Chicagoland book club: Temple Sholom Sisterhood morning book club

Things you should know about our club:

The Temple Sholom Sisterhood morning book club started 15 years ago at the

Temple Sholom of Chicago

. It is comprised of senior citizens who meet monthly. Recently our club has expanded to include another group that meets in the evening. Both meetings have an open-door policy and we welcome all to join our discussion.


The authors we want to meet:

>Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, the authors of "Blindspot," which was our book choice for this month's meeting.

Worst excuse for not reading an assigned book:

One of our members read the previous month's book again and didn't realize it until she came to the meeting and we started talking about a different book.


Average time that we spend discussing the book:

We normally talk about the book for about 45 minutes before drifting into family news or stories about our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Then we eat lunch and finally say our goodbyes around 12:30 p.m.

Books we loved:

>"A Conspiracy of Paper" by David Liss, "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd, "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks and "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Our next book:

We chose "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger as our next book because if any of us read it when it came out, we have forgotten.