Retirees Association

WVURA Book Club

Book Club

The WVURA Book Club will gather at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of every month (except July and August) in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Village at Heritage Point, One Heritage Point, Morgantown, WV (phone: 304.285.5575).

Heritage Point has closed it facilities for all events.  The Book Club meetings are postponed indefinitely.  

The April book is Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.

The May book is The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World by Steve Brusatte. 

The June book is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. 

Here's a photo of the group that met on April 5, 2019 to discuss The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  Members attend meetings as they are available. You are welcome to join us at any meeting. 

WVURA Book Club

The Book Club held its initial meeting on October 2, 2015. At that meeting, the group agreed tentatively to read one book a month and that book would be discussed at the following meeting. Also, members would bring to each meeting ideas about what kind of books to read and possible title suggestions for future readings.

The Book Club will be unique - no pressures, no dues, no book reports to give, no discussions to lead, no grades – just camaraderie and a cup of coffee! If you would like to join the club, just come to one of the meetings. We welcome new members.

Past books read and discussed include:

March 2020: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou.
February 2020: Book Club was cancelled due to weather.
January 2020: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson.
December 2019: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore.
November 2019: The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers who Brought the American Ideal West  by David McCullough
October 2019:  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
September 2019:  Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
August 2019:  Summer break
July 2019:  Summer break

June 2019:  The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
May 2019:  Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner
April 2019:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
March 2019: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
February 2019: Book Club was cancelled due to weather.
January 2019: The Climb from Salt Lick: A Memoir of Appalachia by Nancy Abrams
December 2018: Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth
November 2018: The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home by Denise Kiernan
October 2018: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
September 2018: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
August 2018:
Summer break
July 2018: Summer break

June 2018: The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
May 2018: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
April 2018: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford
March 2018: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
February 2018:  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
January 2018:  Book Club was cancelled due to weather.
December 2017: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
November 2017: A Modest Inheritance by Carol Bird plus The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Bailey.
October 2017: American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin. 
September 2017: Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas
August 2017:  Summer break
July 2017:
Summer break

June 2017: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
May 2017
: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
April 2017:
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee March 2017: Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
February 2017:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
January 2017: 
Book Club was cancelled due to weather.
December 2016:
  Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
November 2016:
  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
October 2016:
  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
September 2016:
  Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
August 2016: Summer break
July 2016: Summer break

June 2016 : Summer break
May 2016: 
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout
April 2016:
  Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right  by Jane Mayer
March 2016:
  The Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill LePore
February 2016:
  In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
January 2016:
  A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
December 2015:
  The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
November 2015:
 Holiday break
October 2015:
  The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption by Laurence Leamer