Beta Beta Book Club

 Welcome!  Turning the Page: A Brief History of the Beta Beta Book Club

 Following a suggestion by Dr. Ann Malecha at a Beta Beta Board meeting, the initial meeting of the Book Club was held in January 2015. The first book selected was Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd, a mystery featuring a World War I nurse. Readers met at the Raven Grill on Bissonnet for dinner and to discuss the book and then ventured down the street to Murder by the Book where the author (actually a mother-son duo) were appearing to discuss a newly published book.

We have continued to meet monthly at the Raven Grill and select both fiction and non-fiction books for discussion.  Topics have included current events, nursing history, nursing in wartime, mysteries, classics, and other topics that either feature nursing or are of interest to the registered nurse.  

Zeta Pi at UTHealth joined us in April 2016 and Psi Iota at the University of St. Thomas joined in May 2016.  Psi Iota actually joined while still an honor society.  Eta Delta at Prairie View joined us in May 2017.  We look forward to inviting other local STTI chapters to join us.

Please come to the Beta Beta Book Club to meet new friends from different disciplines and with various experiences that contribute to lively discussions.  Come even if you haven’t read the book -  you probably have something to add to the conversation!

Pic from Oct Meeting 2018
Oct Book Club Meeting

Pics from Sept Meeting 2018

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OUR NEXT MEETING

Nov Book CLub

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

From left: Judy McFarlane, Adrian Melissinos, Cynthia Hickman, and Melissa Gilhart July 11, 2017 - The Beta Beta Book Club met for dinner at Lucille's and then met author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs at a book signing at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This event will be coordinated with a reading of Dead Men Do Tell Tales in the coming months.  Beta Beta member Rebecca Aulbach is arranging a tour of the forensic anthropology lab at Sam Houston State University in conjunction with our reading.
Photo courtesy of Judy Fred. June 20, 2017 - The Beta Beta Book Club attended an author appearance and book signing at Brazos Bookstore.  The book was The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson.  The author is pictured above with attendees Adrian Melissinos (Beta Beta Houston) and Audrey Barnett (Zeta Pi).

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                                                    Reading List 
                                                                                         

2018 2017 2016 2015
January:

 First, Do No Harm by Lisa Belkin   
January: 

Get Me Out by Randi Hutter Epstein
January:

Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
January:

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
February:


What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
February:

Life Support by Suzanne Gordon
February:

A Never Event by McKnight and Bennington
February:

No Meeting
March:

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
March: 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
March:

The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes
March:

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
April:

Death in the Air by
Kate Winkler Dawson
April:

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
April:

The Shift: 1 Nurse, 12 Hours, 4 Patients' Lives by Theresa Brown
April:

No Meeting
May:

Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan
May:
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
May:
(1) The Glory Cloak by Patricia O'Brien
(2) Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
May:


We Band of Angels by Elizabeth Norman
June:

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto
June:

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
June:

Call the Nurse: True Stories... by Mary J. MacLeod
June:

No Meeting
July:

His Bright Light By Danielle Steel
July:

A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story... by Sarah Gray
July:

Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell, WWI Nurse by Terri Arthur
July:

Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
August:

The Radium Girls
by Kate Moore
August:

Reaching Past the Wire... by Deana Germain
August:

Dr. Mutter's Marvels by Cristin Aptowicz
August:

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
September:

Ellis Angels by Carole Lee Limata
September:

Poisoned: The True Story... by Jeff Benedict
September:

The Heart by Maylis De Kerangal
September:

Death Without Cause by Pamela Triolo
October:

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
October:

Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William Maples
October:

The Hospital by Jan de Hartog
October:

The Florence Prescription... by Joe Tye
November:

My Own Country by
Abraham Verghese
November:

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
November:

The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
November:

The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber
December:

The Encore By Charity Tillemann-Dick
December:

Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
December:

An American Nurse Amidst Chaos... by Gladys Mouro
December:

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway