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 2019:

  • January 10:  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City / Matthew Desmond
  • February 14:  The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead
  • March 14: Class Mom / Laurie Gelman
  • April 11: Tangerine / Christine Mangan
  • May 9: The Widows of Malabar Hill / Sujata Massey
  • June 13: Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory / Lydia Reeder
  • July 11: Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover
  • August 8: If You Leave Me / Crystal Hana Kim
  • September 12: The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible / A. J. Jacobs
  • October 10: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge / Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • November 14: Only Child / Rhiannon Navin
  • December 12: Carnegies’ Maid / Marie Benedict



  • January :  The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir / Dee Williams
  • February:  1000 White Women / Jim Fergus
  • March: The Round House / Louise Erdrich
  • April: Hillbilly Elegy / J. D. Vance
  • May: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry / Rachel Joyce
  • June: H Is for Hawk / Helen Macdonald
  • July: The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood
  • August: The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House / Daniel Mark Epstein
  • September: The Half-Drowned King / Linnea Hartsuyker
  • October: 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: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption / Bryan Stevenson
  • December: Summer Hours at the Robbers Library / Sue Halpern


  • 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
  • August: Queen of the Air / Dean Jensen
  • September: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil / John Berendt
  • October: Women of the Silk / Gail Tsukiyama
  • November:  Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight / Alexandra Fuller
  • December:  The Devil in the White City / Erik Larson