Curious about what the Hestia Retreat book club has been reading?

Our theme is "Empowered Women." Here are the books we've read so far:


December 2017: Antigone by Sophocles

November 2017: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

October 2017: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

September 2017: Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History By Camille T. Dungy

May 2017: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

April 2017: The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

March 2017: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

February 2017: How to Be Black by Baratunde R. Thurston

January 2017: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translator)

December 2016: The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold, #1) by Traci Chee

November 2016: Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

October 2016: The Land of Love & Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

September 2016: Fledgling by Octavia Butler

July 2016: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June 2016: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

May 2016: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

April 2016: North of Here by Laurel Saville*

March 2016: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

February 2016: Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

January 2016: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

December 2015: Artemisia, by Alexandra Lapierre

November 2015: Euphoria, by Lily King

October 2015: Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants, by Jill Soloway

September 2015: A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, by Suzanne Joiner

August 2015: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

July 2015: All That I Am, by Anna Funder

June 2015: When It Happens To You, by Molly Ringwald

May 2015: Leaving Before The Rains Come, by Alexandra Fuller

April 2015: The Beautiful Unseen, by Kyle Boelte*

March 2015: Mutant Message Down Under, by Marlo Morgan

February 2015: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir, by Viv Albertine

January 2015: I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb


*author is local to Vashon Island