dorothy Cok
17-Aug-96 River Sutra Mehta, Gita Fiske
21-Sep-96 Moving Violations Hockenberry, John Hoeksema
2-Nov-96 Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Norris, Kathleen Moon
7-Dec-96 The Invisible Circus Egan, Jennifer Seerveld
25-Jan-97 Jane Eyre Bronte, Charlotte Sterk
8-Mar-97 Saving Grace Smith, Lee Cok
19-Apr-97 Sophie's World Gaarder, Jostein Fiske
23-May-97 Then She Found Me Lippman, Elinor Hoeksema
12-Jul-97 15! At Home in Mitford Karon, Jan Moon
23-Aug-97 The Rapture of Canaan Reynolds, Sheri Seerveld
27-Sep-97 Contact Sagan, Carl Fiske
8-Nov-97 With Malice Toward None Oates, Steven B. Sterk
6-Dec-97 Last Orders Swift, Graham Wilson
10-Jan-98 Emily Dickinson is Dead Langton, Jane Cok
21-Feb-98 Stones From the River Hegi, Ursula Hoeksema
28-Mar-98 Cold Mountain Frazier, Charles Moon
9-May-98 Imagined Worlds Dyson, Freeman Seerveld
4-Jul-98 The Time Machine Wells, H.G. Sterk
8-Aug-98 Mrs. Dalloway Woolf, Virginia Griffioen(!)
19-Sep-98 Return of the Prodigal Nouwen, Henri Wilson
17-Oct-98 A Year in Provence Mayle, Peter Fiske
19-Dec-98 The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie Spark, Muriel Cok
6-Feb-98 A Live Coal in the Sea L'Engle, Madeleine Hoeksema
13-Mar-99 Catcher in the Rye Salinger, J.D. Griffioen
24-Apr-99 Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Lamotte, Anne Moon
22-May-99 The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver, Barbara Seerveld
3-Jul-99 The Three Gospels Price, Reynolds Sterk
13-Aug-99 Charming Billy McDermott, Alice Wilson
11-Sep-99 The Archivist Cooley, Martha Fiske
16-Oct-99 Behind the Scenes at the Museum Atkinson, Kate Hoeksema
13-Nov-99 The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde, Oscar Moon
8-Jan-2000 The Way West Guthrie, A.B. Seerveld
26-Feb-2000 Cry, The Beloved Country Paton, Alan Sterk
25-Mar-2000 Galileo's Daughter Sobel, Dava Wilson
6-May-2000 The Winter of Our Discontent Steinbeck,  John Fiske
10-June-2000 The Voyage of the Narwhal Barrett, Andrea Hoeksema
8-July-2000 The Age of Spiritual Machines:
      When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
and a counterpoint by Bill Joy
Kurzweil, Ray Moon
12-Aug-2000 About a Boy Hornby, Nick Seerveld/Griffioen
23-Sep-2000 Confederates in the Attic Horwitz, Tony Sterk
18-Nov-2000 The Brothers K Duncan, David James Seerveld
6-Jan-2001 Plainsong Review [1] [2] Haruf, Kent Fiske
10-Feb-2001 Jayber Crow Review [1] [2] [3] Berry, Wendell [Interview] Moon
10-Mar-2001 The Times of My Life : And My Life With the Times Frankel, Max Seerveld
21-Apr-2001 :-( The House of Sand and Fog Dubus, Andre III Sterk
26-May-2001 The Tailor of Panama [1] [2] [The Movie] LeCarre, John Wilson
23-June-2001 Horse Heaven Smiley, Jane Wynbeek
4-Aug-2001 Nobody's Fool Russo, Richard Wynbeek
29-Sep-2001 Open Secrets: A Spiritual Journey Through a Country Church Lischer, Richard Moon
27-Oct-2001 The Big Rock Candy Mountain Stegner, Wallace Seerveld
8-Dec-2001 :-( The Plum Plum Pickers Barrio, Raymond Sterk
26-Jan-2002 Thirteen Stories   [ Study Guide ] Welty,   Eudora Wynbeek
16-Mar-2002 The Lord of the Rings Tolkein, J.R.R. Fisk
11-May-2002 Soul Mountain Gao, Xingjian Moon
15-June-2002 200 The Pastures of Heaven Steinbeck, John Steinbeck Museum
13-July-2002 20! The Four Feathers Mason, A.E.W. Seerveld
3-Aug-2002 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition Alexander, Caroline Wynbeek
14-Sep-2002 The Undertaking Lynch, Thomas [ Reading ] Sterk
2-Nov-2002 ;-) Dive from Clausen's Pier Packer, Ann Seerveld
7-Dec-2002 Corrections Franzen, Jonathan Fiske
25-Jan-2003 The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat Sacks, Oliver Moon/Olsen
1-Mar-2003 Peace Like a River Enger, Leif, Sterk
12-Apr-2003 Seabiscuit Hillenbrand, Laura Wynbeek
10-May-2003 ;-) Life of Pi Martel, Yann Fiske
14-Jun-2003 Botany of Desire Pollan, Michael Moon
19-Jul-2003 The Da Vinci Code Brown, Dan Seerveld
