Longitude Book Club

Meeting Date:  third Tuesday of each month

Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Place:  Watermark cafe

Leader:  Julie Minks

This club explores global culture through great fiction & non-fiction reads. It meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The group leader is Julie Minks who experienced in some world traveling during her time with the Air Force.  The Longitude Book Club is comprised of a variety of people who come for specific books or to learn about a new culture.  This small but mighty group travels the globe, encountering different cultures and foreign authors and situations as they read fiction, nonfiction, historical, or mystery works.  Please join them on their journey!

A Short Introduction to Longitude:

1. What book has been your group's favorite this past year? Why?  The Door by Magda Szabo.  Taking place after the brutal Hungarian Revolution, the book describes a very interesting relationship between a bold housekeeper and the couple who employ her.  The revolution shaped all their lives, and the housekeeper turns out to the the town fixture who all others depend on.  

2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member?  We read fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, and a variety of other genres that have to do with other cultures around the world, including books by foreign authors.

See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click here.

Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250295170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 6th, 2019

November 19, 2019:  Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson


The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland Cover Image
By Nicolai Houm, Anna Paterson (Translator)
ISBN: 9781947793064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - October 23rd, 2018

December 17, 2019:  The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm



Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

January 21, 2020:  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann


The Coroner's Lunch (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616956493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - April 7th, 2015

February 18, 2020:  The Coroner's Lunch by Colinb Cotterill


Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501170072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

March 17, 2020:  Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce