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Book Club at Cannon River Winery

Cannon River Winery’s Wine Club with a book problem is a great way to read wonderful books and stay connected with friends over a delicious flight of local wine!

Each month Cannon River Winery has a different book selected for the book club readers to enjoy. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8 pm at the winery to enjoy a flight that’s designed to pair with the book based on writing style, quotes etc.

There is a $10 pre-registration fee to participate each month. You’re welcome to attend every meeting throughout the year or only attend certain months that work for your schedules! The $10 participation fee includes your flight of wine and great conversation!

Below you’ll find which books are slected for each month as well as the meeting date. Be sure to register for the dates you would like to attend early because space is limited! Call the winery at 507-263-7400 to get your spots booked today!

The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Meeting on Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 pm.

The Great Gatsby the movie is set to be released in theatres on May 10! Come enjoy our book club to read this magnificent piece of literature before viewing the film, or to give yourself a refresher on the novel!

The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway – Meeting on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 pm.

 A novel written in 1926 which received mixed reviews. It is now considered a classic peice of literature and Hemingway declared it his most important novel.

The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum, written by Kim Izzo and Cheri Walsh – Meeting on Thursday. June 27 from 6-8 pm.

This is a hilarious book that all women should read! Good manners will make you fabulous. Good manners will make you sexy. The well-mannered get invited to more dinner parties, see their career aspirations blossom, and have a wider array of friends and eligible suitors. So if you want to become your most fabulous self, read on. This book is your ticket to becoming the girl you want to me!

The Thirteenth Tale, written by Diane Setterfield – Meeting on Thursday, July 25 from 6-8 pm.

This book was #1 on the New York Best Seller List upon it’s debut. The Thirteenth tale keeps you interested right up until the end, when a volatile twist makes your head spin and leaves you completely stunned!

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, written by Susan Cain – Meeting on Thursday, August 22 from 6-8 pm.

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quietshows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seiminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects.

The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins – Meeting on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 pm.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules and level of audience pariticpation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card – Meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 6-8 pm.

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, written by Suzanne Collins – Meeting on Thursday,  November 21 from 6-8 pm. * Note that this meeting is on the 3rd Thursday of November, not the 4th.

This is the second book in the suspensful trilogy. The Movie for this book will be released in theatres the day after our wine club with a book problem meeting! *Note that reading more about this book could be a spolier for what occurs in the first book.

Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Bronte – Meeting on Thursday, December 19 from 6-8 pm. * Note that this meeting is on the 3rd Thursday of December, not the 4th.

This classic novel is a great winter read! It’s one of the world’s greatest tales of unrequited love, captivating readers with its intense passion and drama since its publication in1847.

* please keep in mind that the book should be read prior to the monthly meet-ups

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