23-Aug-2003 Atonement     [Study Guide] McEwan, Ian   [Interview] Sterk
27-Sep-2003 The Devil That Danced on the Water Forna, Aminatta Mellema
8-Nov-2003 Motherless Brooklyn    [ Review ]    [Chat with the Editor] Lethem Jonathan. Wynbeek
3-Jan-2004 True Grit Portis, Charles Fiske
21-Feb-2004 The Secret Life of Bees    Guide and Q&A Kidd, Sue Moon
27-Mar-2004 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Review Haddon, Mark Seerveld
8-May-2004 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander Sterk
5-Jun-2004 Reason for Hope Goodall, Jane Wynbeek
17-Jul-2004 So Big Ferber, Edna Fiske
28-Aug-2004 Bel Canto Patchett, Anne Mellema @
Fairmont Hotel
25-Sep-2004 How to be Good [1] Hornby, Nick [1] [2] Hoeksema *
30-Oct-2004 The Wish List [1] [2] Colfer, Eoin [1] Moon *
4-Dec-2004 Reading Lolita in Tehran [1] [2] Nafisi, Azar [1] Seerveld *
8-Jan-2005 Sailing Alone Around the Room [1] Collins, Billy [1] [2] Sterk *
5-Feb-2005 Gilead Robinson, Marilynne [1]
[Calvin's January Series, 2002]
Wynbeek *
5-Mar-2005 Kite Runner     [Guide] [Review] Hosseini, Khaled [1] Fiske *
9-Apr-2005 Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott Hoeksema *
28-May-2005 Forever     [Review] [Guide] Hamill, Pete interview Moon *
2-Jul-2005 The Screwtape Letters     [Guide] Lewis, C.S. interview FAQ Seerveld *
27-Aug-2005 The Eyre Affair     [Review] [Guide] Fforde, Jasper Interview Sterk *
1-Oct-2005 The Egg and I MacDonald, Betty   [Fans] Wynbeek *
12-Nov-2005 The Constant Gardener   Book: [1] [2]   Movie: [1] [2] Le Carre, John Mellema *
29-Dec-2005 The Sparrow     [Review] [Guide] Russell, Mary Doria Fiske *
11-Feb-2006 The Way the Crow Flies     [Review] [Guide] MacDonald, Ann-Marie [2] Moon *
18-Mar-2006 When the Emperor was Divine     [Guide] [2] [3] Otsuka, Julie [1] [2] [3] Seerveld *
15-Apr-2006 The Hound of the Baskervilles     [Text] [Serialized] Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur [1] [Museum] Sterk *
27-May-2006 The Five People You Meet in Heaven     [1] [2] Albom, Mitch Hoeksema *
17-June-2006 The Year of Magical Thinking     Didion, Joan Fiske *
29-July-2006 The Samurai's Garden     Guide Tsukiyama, Gail Seerveld *
2-Sep-2006 Children of Men  [Review]  [Movie Trailer] James, P.D. Moon *
21-Oct-2006 Blue Like Jazz [1] [2] [3] Miller, Donald   [CT Interview] Sterk *
2-Dec-2006 The Towers of Trebizond [1] [2] [3] Macaulay, Rose    Wynbeek *
6-Jan-2007 The Leopard [wiki] [review] [movie] di Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi    Fiske *
10-Feb-2007 The View from Castle Rock [1] [2] Munro, Alice [1] [audio] Hoeksema *
17-Mar-2007 Abide With Me Review Interview Strout, Elizabeth Biography Seerveld *
21-Apr-2007 The Namesake [1] [2] [Guide] [Movie] Lahiri, Jhumpa Moon *
26-May-2007 Middlesex [1] [Guide] Eugenides, Jeffrey Sterk *
30-Jun-2007 Special Topics in Calamity Physics [1] [3] [3] Pessl, Marisha Wynbeek *
21-Jul-2007 25! The Book of Lights [1] [Interview] Potok, Chaim Hoeksema *
1-Sep-2007 Water for Elephants [Review] [Discussion] Gruen, Sara Fiske *
29-Sep-2007 The Whistling Season [Review] [Reading Guide] Doig, Ivan [Interview] Hoeksema *
3-Nov-2007 The Thirteenth Tale Setterfield, Diane Moon *
1-Dec-2007 Suite Francaise Nemirovsky, Irene Seerveld *
5-Jan-2008 The Golden Compass [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Pullman, Philip [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Sterk *
8-Mar-2008 The Distant Land of My Father [ 1 ] Caldwell, Bo [ 1 ] Wynbeek*
19-Apr-2008 Salt, A World History [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Kurlansky, Mark [ 1 ] Fiske*
31-May-2008 The History of Love [ Guide ] [ Excerpts ] Krauss, Nicole [ Interview ] Hoeksema*
21-Jun-2008 The Torilla Curtain [ Guide ] [ Summary & Analysis ] Boyle, T. Coraghessan [ 1 ] Moon*
2-Aug-2008 Infidel [ Blog ] [ Reviews ] [ Pages ] Hirsi Ali, Avaan [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Seerveld*
