• Interesting Reads

    Join the book club at any time over the course of the year -- all are welcome! If possible, please let us know to expect you by e-mailing Marian Green at marian.green11@gmail.com. Unless otherwise indicated, the Scarsdale C.H.I.L.D. Book Club meets on the dates specified below from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Sam's of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains.

    Books for 2019-20:

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    The author's first novel, a New York Times bestseller, is both a murder mystery and a coming-of-age story. Set in the 1950s in North Carolina, the story revolves around an abandoned child known as the Marsh Girl, who lives in relative isolation along the desolate coast.

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Lab Girl by Hope Jahrens
    "Lab Girl ...a beautifully written memoir about the life of a woman in science, a brilliant friendship, and the profundity of trees. Terrific." - Barack Obama
    "Engrossing. . . . Thrilling. . . . Does for botany what Oliver Sacks's essays did for neurology, what Stephen Jay Gould's writings did for paleontology." - The New York Times

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 *NOTE NEW DATE*: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
    This fiction about an eccentric and regimented loner speaks to the importance of friendship and human connection as the plot follows how her life unfolds beautifully after a chance encounter with a complete stranger.

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbotom
    "A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, Jell-O Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss and the Jell-O curse." -- Goodreads

    Books Discussed in Prior Years:

    The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
    Spoiled Brats: Stories by Simon Rich
    The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
    Turtle All the Way Down by John Green and Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
    A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

    This Close to Happy by Daphne Merkin (author visit)
    Love that Boy by Ron Fournier
    Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law by Greer Gurland (author visit)
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Marian Semple
    In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
    H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

    Conversion by Katherine Howe
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
    Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism by Liane K. Carter (author visit)
    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
    Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin
    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
    Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon

    Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
    Ungifted by Gordon Korman
    How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

    Contaminated, My Journey Out of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Gerry Radano (author visit)
    A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Mental Illness & Leadership by Nassir Ghaemi

    2011-12 (inaugural year)
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Cannot Stop Talking by Susan Cain‏
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak in conjunction with Wild Child: Stories by T. C. Boyle
    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
    Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding in conjunction with Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum