Book Club

Do you love reading books about history? So do we! That's why we created the Ruthmere Book Club - a place where avid readers and history buffs can unite to discuss the stories of the past.

The Ruthmere Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday each month. Books are selected annually, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. Books are not provided in all cases, although some are provided by the state library system. 

In addition, we now have an EVENING MEETING set for the fourth Monday of each month at 6 pm! The first evening meeting will be September 26th in Ruthmere's Game Room. Book club members are free to attend either meeting of their choosing.

Contact Lois Tomaszewski at if you would like to join the club or would like more information.

Club membership is FREE.

2022 Book Schedule

  • January Fiction: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 
  • February Non-Fiction: Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert by G. Howell 
  • March Fiction: Gilead by Marilynn Robinson* 
  • April Non-Fiction: Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley*
  • May Fiction: Oubache by David A. Lottes*
  • June Non-Fiction: World of Wonders – One State/One Story evening meeting
  • July FictionThe Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan*
  • August Non-Fiction: On Her Own Ground, Madame C J Walker by A'Lelia Perry Bundles*
  • September Fiction: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • October Non-Fiction: But What If We’re Wrong? By Chuck Klosterman*
  • November – Fiction: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss*
  • December: No book discussion/ Selection of 2023 book choices

*Books available through Indiana Humanities – to be distributed at book club meeting prior to the month in which the book is scheduled to be discussed. 

Learn more about the One State/One Story program here.



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Elkhart, IN 46514

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