Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the Library’s large study room. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation. No registration is required. All are welcome!

Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

Selections for 2017:

  • January 19:   Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter   by Kate Clifford Larson
  • February 16:  Girl on the Train   by Paula Hawkins
  • March 16:  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • April 20:  Deep Down Dark   by Hector Tobar
  • May 18:  The Kitchen House   by Kathleen Grissom
  • June 15:  My Name is Lucy Barton   by Elizabeth Strout
  • July 20:  Court Martial: How Military Justice has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond   by Chris Bray
  • August 17:  Commonwealth   by Ann Patchett
  • September 21:  Small Great Things   by Jodi Picoult
  • October 19:  Hidden Figures   by Margo Lee Shetterly
  • November 16:  News of the World   by Paulette Jiles
  • December 21:  A Man Called Ove   by Fredrik Backman

Selections for 2018:

  • January:  The Excellent Lombards   by Jane Hamilton

PAST SELECTIONS

2016

  • January:  Shotgun Lovesongs   by Nikolas Butler
  • February:  Dream Lover   by Elizabeth Berg
  • March:  Orphan Train   by Christina Baker Kline
  • April:  The Bartender’s Tale   by Ivan Doig
  • May:  Go Set a Watchman   by Harper Lee
  • June:  A Walk in the Woods:  Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail   by Bill Bryson
  • July:  The Wright Brothers   by David McCullough
  • August:   All the Light We Can Not See   by Anthony Doerr
  • September:  Circling the Sun   by Paula McLain
  • October:  My Antonia   by Willa Cather
  • November:  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania   by Erik Larson
  • December:  The Girl on the Train   by Paul Hawkins

2015

  • January:  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • February:  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker
  • March:  The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
  • April:   Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • May:  A History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • June:  Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • July:  Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • August:  Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • September:  The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • October:  The Scarlet Sisters by Myra MacPherson
  • November:  A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • December:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2014

  • January:  Wolf House   by Hilary Mantel
  • February:  Memoir of the Sunday Brunch   by Julia Pandl
  • March:  Once Upon a River   by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • April:  Girl in Translation   by Jean Kwok
  • May:  The Lifeboat   by Charlotte Rogan
  • June:  The Light Between Oceans   by M. L. Steadman
  • July:  Little Bee   by Chris Cleave
  • August:  No Buddy Left Behind   by Terri Crisp
  • September:  Sandcastle Girls    by Chris Bohjalian
  • October:  Frankenstein    by Mary Shelley
  • November:  The House Girl   by Tara Conklin
  • December:  The Buddha in the Attic    by Julie Otsuka

2013

  • January:  Wingshooters   by Nina Revoyr
  • February:  The Language of Flowers   by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • March:  In the Garden of Beasts   by Erik Larson
  • April:  Harmless as Doves   by Paul L. Gaus
  • May:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks   by Rebecca Skloot
  • June:  The Dressmaker   by Kate Alcott
  • July:  Home Front   by Kristin Hannah
  • August:  The Chaperone   by Laura Moriarty
  • September:  Noting Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West   by Dorothy Wickenden
  • October:  Gone Girl   by Gillian Flynn
  • November:  Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker   by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • December:  Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Tue Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother   by Eve LaPlante

2012

  • January:  Sarah’s Key   by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • February:  Cutting for Stone   by Abraham Verghese
  • March:  The Kitchen Daughter   by Jael McHenry
  • April:  The Murderer’s Daughters   by Randy Susan Meyers
  • May:  A Moveable Feast   by Ernest Hemingway
  • June:  State of Wonder   by Ann Patchett
  • July:  To Kill a Mockingbird   by Harper Lee
  • August:  The Last Time I Saw You   by Elizabeth Berg
  • September:  Whistling in the Dark   by Leslie Kagen
  • October:  Kitchen Boy   by Robert Alexander
  • November:  The Art of Fielding   by Chad Harbach
  • December:  Prayers for Sale   by Sandra Dallas

