Book Group

Religious books on a bookshelf

The OCUUC Book Group meets monthly on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Victoria Conference Room for what are usually lively discussions of fiction.  The following books were selected by the group for the coming program year.  Each time, one of the members leads the discussion.


  • August 1st:  “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • Sept. 5th:  “Euphoria” by Lilly King
  • Oct. 3rd:  “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Nov. 7th:  “By Nightfall” by Michael Cunningham
  • Dec. 5th:  “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende


  • Jan. 2nd:  “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
  • Feb. 6th:  “The Underground Girls of Kabul” by Jenny Nordberg
  • Mar. 6th:  “ The Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • Apr. 3rd:  “Emily Alone” by Stewart O’Nan
  • May 1st:  “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting” by Milan Kundera
  • June 5th:  “The Circle” by Dave Eggers

All are welcome to join us.  For further information, feel free to contact the coordinators Marcia Hackett and Eva Goodwin Noriega.

Come join us even if you haven't read the book. You'll enjoy the discussion.

Past selections include:

  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Bell
  • Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Americanh by Chimananda Ngozo Adichie
  • Sky of Red Poppies by Zohreh Ghabremani
  • So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  • The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling
  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  • The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
  • Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
  • Goldfinch by Bonnie Tartt
  • Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende
  • Prisoner of Belief by John Von Dixhorn
  • All Quiet On the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque
  • All That Is by James Salter
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
  • All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Human Stain by Philip Roth
  • Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  • The Fourth of July by Smith Henderson
  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  • Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Contact Marcia Hackett and Eva Goodwin Noriega for more details.