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Pi Phi Book Club

The Pi Beta Phi Book Club is an alliance of the Atlanta and Alpharetta Alumnae Clubs. Members in good standing in either club may join. We limit membership to eighteen members to ensure lively yet manageable book discussions, and we ask that members attend at least four meetings a year between January and November.

The Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month in a member’s home and has happy hour, dinner, and the book discussion. The group chooses books for the following year at the Book Exchange Christmas Party, which is held annually in December.

Members of the Book Club are avid readers and read both fiction and non-fiction books. Members take turns researching and present the books each month. The Pi Beta Phi Book Club began in 2008 and has remained a successful interest group since that time. Books chosen by the Book Club in the last few years are listed below:

2016
The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah
The Distant Land of My Father, Bo Caldwell
Delicious! A Novel, Ruth Reichl
The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks
Class of '65 Jim Auchmutey
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
Dreamers of the Day, Mary Doria Russell
The Book Club, Mary Alice Monroe
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
Just Mercy, Bryan Stephenson
Awakenings, Oliver Sacks

2015
All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
Days of the Endless Corvette, Man Martin
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Philipp Sendker
Unsaid, Neil Abramson 

2014
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, Wendy Wax
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Girls of the Atomic City, Denise Kiernan
The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
Defending Jacob, William Landay
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
City of Women, David Gillham

2013
Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff
Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian
Wedding Ring, Emilie Richards
My Ántonia, Willa Cather
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
The American Heiress, Daisy Goodwin
Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women’, Harriett Reisen
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

Members of the Atlanta Alumnae Club interested in joining the Pi Phi Book Club should contact Book Club Chair Kathy Ewing.