Welcome to the HJL Book Club
The HJL Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August and October.
Discussion Starts at 5:30
Fee: $5.00 donation to the Adopt-A-Collection Fund
You do not need to be a member of the Berks History Center to join the discussion.
Kim and Lisa provide beverages. We kindly ask that you bring a brown bag dinner.
If you have any book ideas, please email them to Kim at KRichards@berkshistory.org
Remember, if your book is chosen, you get to lead the discussion!
Books Read To Date
Enemies in the Rear: Or the Golden Circle Squared, by Francis Hoover – July 18, 2012
The Day Lincoln Was Shot, by Jim Bishop – October 17, 2012
A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – January 16, 2013
The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America, by Scott Weidensaul – April 24, 2013
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larson – June 19, 2013
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation, by Andrea Wulf – August 21, 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot – October 16, 2013
John Adams, by David McCullough – February 19, 2014 (Snow Date, March 19, 2014)
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, by David von Drehle – April 16, 2014
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard – June 18, 2014
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson – August 20, 2014
One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson – October 15, 2014
Ike: An American Hero, by Michael Korda – February 18, 2015
The Johnstown Flood, by David G. McCullough – April 15, 2015
When Rackets Reigned, by Ed Taggert – June 17, 2015
The Worse Hard Time, by Timothy Egan – August 19, 2015
George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager – October 21, 2015
No Ordinary Time, by Doris Kearns Goodwin – February 17, 2016
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – The Last Great Battle of the American West, by James Donovan – April 20, 2016
The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan – June 2016
The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island, by Mac Griswold – August 2016
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream, by H. W. Brand – October 2016