2011

  • January:  Desert Flower   by Waris Dirie
  • February:  The Forgotten Garden: A Novel   by Kate Morton
  • March:  Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression   by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
  • April:  The 19th Wife   by David Ebershoff
  • May:  The Great Gatsby   by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • June:  Remarkable Creatures   by Tracy Chevalier
  • July:  The Help   by Kathryn Stockett
  • August:  The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox   by Maggie O’Farrell
  • September:  My Name is Mary Sutter   by Robin Oliveira
  • October:  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet   by Jamie Ford
  • November:  The Postmistress   by Sarah Blake
  • December:  A Gate at the Stairs: A Novel   by Lorrie Moore

2010

  • January:  My Stroke of Insight   by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • February:  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas   by John Boyne
  • March:  Flags of Our Fathers   by James Bradley
  • April:  Mudbound   by Hillary Jordan
  • May:  Chosen by a Horse   by Susan Richards
  • June:  Cane River   by Lalita Tademy
  • July:  The Shack   by William P. Young
  • August:  Shanghai Girls: A Novel   by Lisa See
  • September:  Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea   by Barbara Demick
  • October:  The Birth House   by Ami McKay
  • November:  The Art of Racing the Rain   by Garth Stein
  • December:  Red Weather   by Pauls Toutonghi

2009

  • January:  So Brave, Young and Handsome   by Leif Enger
  • February:  The Book Thief   by Markus Zusak
  • March:  Bel Canto   by Ann Patchett
  • April:  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle   by David Wroblewski
  • May:  Three Cups of Tea   by Greg Mortenson
  • June:  The Alchemist   by Paulo Coehlo
  • July:  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society   by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • August:  The Space Between Us   by Thrity Umrigar
  • September:  Crossing to Safety   by Wallace Stegner
  • October:  Eye Contact   by Cammie McGovern
  • November:  The Other Side of the River   by Alex Kotlowitz
  • December:  Luncheon of the Boating Party   by Susan Vreeland

2008

  • January:  The Mermaid Chair   by Sue Monk Kidd
  • February:  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan   by Lisa See
  • March:  One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd   by Jim Fergus
  • April:  A Thousand Splendid Suns   by Khaled Hosseini
  • May:  Before You Know Kindness   by Christopher Bohjalian
  • June:  Mozart’s Sister   by Nancy Moser
  • July:  March   by Geraldine Brooks
  • August:  Uncommon Grounds   by Sandra Balzo
  • September:  Tall Grass   by Sandra Dallas
  • October:  People of the Book   by Geraldine Brooks
  • November:  Eat, Pray, Love   by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • December:  I Feel Bad About My Neck   by Nora Ephron

2007

  • January:  Girl with a Pearl Earring   by Tracy Chevalier
  • February:  The Shadow of the Wind   by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  • March:  Mount Vernon Love Story   by Mary Higgins Clark
  • April:  Alice’s Tulips   by Sandra Dallas
  • May:  For One More Day   by Mitch Albom
  • June:  Crow Lake   by Mary Lawson
  • July:  The Devil Wears Prada  by Lauren Weisberger
  • August:  My Sister’s Keeper   by Jodi Picoult
  • September:  Teacher Man   by Frank McCourt
  • October:  The Tortilla Curtain   by T.C. Boyle
  • November:  The Memory Keeper’s Daughter   by Kim Edwards
  • December:  You Learn by Living   by Eleanor Roosevelt; Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark

2006

  • January:  Girl with a Pearl Earring   by Tracy Chevalier
  • February:  The Saving Graces   by Patricia Gaffney
  • March:  Hannah’s Daughters   by Marianne Fredriksson
  • April:  The Kite Runner   by Khaled Hosseine
  • May:  The Color of Water   by James McBride
  • June:  Summer Island   by Kristin Hannah
  • July:  A Place of Hiding   by Elizabeth George
  • August:  Devil in the White City   by Erik Larson
  • September:  The Dollmaker   by Harriette Arnow
  • October:  Mountian Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder; the Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian   by Mountain Wolf Woman
  • November:  Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis   by Jimmy Carter
  • December:  Peace Like a River   by Leif Enger

