May – Coco Weber presented Unpacking Beryl Markham, which focused on Markham's own beautifully written memoir, West with the Night, and Paula McLain's novel Circling the Sun, which is based on Markham's life.
April – Coffman resident Linda Lindeke's son, Bill Lindeke, shared about his recent book, Minneapolis-St. Paul Then and Now.
March – Paul Weiblen reviewed These Truths: A History of the United States by Harvard historian and New Yorker columnist Jill Lapore.
February – Kitty Zoltai Gogins, sister of Coffman resident Lily Zoltai, reviewed her book, My Flag Grew Stars: World War II Refugees' Journey to America. The book chronicles the dramatic escape from Hungary of Kitty and Lily's parent--Olga and Tibor Zoltai (also Coffman residents at one time)--and their survival as refugees who later became Americans.
January – Jenny Rajput reviewed Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World by Richard Coniff.
April – In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dorothy Schlesselman hosted poets Joan Johnson, reading from her chapbook An Alphabet for Aging (2017), and Margaret Hasse sharing from Between Us (2016).
March – Long-time Book Night convener Gretchen Kreuter, in her “swan song” reviewed Without Precedent, essays about Eleanor Roosevelt edited by Joan Hoff-Wilson and Marjorie Lightman, and Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After by Blanche Cook.
February – Resident Jean Larson reading from her book Hope on the Journey: Walking with Chronic Disease, plus mini-reviews from Sara Evans of The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life by Cheri Register and Eve Brown of We All Know How This Ends by Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer. Check out this further reading list distributed at the event.
January – Mini reviews from Shirley Ungar of Tomatoland: How Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit byBarry Estabrook; Joanne Kendall on three books by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, including A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople; and Ed Lotterman of The Last Fine Time and other works by Verlyn Klinkenborg.