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 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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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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