Book Group

Our Book Group meets ten times a year, almost always at 7:15 pm on the last Thursday of the month.  While some of our participants come to just about every meeting, others drop in only when they are particularly interested in the current month's selection.

Most of our books are contemporary or classic fiction, but we also dabble in the occasional drama, poetry collection, or work of nonfiction.  We welcome suggestions on what to read next, our only caveat being that we need to be able to borrow from other libraries sufficient copies of the book to meet demand.

Take a look below to see what we've read so far!

2018 Book Group:

Letts, Billie                                     Made in the U.S.A.

     This novel about two adolescents' search for people and a place to call home got a range of reactions from our group, from the two who emphatically did not like the         book, to a few who thought the book was great and would enjoy reading another by Letts.  A good discussion group book!

Schiff, Stacy                                  The Witches

See, Lisa                                        Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane   

Orwell, George                              Animal Farm

Perrotta, Tom;                               The Leftovers

Saunders, George;                        Lincoln in the Bardo

Quinn, Spencer;                            Dog On it

Grann, David;                               Killers of the Flower Moon

Adams, Douglas;                          The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Bohjalian, Chris                             Midwives

2017 Book Group:

  • Morrison, Toni; Song of Solomon
  • Forstchen, William; One Second After
  • Millard, Candace; Destiny of the Republic--A Tale of Madeness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • Roy, Arundhati; The God of Small Things
  • de Maurier, Daphne; Rebecca
  • Walter, Jess; Beautiful Ruins
  • Remarque, Erich Maria; All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Greene, Graham; The Heart of the Matter
  • Hamid, Mohsin; The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Les Becquets, Diane; Breaking Wild

2016 Book Group:

  • Adichie, Chi­ma­man­da N­gozi; Americanah
  • Straub, Peter; Ghost Story
  • Klebold, Sue; A Mother's Reckoning — Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
  • Rogan, Charlotte; Lifeboat
  • Brown, Daniel; The Boys in the Boat — Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics
  • Payton, Brian; The Wind is Not a River
  • Ng, Celeste; Everything I Never Told You
  • Backman, Frederik; A Man Called Ove
  • Butler, Nickolas; Shotgun Lovesongs
  • Mandel, Emily St. John; Station Eleven

2015 Book Group:

  • Doyle, Brian; The Plover
  • Lovecraft, H. P.; Selected Stories
  • Theroux, Paul; Mosquito Coast
  • Simsion, Graeme; The Rosie Project
  • Markham, Beryle; West with the Night
  • Fowler, Karen Joy; We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Grissom, Kathleen; The Kitchen House
  • Brooks, Geraldine; The People of the Book
  • Zevin, Gabrielle; The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
  • Kent, Hannah; Burial Rites

2014 Book Group:

  • Schwalbe, Will; The End of Your Life Book Club
  • Poe, Edgar Allan; Selected Short Stories
  • Gaiman, Neil; The Anansi Boys
  • Tuchman, Barbara; The Guns of August
  • Johnson, Adam; The Orphan Master's Son
  • Jonasson, Jonas; The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • Kingsolver, Barbara; The Poisonwood Bible
  • Atkinson, Kate; Life after Life
  • Gibbons, Stella; Cold Comfort Farm
  • Crichton, Michael; Timeline

See our Previous Years' Book Group Lists & Reviews here.