Book Club

Senior Planet Book Club: Vote For Our Next Book!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our discussion both in the comments section of and at our meeting over Zoom about “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor.

Now it is time to select our next reading!

Each Tuesday, we’ll post a thread on inviting your comments on the next section of the book and then we’ll host a discussion over Zoom the final week of reading the book together.

But first! We’ve put together a shortlist engaging books suggested by our members and staff. Now it’s up to you pick which one we’ll read together next. Read on for details about each book, then take the poll at the end and tell us: What should the Senior Planet Book Club read next?

We’ll announce the result of the poll in addition to how you can access a copy of the chosen book next Tuesday!

Have any feedback on book club? Tell us what you think in the comments or email!

The Books:

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza

“An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter. In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Garza wrote: Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter..” –

Coal, War, and Love: A Novel by Rudean Leinaeng

“In the early 1900s, Al Johnson is 29 years old when he meets the woman of his dreams—nineteen-year-old Evie Ashton. After a whirlwhind courtship, they marry, but Evie is used to a certain lifestyle that Al labors to provide. Through struggles and hardships, against the backdrop of the Great War and the Spanish flu, Al and Evie fight for survival—both for their family, and for the life they’ve built together.” –

“One of the most revered novelists of our time – a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life – Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.” –

The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata

“The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript.” –

Take the poll!

What book should the Senior Planet Book Club read next?

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5 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: Vote For Our Next Book!

  1. I participate from GA; I could not find any copies of Coal, War and Love available in the approx. 300 GA PINES libraries; also The Purpose of Power was only owned by a few of those libraries and was too newly published to borrow from another library. For those of us who borrow from libraries, books that are too new are hard to obtain.

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