First Coast Connect Book Club

Each month, First Coast Connect book blogger Stacey Goldring, sponsored by San Marco Books and More, joins Melissa Ross to discuss engaging books with relevant and thought-provoking themes.

We invite you to join in the conversation, share your opinions, and add ideas to the literary discussion.

This month we commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Book Club on First Coast Connect. The highlighted book is Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree". The club meets 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Beaches Public Library in Neptune Beach.  

What are your thoughts?

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Participating in the First Coast Connect Book Club is easy.

You can check out copies of books discussed on the show at any Jacksonville Public Library, or purchase copies at San Marco Books and More. Mention you’re with the First Coast Connect Book Club to get a discount.  

If you are interested in joining the book club discussion as a book club member and continuing the conversation, contact

Tell us what you think you think of the book:

  • Did you like it? 
  • Why or why not? 
  • What questions do you have? 
  • Would you read another book by the same author?
  • Did the book trigger any emotions? Memories? Ideas? Please share these with us. 

Send your questions, thoughts, and observations to