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- May 9, 2023

Subject:  A book set in Europe Stella Bain by Anita Shreve An American woman is found suffering from shell shock in a garden in London. A surgeon and his wife agree to take her in. She cannot remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on...

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Senior Book Break, April 11, 2023

 Subject:  Research or a book that you enjoyed on a rainy day The sun was shining and several who had stayed home during the rainy weather returned.  Everyone had read during the rains and our reviews ranged from what we had read to what we intended to read, local...

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Senior Book Break March 14, 2023

Subject:  Research or a book that led you to research something Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant chemist who is put in charge of a chemistry department in a large company. Some men would not accept a woman in a position above theirs,...

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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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