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 



Senior Book Break – February 2023

Subject:  Love A Seahorse in the Thames by Susan Meissner The latest book by this author is about various types of love. A girl is in a serious accident that leaves her mentally challenged. Seventeen years later she vanishes. Her doctor falls in love with her and...

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Senior Book Break — January 2023

Subject: A Spot on the Globe Our reader could not find a book with the subject of the Azores, so he finished this book. Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel Based on actual surviving letters of Galileo’s daughter Maria Celeste, this is a carefully crafted book about a...

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Senior Book Break – December 13, 2022

Subject: A Present, a surprise book you liked Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov Our reader enjoys older science fiction more than the modern. The older writers seem to keep him reading. Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel Based on actual surviving letters of Galileo with...

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Senior Book Break November 8, 2022

Subject: The Future Chasing New Horizons by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon Subtitled “Inside the epic first mission to Pluto.” The author was on Voyager I and II.  New Horizons got a contract with NASA to make a flight that had to go at 400,000 MPH to arrive and get...

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Senior Book Break October 11, 2022

Subject: A book that made you laugh “The Tuesday Murder Club” by Richard Osmon This is the first book in a series of four, so far.  It takes place in a retirement community in England. There are four participants of very varied personalities and occupations before...

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Senior Book Break September 2022

Subject: Historical Fiction The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Germans occupied the Isle of Guernsey early in WW2. They confiscated anything and everything, including food. A curfew was in place and the...

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Senior Book Break August 2022

Subject: Subject: Books loaned or given to you by friends  The Last Thing He Told Me: by Laura Dave This book was received from our reader’s daughter. A husband disappears, but leaves a note for his wife to take care of her stepdaughter. The teenager does not like her...

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Senior Book Break July 2022

Subject: Artificial Intelligence and Robots Life: 3.0 Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark Our Reader found this book a little hard to read and did not finish it. The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke After the discovery of an asteroid...

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Senior Book Break June 2022

Subject: Diversity The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon In 1904 the United States was inundated with an influx of immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and many other European nations. The Irish were looked down upon by others. People had more children than...

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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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