First Monday Book Club
This group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 10:00AM at Barnes and Noble to hear different speakers and authors. The first meeting will be on Monday, October 3, 2022 where we will hear about new books coming out. Dues for the Monday Morning Book Club
will be collected and given to speakers and authors (in gift card form) for their time.
Tentatively, our guest speakers are:
- November is Nikki Van Hightower. She is a founder and former executive director of the Houston Area Women’s Center. She has taught at the University of Houston, Lee College, and the Texas A&M University School of Rural Public Health, and she retired as senior lecturer in political science at Texas A&M University, where she helped establish the women’s studies program. Her book is titled That Woman; The Making of a Texas Feminist. I’m not sure Barnes and Noble sells her book so you may want to order it thru Amazon if you would like to have her sign your book.)
- December is Tamie Dearen. She is a USA Today Bestselling Author who has published more than twenty books, including The Best Girls Series and the Limitless Clean Billionaire Romance Series. Tamie believes real life is already full of enough heartache, so she gives her book-characters happily-ever-afters, no matter how difficult their paths may be. Tamie Dearen lives in College Station, Texas with her incredibly romantic husband and two dogs. Her dentistry is Brazos Valley Dental Arts on Texas Avenue. Her professional name is Dr. Tamie Erratt.
- February is James M. Olson. He served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was chief of counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Currently, he is a professor of the practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University. He is the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying and To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.
- March we welcome Brazos Valley Reads, a community effort organized by Texas A&M University’s Department of English with extensive support from various groups in the University and the community. The program was started in 2005 to encourage bridge building between Texas A&M’s students and staff and the Brazos Valley community at large. Over the years, BVR has invited internationally recognized authors to College Station for a public reading and to meet with members of the community. Someone from BVR (Jason Harris) will be here to officially announce who the speaker is for 2023.
In addition, some members chose to pass books among themselves at regularly scheduled intervals from October through May. This group has been active for over 40 years. It is a great way to stay connected and to stay current with newly published works. Let’s stay connected and keep the group active. **Sign-up for the list to pass books for the 2022-2023 year is now closed!**
Chair: Janet Laird Email
Co-Chair: Anne McGaugh Email
Contemporary Book Club
We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in person at a different restaurant each month.
Members choose a contemporary book to read each month and discuss it over drinks and appetizers.
Chair: Janet Laird Email
Third Tuesday Evening Book Club
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM online via Zoom.
A glass of wine, a bite of cheese, a good book and a group of intelligent women. Read the monthly book chosen by members’ votes and then join in a lively discussion led by a volunteer.
Chair: Jane Riley Email