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LJCC Book Club

Every Third Wednesday of the Month


This book club is designed for people to be able to get together once a month to discuss good books. The goal of the book club is to have FUN, expand our horizons, and exchange ideas with other interesting people! It is so EASY to get busy with our careers and our families, that reading for pleasure takes a back seat. With the LJCC Book Club, you can treat yourself and make sure that you are reading at least 1 good book a month.


The books will be a combination of biographies, nonfiction and/or good fiction paperbacks. Books will be selected according to reputation, other book club lists and reviews for a spirited and entertaining conversation. Come to laugh! Come to learn! Come to discuss! Come to share! Come to have FUN! Come to make sure you are reading good books! 

September: “The Bones of the Story” by Carol Goodman

The twisty locked-room mystery. It is about a group of former classmates trapped on their college campus—with a murderer among them. It’s been twenty-five years since the shocking disappearance of a female student and the distinguished Creative Writing professor who died while searching for her. The Briarwood College community has never forgotten the terrible storm that caused the double tragedy. Now, the college President—who has his own reasons for drawing attention to the notorious incident—is bringing together faculty, donors, and alumni to honor the victims from all those years ago. 

Wednesday, September 20. 1:30-3pm. Free/All.

To register, email or call 858-459-0831

October: “Someone Else's Shoes” by Jojo Moyes

A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances.  Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?
Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope--she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in. That’s because Sam Kemp – in the bleakest point of her life – has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag--she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence that makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself. 

Wednesday, October 17. 1:30-3pm. Free/All.

To register, email or call 858-459-0831

November: “Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships” by Nina Totenberg

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. 

Wednesday, November 15. 1:30-3pm. Free/All.

To register, email or call 858-459-0831

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