SMCCCD Alumni Book Club

Searching for your next great read? Looking to engage with fellow alumni book lovers?

Join the SMCCCD Alumni Book Club. The book club connects Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College alumni, professors, students, and staff to the intellectual vitality of the colleges. Our book club is a place for lifelong learning, timely topics, and transformative fiction.

Each year we select two new (or new to us) works to read, one for spring semester, and another announced for fall. The alumni book club selections will come to life through online discussion, in-person events, and video or audio interviews.

The SMCCCD Alumni Association, campus bookstores, and college libraries invite all interested readers to join us. Together we read two books a year. Choose just one, or both — whatever works for your schedule or speaks to your interest.

Sign up to receive the book club newsletter and you'll receive occasional emails to help you get the most of your reading experience, from suggested timelines to moderated online discussions facilitated by Cañada College Librarian Cynthia McCarthy and Alumni Association Manager Melissa Rohlfs.

It's never a bad time to discover a good book. Take your reading to the next level and join the conversation and community of the Alumni Book Club. 

Read. Question. Discuss. Learn.

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February 2021 Selection: Three Hours in Paris
(the next selection will be available shortly)

Book Club

"In Three Hours in Paris, Cara Black brings her masterful knowledge of the city and its people to the Second World War and an imagined failed attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler by a female, American sniper that leaves her fate and that that of the war effort very much hanging in the balance. The result is a taut, smart, heart-in-throat page turner worthy of the most discerning reader of John le Carré, Daniel Silva, or Alan Furst — brava!"
—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.