Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:15  to 10:15 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation. No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

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

Selections for 2018:

  • January 11:  The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir / Dee Williams
  • February 8:  1000 White Women / Jim Fergus
  • March 8: The Round House / Louise Erdrich (Wisconsin Reads Event)
  • April 12: Hillbilly Elegy / J. D. Vance
  • May 10: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry / Rachel Joyce
  • June 14: H Is for Hawk / Helen Macdonald
  • July 12: The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood
  • August 9: The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House / Daniel Mark Epstein
  • September 13: The Half-Drowned King / Linnea Hartsuyker
  • October 11: Amarcord-Marcella Remembers: The Remarkable Life Story of the Woman Who Started Out Teaching Science in a Small Town in Italy, but Ended Up Teaching America How to Cook Italian / Marcella Hazan
  • November 8: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption / Bryan Stevenson
  • December 13: TBD



  • January: The Boys in the Boat / Daniel Brown
  • February:  The Lace Reader / Brunonia Barry
  • March:   A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy / Sue Klebold
  • April:  What She Left Behind  / Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • May:  Driftless / David Rhodes
  • June:  Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 / Daniel Brown
  • July:  A Man Called Ove / Fredrik Backman
  • August:  When Breath Becomes Air / Paul Kalanithi
  • September:  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand / Helen Simonson
  • October:  The Silent Land / Graham Joyce
  • November:  They Left Us Everything: A Memoir / Plum Johnson
  • December:  Victoria   by Daisy Goodwin


  • January:  Garden of Stones / Sophie Littlefield
  • February:  Finding Nouf / Zoe Ferraris
  • March:  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lesson from the Crematory / Caitlin Doughty
  • April:  Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune / Bill Dedman
  • May:  Margot / Jillian Cantor
  • June:  The Elegance of the Hedgehog / Muriel Barbery
  • July:  The Paris Architect / Charles Belfoure
  • August:  Population: 485 / Michael Perry
  • September:  The Paying Guests / Sarah Waters
  • October:  Still Alice / Lisa Genova
  • November:  The Children’s Blizzard / David Laskin
  • December:  Our Souls at Night / Kent Haruf


  • January:  Limping Through Life: a Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir / Jerry Apps
  • February:  The Astronaut Wives Club / Lily Koppel
  • March:  Someone / Alice McDermott
  • April:   Wave / Sonali Deraniyagala
  • May:  Garlic and Sapphires / Ruth Reichl
  • June:   Burial Rites / Hannah Kent
  • July:  Pretty Birds / Scott Simon
  • November:  Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight / Alexandra Fuller
  • December:  The Devil in the White City / Erik Larson