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Book Club

The University Friends Circle Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Merced Barnes & Noble store at 1720 West Olive Avenue, Merced, CA 95348.

Common Interest Committee Co-Chairs Pauline Cuchna ( and Martha Goodwin ( invite all members to join them for robust discussion each month. Book Club members rotate responsibility for book selection.

Please contact Pauline or Martha to join or for more information.

November 2021 UFC Book Club Meeting: Thursday, November 4th - 3:30pm - Barnes & Nobles

BOOK OF THE MONTH - THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR by Alka Joshi                                                                                **Special Read - THE LAST GIRL by Nadia Murad, UC Merced's most recent recipient of the Spendlove Prize and                          the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize - Read and then listen to her speak virtually on November 3rd at noon.

Previous titles have included:

  • September 2021:  The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine
  • August 2021:  Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
  • July 2021:  The Tide Between Us by Olive Collins