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Literature Circle

FPC Literature Circle

Literature Circle meets from September thru May the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM in the McCullough Room. We have a half hour coffee social to greet the members & guests followed by a review of a book listed for that particular month. The reviewers are men & women interested in good Literature, ie teachers, pastors, church members & staff, authors, etc. Two copies of each book to be reviewed are available in the church library to read beforehand.

The reviews are video-taped each month and are available to view here on the Literature website shortly after the monthly review is finished. Visit the third tab on this page marked “Video Archive” or visit the FPC Literature Circle YouTube Playlist.

Men & women of all faiths are welcome & invited to attend.

Circle Officers

Grace Close, Chair; Jane Warren, Treasurer; Jane Blackburn, Hostess; Shelley Bass, Book Selection Committee; Willie Willming, Publicity

Upcoming Circles

View the list of books to be reviewed for the 2022-2023 year on the second tab on this page.

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM Social followed by the Review at 1:30 PM | McCullough Room

2023 – March 14, April 11, and May 9

“I love books.  I adore everything about them.  I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips.  They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas.  I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers.  Print against fingerprints.  Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.”  Author Nnedi Okorator

Watch Book Reviews on YouTube

YouTube Playlist
Date Book Image Book Name & Author Reviewer
September 13 The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez by Rudy Ruiz

Rudy Ruiz

October 11    The President and The Freedom Fighter by Brian Kilmeade

Martha Smith

November 8 Broadway Musical Presentation (Porgy & Bess)

Bill Hensley

December 13 The Leopard is Loose by Stephen Harrigan Rev. Scott Simpson
January 10 The Captured by Scott Zesch Janet Wernli
February 14
The Tigers of Bastogne, Voices of the 10th Armored Division in The Battle of The Bulge by Michael Collins and Martin King
Hank Cherry
March 14 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Jane Hanson
April 11  The Honey Bus TBD
May 9 These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Ann Smith
Literature Circle February 2023: The Tigers of Bastogne reviewed by Hank Cherry
Literature Circle Book Review Jan. 2023: THE CAPTURED by Scott Zesch 1/10/23
The Leopard is Loose by Stephen Harrigan reviewed by Rev. Scott Simpson
Literature Circle November 2022 Book Review by Bill and Patrice Hensley
Literature Circle Oct. 2022 Book Review by Martha Smith
Literature Circle Book Review Sept. 2022 with author Rudy Ruiz
Literature Circle May 2022 Book Review by author Christina Baker Kline
Literature Circle April 2022 Book Review by Mark Sullivan
Literature Circle March 2022 Book Review: Jane Hanson
November 2021 Book Review with Bill Hensley
October Book Review 10/12/21
Literature Circle September 2021
May Book Review 5/11/21
April 2021 Book Review
Literature Circle March Book Review 3/19/21
March Book Review 3/9/21
Literature Circle January Book Review 2021
Literature Circle December 2020 Book Review
Literature Circle November 2020 – Janice Clayton
Literature Review October 2020 – Becky Prichard
Literature Circle 9/16/20 – Jane Hansen