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Simpson Community Book Club

The Simpson Community Book Club  will meet at 12:00 pm at Kent Campus Center in Tyler's Grille, three times in 2014 - 2015. See the books and discussion times lsited below. Buy or bring your lunch!

To be added to the book club mailing list or to suggest future book selections, contact: Liz Grimsbo


    Current Books


    All Iowa Reads for 2015; the date and book will be announced after October 2014.  The annual All Iowa Reads book discussion will be held at Indianola Public Library.

    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (February 5th).  Available at Indianola Public Library online and in print.


    The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (December 4th).   Available at Indianola Public Library in print and audio.

    Hollow City: the second novel of Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children by Ransom Riggs (October 2nd).  Available at Indianola Public Library online and in print.

    Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman (April 24th selection). All Iowa Reads for 2014. The annual All Iowa Reads book discussion will be held at Indianola Public Library on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm. Simpson Professor JJ Butts will be leading the discussion.

    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (March 27th selection). We will have books available for check out from the Research Assistance Center located near the computer lab in Dunn Library starting the week of Feb. 24th. The books may be kept until the March 27 meeting.

    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (February 6th selection)

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (January 16th selection)


    Holiday Gathering Participants should come ready to give a book review on a holiday book or a recently read favorite. You may also bring treats to share. Everyone is welcome. (December 12th selection)

    The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (November 21st selection)

    The Silver Linings Playbook : a Novel by Matthew Quick (October 24th selection)

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (September 5th selection)

    Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan (May 8th selection)

    The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson (April 25th selection) This is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2013. This joint book discussion will be held at the Indianola Public Library at 7:00 pm. JJ Butts, Assistant Professor of English at Simpson College, will lead the discussion. Dunn Library owns two print copies of this book. Indianola Public Library has four copies in print and an audio version.

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (March 14th selection)

    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (February 7th selection)

    The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (January 10th selection)


    A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry (December 6th selection)

    The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (November 1st selection)

    I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (Ocotober 4th selection)

    Unbroken : a world war II story of survival, resilience and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (May 9th selection)

    Crooked letter, crooked letter by Tom Franklin (April 11th selection)

    Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs(March 14th selection)

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (February 8th selection)

    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (January 11th selection)


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