1-Sep-2008 Philosophy Made Simple [ Review ] Hellenga, Robert Wynbeek*
4-Oct-2008 Blood and Thunder [ Book ] Sides, Hampton Sterk*
15-Nov-2008 Running in the Family Ondaatje, Michael Fiske*
27-Dec-2008 The Monsters of Templeton [ Review ] Groff, Lauren [ 1 ] [ Blog ] Hoeksema*
24-Jan-2009 Restless: A Novel [ Review ] [ Guide ] Boyd, William [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Seerveld*
14-Mar-2009 Midnight's Children [ 1 ] Rushdie, Salman [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Moon*
09-May-2009 Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Rice, Anne [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Wynbeek*
06-Jun-2009 Disobedience Hamilton, Jane Sterk*
15-Aug-2009 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Wroblewski, David Fiske*
19-Sep-2009 Dragon Bones See, Lisa Seerveld*
07-Nov-2009 Olive Kittridge Strout, Elizabeth Moon*
05-Dec-2009 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [1] Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie Hoeksema*
02-Jan-2010 The Elegance of the Hedgehog [1] Barbery, Muriel; Anderson, Alison, trans. Wynbeek*
06-Feb-2010 The Help Stockett, Kathryn Sterk*
13-Mar-2010 The Little Giant of Aberdeen County Baker, Tiffany Fiske*
15-May-2010 In Defense of Food Pollan, Michael Hoeksema*
12-Jun-2010 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Larsson, Stieg Moon*
31-Jul-2010 The Outlander Adamson, Gil Seerveld*
25-Sep-2010 Cutting for Stone Verghese, Abraham Sterk*
30-Oct-2010 Wolf Hall Mantel, Hilary Wynbeek*
11-Dec-2010 The Cookbook Collector [ 1 ] Goodman, Allegra Fiske*
22-Jan-2011 Anansi Boys Gaiman, Neil Hoeksema*
05-Mar-2011 Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism Davis, Belva and Vicki Haddock Sterk*
02-Apr-2011 The Postmistress Blake, Sarah Moon*
28-May-2011 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Mitchell, David Seerveld*
25-June-2011 The Quiet American Greene, Graham Wynbeek*
06-Aug-2011 The Devil in the White City Larson, Erik Fiske*
17-Sep-2011 Still Life Penny, Louise Hoeksema*
22-Oct-2011 Unbroken Hillenbrand, Laura Moon*
03-Dec-2011 Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter Seerveld*
14-Jan-2012 The Pilgrim Nissenson, Hugh Wynbeek*
25-Feb-2012 The Muslim Next Door Ali-Karamali, Sumbul Fiske*
24-Mar-2012 The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare Chesterton, G.K. Hoeksema*
5-May-2012 Death Comes to Pemberley James, P.D. Seerveld*
16-Jun-2012 The Tragedy of Arthur Phillips, Arthur Wynbeek*
4-Aug-2012 30! The Tiger's Wife Obrecht, Téa Moon*
29-Sep-2012 The Cat's Table Ondaatje, Michael Sterk*
3-Nov-2012 How It All Began Lively, Penelope Fiske*
1-Dec-2012 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Joyce, Rachel Hoeksema*
19-Jan-2013 300 The Hobbit, or There and Back Again Tolkein, J.R.R. Seerveld*
16-Feb-2013 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Skloot, Rebecca Moon*
16-Mar-2013 Half Broke Horses Walls, Jeannette Sterk*
27-Apr-2013 Things Fall Apart Achebe, Chinua Wynbeek*
1-Jun-2013 The Wisdom of Father Brown Chesterton, G.K. Fiske*
6-Jul-2013 California Apricots, The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley Chapman, Robin Hoeksema*
10-Aug-2013 Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie Seerveld*
14-Sep-2013 ;-) God's Hotel Sweet, Victoria Moon*
12-Oct-2013 Old Filth Gardham, Jane Sterk*
16-Nov-2013 Breakfast with Buddha Merullo, Roland Wynbeek*
04-Jan-2014 Take the Risk Carson, Ben Fiske*
15-Feb-2014 Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child Spitz, Bob Hoeksema*
15-Mar-2014 The Maltese Falcon Hammett, Dashiell Moon*
03-May-2014 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Sloan, Robin Seerveld*
14-Jun-2014 The Grapes of Wrath [1] Steinbeck, John Sterk*
12-Jul-2014 The Martian Weir, Andy
[Thanks for joining us, Andy!]
