PUMC Book Group

PUMC Book Group: Sharing Books That Feed the Mind and the Soul


Meeting monthly online
Discussing books that have a spiritual thread or confront social and moral issues
All are welcome

PUMC Book Group

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There are spots still available for this group! The more the merrier!
Session runs about an hour and a half
Conversation Starters provided

Keep Calm and Read OnBook group members are asked to bring a title suggestion for the following month’s meeting – a book not read, but intriguing – be prepared to do a short book talk about the title – we vote the next title and off we go!

All are welcome! If you would like to join the discussion, just let the church know at info@peterboroughumc.org. Leave an email address for contact info and then expect an email reminder of the book group meeting a week before.

Books can be ordered through on-line bookstores such as IndieBound, downloaded through the public library or the NH State library, accessed through Kindle downloads, or ordered through Toadstool Bookstores for curbside pickup at the store. Resources available for purchasing books at a discount.

Keep calm and read on!

For more details contact Susan Lindquist (consult your directory) or the church office


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Some of our PUMC Book Group titles have included:

  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle
  • A Well-Behaved Woman – A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler
  • An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny by Laura Schroff
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  • Blood of the Prodigal by P L Gaus
  • The Book of Lights by Chaim Potok
  • Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos
  • Chasing Eden by Howard Mansfield
  • The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packard
  • The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories by Pete Hamill
  • The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
  • H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  • Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
  • The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J D Vance
  • The House on Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
  • How Hackleburg Became a 13-Pie Church by Riley B Case
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Is There a Doctor in the Barn? by Elizabeth Yates
  • Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
  • The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
  • Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
  • Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen by Annabel Abbs
  • Northernmost by Peter Geye
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
  • The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  • Shanghai Faithful – Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family by Jennifer Lin
  • Saints For All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Shaking the Gates of Hell- A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution by John Archibald
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • The Soul of an Octopus – A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
  • The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Survivor: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Survivor Story by Marcel Möring
  • Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
  • Take This Bread by Sara Miles
  • The Baker’s Secret by Stepehn P Kiernan
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
  • The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
  • Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder
  • These Granite Islands by Sara Stonich
  • The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Travels with George
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Words of Florence Nightingale – Lesser Saint, Philosopher, Social Activist, Political Reformer, and Accidental Nurse by Anne G. Peirce
  • Writing in the Sand – Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore