Senior Book Break

Senior Book Break is not your typical book club. Instead of requiring everyone to read the same book, we gather for good conversation about different books, authors, and genres. 

Each month we read books on a theme, and discussions take us all over the literary map. If you enjoy reading, this is the book club for you. We discuss books in a casual setting over coffee and refreshments, and most of us leave with a new book or two on our “to-read” list. 

If you enjoy good conversations about books in a fun atmosphere, this is the group for you!

Join us for Senior Book Break the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am. Coffee and refreshments provided. Grover Beach Community Library, 240 N. Ninth St. Grover Beach 

Special Note: in order to comply with state and local guidelines for safe gatherings and to practice social distancing, Senior Book Break will be temporarily meeting in the library parking lot or in Ramona Park, depending upon the availability of the space. Please bring your own chair and look for the friendly group of people holding books.  

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Senior Book Break May 2022

Subject: Libraries and Bookstores I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Our reader read this book after our discussion at the previous meeting.  It was found to be very interesting and a conclusion was reached that it is also about accountability and the afterlife.  It...

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Senior Book Break — April 2022

Subject: Women Who Have Accomplished Something I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education by Malala Yousafzai Published in 2013 this is the little girl you read about. Malala was born in the Svaat Valley of Northern Pakistan and raised in Afghanistan and...

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Senior Book Break March 8, 2022

Subject: Banned Books Our meeting started out with a discussion that lasted the whole meeting. This reader did not think books should be banned, perhaps, unless age related.  Who banned these books?  When did this start?  With a little help from Wikipedia the...

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Senior Book Break – February 2022

Subject: American Classics My Antonia by Will Cather This book was published in 1918 and takes place in Nebraska.  It speaks of a time when immigrants came from Europe because life was not good there and there was a promise of free land for those who would work it. It...

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Senior Book Break – December 2021

Subject: Discoveries and Inventions   Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System by Natalie Starkey This is a study of what makes up a planet or cosmic system. Where did it all begin? Extraterrestrial Civilizations by Isaac Asimov Is there...

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Senior Book Break – November 2021

November 9, 2021 Subject: Discoveries and Inventions   Ancient Inventions by Peter James and Nick Thorpe This is a doozy of a book.  You can open anywhere and start reading. There is a table of contents if you want to look up something special from brain surgery on...

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Senior Book Break – October 2021

October 12, 2021 Subject: Ghosts, the Supernatural and the Unexplained Before we started someone asked where we kept our books and the majority answered everywhere, on the shelf, on the floor, on the chair, on the bed.  So, if you ever have a home invasion, clobber...

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Senior Book Break September 2021

Subject: Odd titles that made you read the book The Mad Woman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell This book is about the Bronte sisters. A 20 year old is one of the last living of the Bronte clan.  Home schooled by an eccentric father, plus a tutor from Oxford for one hour a...

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Senior Book Break August 2021

Subject: Free For All, Your Pick The Historians by Cecilia Ekback This book is one of few books about Scandinavia in WW2. The Germans had conquered Denmark and Norway, Sweden was neutral and Finland waffled back and forth with the only certainty that they wanted...

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Senior Book Break June 2021

Subject:  Exploration & Discovery   Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca This book is the chronicle of a Spanish nobleman in 1528 to 1536 from Florida through Louisiana and Texas to California in search of treasure. This exploration...

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