Wynbeek*
16-Aug-2014 The Goldfinch Tartt, Donna Fiske*
11-Oct-2014 All the Light We Cannot See Doerr, Anthony Hoeksema*
1-Nov-2014 The Professor and the Madman Winchester, Simon Seerveld*
20-Dec-2014 The Magicians Grossman, Lev Sterk*
24-Jan-2015 Far From the Madding Crowd Hardy, Thomas Moon*
21-Feb-2015 The Snow Child Ivey, Eowyn Wynbeek*
21-Mar-2015 Stealing Buddha's Dinner Nguyen, Bich Minh Fiske*
2-May-2015 The Rosie Project Simsion, Graeme Hoeksema*
6-Jun-2015 The Bartender's Tale Doig, Ivan Sterk*
4-Jul-2015 Re-Jane Park, Patricia Wynbeek*
8-Aug-2015 H is for Hawk Macdonald, Helen Moon*
12-Sep-2015 Station Eleven St. John Mandel, Emily Seerveld*
17-Oct-2015:-( Musicophilia Sacks, Oliver Fiske*
21-Nov-2015 A Man Named Ove Backman, Fredrick Hoeksema*
2-Jan-2016 Butcher's Crossing Williams, John Seerveld*
6-Feb-2016 Brooklyn Toibin, Colm Sterk*
12-Mar-2016 Tenth of December Saunders, George Hull*
30-Apr-2016 Lorna Doone Blackmore, Richard Doddridge Fiske*
21-May-2016 Starting from Scratch: A Novel Gilbert-Collins, Susan Hoeksema*
2-Jul-2016 Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Vowell, Sarah Wynbeek*
6-Aug-2016 Ordinary Grace Kruger, William Kent Seerveld*
17-Sep-2016 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Cain, Susan Sterk*
22-Oct-2016 Brideshead Revisited Waugh, Evelyn Wynbeek*
19-Nov-2016 The Round House Erdrich, Louise Fiske*
14-Jan-2017 Hillbilly Elegy Vance, J.D. Hoeksema*
11-Feb-2017 Lucky Jim Amis, Kingsley Hull*
18-Mar-2017 News of the World Jiles, Paulette Seerveld*
6-May-2017 The Last Days of Night Moore, Graham Wynbeek*
11-Jun-2017 The Golem and the Jinni Wecker, Helene Fiske*
8-Jul-201735! Small Great Things Picoult, Jodi Sterk*
26-Aug-2017 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Metaxas, Eric Hoeksema*
23-Sep-2017 Bellman & Black Setterfield, Diane Moon*
4-Nov-2017 The Pure Gold Baby Drabble, Margaret Sterk*
6-Jan-2018 Lincoln in the Bardo Saunders, George Hull*
3-Feb-2018 The Cave Saramago, José Seerveld*


* - some dessert recipes are now available

Other recommendations:

  • Silicon Valley Reads
  • 40+ Years of Reading - one person's list
  • NPR's Science Fiction and Fantasy from August, 2011; A pictorial Guide.
  • Stanford Book Salon Summer Reading
  • The Man Booker Prize winners
  • 100 years of best sellers
  • Pullitzer Prize Winners
  • 100 best from Modern Library
  • Perfect Library from the London Daily Telegraph
  • Nobels in Literature
  • 100 most influential from Adherents.com
  • 100 best first lines from American Book Review
  • 20 best final lines from FlavorWire
  • 100 best English Language novels from 1923-2005 according to Time Magazine
  • The online Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
  • The Bulwer-Lytton Awards
  • The Little Lytton Contest
  • Kepler's Book Store in Menlo Park, CA
  • While our book club is large enough and we are not able to accept new members, we welcome your comments and book recommendations: Send us email