REC Book Club

Read, exercise, and converse with other book lovers at Matt Ross Community Center’s monthly book club.

Meet other avid readers to discuss a predetermined book.

This group meets the first Thursday of the month. The meeting is free and open to everyone.


8101 Marty
Overland Park, KS 66204




7-8:30 p.m.

Upcoming REC Book Club Meetings

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2021 Books

July 1 – “Evie Drake Starts Over” by Linda Holmes
Evie Drake is a recent widow who rarely leaves her large house. Her best friend introduces her to Dean, a struggling athlete. Past secrets and demons create a wonderful story.

Aug. 5 – “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by the Bolsheviks. He is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol , a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Russian history is unfolding outside. Inside Rostov is on a journey of self discovery.

Sept. 2 – “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah
This is a survival story of a family coping with the Alaska wilderness and post Vietnam War emotional problems. The family integrates into a small, remote community. Abuse becomes a major part of the plot.

Oct. 7 – “In Order to Live” by Yeonmi Park
Park, a human rights activist fled North Korea with her mother. She told her harrowing story of being sold into slave marriage in order make others aware, and to hopefully find her sister who fled from North Korea to China.

Nov. 4 – “The Giver of Star” by Jojo Moyes
This novel is set in depression era America. Five women travel through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

Dec. 3 – “Evidence of Things Unseen” by Marianne Wiggins
This is a love story set in an America on the brink of the Atomic Age. This is a love story of a man who has great faith in the scientific age, and the fallout that radiation and the unknown bring to those he loves.This was a National Book award winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.