2005

  • January:  A Lesson Before Dying   by Ernest J. Gaines
  • February:  Ishmael   by Daniel Quinn
  • March:  Memoirs of a Geisha   by Arthur Golden
  • April:  Empire Falls   by Richard Russo
  • May:  Children of God   by Mary Doria Russell
  • June:  The Da Vinci Code   by Dan Brown
  • July:  The Lovely Bones   by Alice Sebold
  • August:  Dancing at the Rascal Fair   by Ivan Doig
  • September:  Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons   by Lorna Landvik
  • October:  The Bonesetter’s Daughter   by Amy Tan
  • November:  The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency   by Alexander McCall Smith
  • December:  The Five People You Meet in Heaven   by Mitch Albom

2004

  • January:  Watched, an Agatha Christie Movie
  • February:  The Secret Life of Bees   by Sue Monk Kidd
  • March:  The Reader   by Bernhard Schlink
  • April:  The Winner   by David Baldacci
  • May:  The Sparrow   by Maria Doria Russell
  • June:  Where the Heart Is   by Billie Letts
  • July:  One Hundred Years of Solitude   by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • August:  Under the Tuscan Sun   by Frances Mayes
  • September:  The Quiet American   by Graham Greene
  • October:  Crooked River Burning   by Mark Winegardner
  • November:  The Dogs of Babel   by Carolyn Parkhurst
  • December:  Skipping Christmas   by John Grisham;  A Choice to Cherish   by Alan Maki

2003

  • January:  Dance of Intimacy   by Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • February:  Undaunted Courage   by Stephen Ambrose
  • March:  Girl in Hyacinth Blue   by Susan Vreeland
  • April:  White Teeth   by Zadie Smith
  • May:  Pope Joan   by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • June:  Seabiscuit   by Laura Hillenbrand
  • July:  Welcome to the World, Baby Girl   by Fannie Flagg
  • August:  Cold Mountain   by Charles Frazier
  • September:  I Don’t Know How She Does It   by Allison Pearson
  • October:  Midnight Champagne   by A. Manette Amsay
  • November:  In the Lake of the Woods   by Tim O’Brien
  • December:  The Bachelor’s Cat   by L.F. Hoffman

2002

  • January:  A Conspiracy of Paper   by David Liss
  • February:  Tara Road   by Maeve Binchy
  • March:  Chocolat   by Joanne Harris
  • April:  Red Tent  by   Anita Diamant
  • May:  It’s Not About the Bike   by Lance Armstrong
  • June:  A Fine Balance   by Rohinton Mistry
  • July:  Corelli’s Mandolin   by Loius DeBernieres
  • August:  First Lady   by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • September:  Pigs in Heaven   by Barbara Kingsolver
  • October:  My Thomas, the Novel of Martha Jefferson’s Life   by Roberta Grimes
  • November:  Hearts and Bones   by Margaret Lawrence
  • December:  Catherwood   by Marly Youmans

2001

  • January:  The Testament   by John Grisham
  • February:  Bastard Out of Carolina   by Dorothy Allison
  • March:  The Shipping News   by E. Annie Proulx
  • April:  Horse Heaven   by Jane Smiley
  • May:  Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood   by Rebecca Wells
  • June:  At Home in Mitford   by Jan Karon
  • July:  Possession   by A.S. Byatt
  • August:  The Quilter’s Apprentice   by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • September:  Bridget Jones’ Diary   by Helen Fielding
  • October:  Plainsong   by Kent Haruf
  • November:  A Painted House   by Margaret Lawrence
  • December:  The Adams Women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters by Paul Nagel

2000  

  • April:  The Dean’s List   by Jon Hassler
  • May:  The Poisonwood Bible   by Barbara Kingsolver
  • June:  Tuesdays with Morrie   by Mitch Albom
  • July:  The Greatest Generation   by Tom Brokaw
  • August:  The Ladies of Covington Sent Their Love   by Joan A. Medlicott
  • September:  All Over But the Shoutin’   by Rick Bragg
  • October:  Midwives   by Christopher A. Bohjalian
  • November:  The Vision of Emma Blau   by Ursula Heig\
  • December:  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China   by Jung Chang