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Book Groups 2022

The Daytime Book Group Is Currently Meeting Both in Person and via Zoom

Our Evening Book Group is on hiatus. 

Daytime Book Group

All discussions are at the library at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.  

Join us! No need to buy the book, we have copies available for check out. Call 743-1400 if you would like a book set aside for you.

January 24: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
February 28: The Hundred Year Marathon by Michael Pillsbury
March 28: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

April 25: Bewilderment by Richard Powers
May 23: Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
June 27: TBD

Recent Discussions:

January 25: The Splendid Outcast by Beryl Markham
February 22: Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen
March 22: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
April 26: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli
May 24: The Bear by Andrew Krivak

June 28: Zorrie by Laird Hunt
October 25: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
November 22: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 27: Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger


October 26, 2020:  The Red Address Book by Sonia Lundberg
November 23:  The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

December (date TBD): The Tiger by John Vaillant

2019 :
January 24, 2019:  The Outermost House by Henry Beston
February 28:  Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
March 28:  Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
April 22:  Hunger by Roxanne Gay
May 20: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
June 24:  Plainsong by Kent Haruf

May 22:  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
June 25:  The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
October 23:  The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
November 27:  This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
December 18:  The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
January 22, 2018:  The Good Braider by Terry Farish
February 26:  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
March 26:  Radium Girls by Kate Moore
April 23:  Life on Mars by Tracy Smith

Here are some of the books the group has read and discussed in recent years:


January 25:  Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
February 22:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
March 28:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April 25:  Share your favorite poet!
May 23:  My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
June 27:  Lila by Marilynne Robinson
September 26:  On my Own by Diane Rehm
October 24:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
November 28:  The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick



January 26:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
February 23:  Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
March 23:  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
April 27:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
June 1:  Sister of my Heart by Chitra Divakaruni
July 6:  House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
September 28:  Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien
October 26:  The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
November 23:  The Circle by Dave Eggers
December 28 ~ The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion


Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm.

Here are the titles we've read, or will read, this year:

January 2, 2017:  Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Februrary 6:  Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer
March 6:  Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
April 3:  News of the World by Paulette Jiles
May 1:  Leavings: Poems by William Berry
June 5:  Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
October 2:  Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
November 6:  Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann
December 4:  Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
January 8, 2018:  Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
February 5:  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
March 5:  You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
April 2:  The Pecan Man by Cassie Selleck
May 7:  Forty Autumns by Nina Warner
June 4:  Red Notice by Bill Browder

Here's what we've read in the recent past:

January 4:  The Rocks by Peter Nichols
February 1:  Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
March 7:  Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler
April 4:  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
May 2:  Did You Ever Have a Family?
by Bill Clegg
June 6:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October 3:  The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
            by Jonas Jonasson

November 7:  The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
December 5:  High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

January 13:  The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
February 10:  Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
March 10:  The Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke
April 14:  An Evening of Poetry
May 12:  Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche
June 9:  Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
September 8:  The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
October 13:  Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
November 10:  Dead Wake by Erik Larson
December 7:  Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill