Book Club

The USH Book Club meets from 2:30 – 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through June, either on Zoom or occasionally as a hybrid meeting.  If you would like to participate in a discussion of the book and related issues, please contact Ginny Allen at  An email with the Zoom link will be sent to you a day or two before the meeting.


The goals of the USH Book Club are: 

  • to foster communication and community, as do our other small church groups, and
  • to read fiction and non-fiction that represents a variety of styles, eras and genres.


We begin with a period of check-in.  Each meeting has a designated leader who guides the discussion, initially giving each participant an opportunity to share his/her thoughts on the book.  This is then followed by a full group discussion.  We end each meeting with members sharing the titles of books, movies or TV shows that they would like to recommend to others.


Book selections for 2023-2024

September 14, 2023:   The Overstory  by Richard Powers.

October 12, 2023:     Ashes to Bhagsu by Louise Harmon.  Details forthcoming on how to obtain this book.

November 9, 2023:  Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguru

December 14, 2023:  The Measure by Nikki Erlick

January 11, 2024:  The Matrix by Lauren Groff

February 8, 2024:  Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert

March 14, 2024:  Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

April 11, 2024:  Still Life by Louise Penney

May 9, 2024:  Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

June 13, 2024:   The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese