Virtual Book Club & Discussion

Tuesday, June 16, 9 a.m. – Discussion on First Coast Connect, 89.9 WJCT-FM

Here’s how the book club works:

Ththe book of threee Jacksonville Public Library and WJCT launched the First Coast Connect Book Club for lfcc_book_club_logo_02_FINALibrary and literature lovers. WJCT’s First Coast Connect book blogger Stacey Goldring discusses engaging books and invites you to join in the conversation, discuss your opinions, and add ideas to the literary discussion.

Each month a specific book or a selection of books will be chosen to be discussed. Check out the book(s) at any Jacksonville Public Library, or purchase the books at The Book Nook or Chamblin’s. Mention you’re with the First Coast Connect Book Club and get a discount.

After you’ve read the book, or any of the books from the suggested book list, tell us what you think at Share questions, emotions, memories or ideas that your reading triggered. At the end of the month, Stacey and host Melissa Ross will discuss the book(s) and share your comments on First Coast Connect.

Throwing the Net Wide, Casting for Wonderful Summer Reading Catches

InteresWaldenting stories, some true, some not, some maybe!Unbroken

All will keep you turning the pages within each book, no matter how hot it gets outside. From Thoreau’s Walden to Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane, each title offers something original, broadening your horizons across Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three’s wild adventures to Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate’s deliciously hot magical experiences. Hillebrand’s Unbroken and Akhtar’s American Dervish masterfully highlight American issues told in brilliant nonfiction and novel fashion.

Turn off your phone. Forget Netflix. This is a list you’ll read, cover to cover!

Let us know what book you read and your impressions of your selection either by email at or tune in at 9 a.m. onJune 16 to 89.9.FM WJCT’s First Coast Connect and call 549-2937.

The First Coast Connect Book Club selections for June:

The Book of Three by Lloyd AlexanderAmerican Dervish

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandOcean at the End of the Lane

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelLike Water for Chocolate

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaim

First Coast Connect airs every weekday at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT-FM.


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