The Locust Grove Literary Society was founded in 1995 in Meridian, Idaho. Started by a few church ladies who like to read, it has grown to about 20 consistent members over the past 12 years.
We meet once a month January through November. Members take turns hosting the meetings and choosing the books. Discussion includes why the book was chosen, information about the author, and likes and dislikes of plot, character, etc. Dessert and conversation follow, making the evening a wonderful “girls night out” with an educational bonus.
One advantage of being in a book club is expanding your horizons by reading books that you may not have selected yourself. We have high standards of decency in the books we choose. For the most part, we enjoy classics and tend to avoid self-helps.
Feel free to browse our list of “Past Reads” for ideas. If you would like to comment, review a book, or suggest a book, we welcome your input.
Thanks for visiting our site. Enjoy Reading!!!
"Today, with the abundance of book available, it is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. ...Feed only on the best. As John Wesley's mother counseled him: 'Avoid whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, ...increases the authority of the body over the mind.'"
- Ezra Taft Benson
July 8, 2007 - Recommend a Book
Users can now recommend a book to the LGLS. It's easy, just click on the link above that says "Recommendations". This page lists all recommendations that have been accepted. At the bottom is a link that says "Recommend a book to the LGLS". Click on the link and enter the information about the book you recommend. All recommendations must be approved by the LGLS administrator, so it may take a day or two to show up. Feel free to make any recommendations you'd like. Even if you doubt the LGLS will read your recommendation, you can still submit it and comment on how much you liked the book and why.
June 25, 2007 - Comment on Books
Users can now write comments or reviews on books that the LGLS has read or that users have recommended. To comment on or review a book, click on Past Reads. Find the book that you'd like to comment on in the list and click on the title. At the bottom of the page you'll see a link that says "Write a comment or review on this book!". Click on the link and write your comment. Click "Submit" and your comment will be submitted. Before the comment shows up, it must be approved by the LGLS administrator. It shouldn't take more than a couple days.
Feel free to comment as much as you'd like and don't worry about writing too much! We like input and encourage discussion.