The Silicon Valley Book Club
Since 1982

Our present selection for September, 2017 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*


* - 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