Morning Book Group

The Morning Book Group meets on the 2nd Thursday at 9:30. No registration is required, all are welcome. A limited supply of books is available for checkout at the circulation desk.

2024

  • January 11 – The Midnight Library / Matt Haig
  • February 8 – The Maid / Nita Prose
  • March 14 – The Dictionary of Lost Words / Pip Williams
  • April 11 – The Secret Keeper of Jaipur / Alka Joshi
  • May 9 – The Finder of Forgotten Things / Sarah Loudin Thomas
  • June 13 – The Judge’s List / John Grisham
  • July 11 – One, Two, Three / Laurie Frankel
  • August 8 – South of the Buttonwood Tree / Heather Webber
  • September 12 – Remarkably Bright Creatures / Shelby Van Pelt
  • October 10 – The Lies I Tell / Julie Clark
  • November 14 – Mad Honey / Jodi Picoult
  • December 12 – The Woman in the Library / Sulari Gentill

PAST SELECTIONS

2023

  • January 12 – Thistle and Twigg / Mary Saums
  • February 9 – The Last Flight / Julie Clark
  • March 9 – Harry’s Trees / Jon Cohen
  • April 13 – The Operator / Gretchen Berg
  • May 11 – The Henna Artist / Alka Joshi
  • June 8 – Simon the Fiddler / Paulette Jiles
  • July 13 – The Lost Apothecary / Sarah Penner
  • August 10 – Switchboard Soldiers / Jennifer Chiaverini
  • September 14 – The Measure / Nikki Erlick
  • October 12 – Black Cake / Charmaine Wilkerson
  • November 9 – Where the Heart Is / Billie Letts
  • December 14 – In Such Good Company / Carol Burnett

2022

  • January  – The Immortalists / Chloe Benjamin
  • February – The Last Bookaneer / Matthew Pearl
  • March – Sourdough / Robin Sloan
  • April – The Dutch House / Ann Patchett
  • May  – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek / Kim Michele Richardson
  • June  – The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free / Paulina Bren
  • July – The Children Act / Ian McEwan
  • August – The Paris Library / Janet Skeslien Charles
  • September – The Vanishing Half / Brit Bennet
  • October – Inland / Téa Obreht
  • November – Treasure Island / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • December – London’s Number One Dog-Walking Agency / Kate MacDougall

2021

  • January –  Bowlaway / Elizabeth McCracken
  • February – Three Weeks with My Brother / Nicholas Sparks
  • March – Warlight / Michael Ondaatje
  • April – Three Things About Elsie / Joanna Cannon
  • May – Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive / Stephanie Land
  • June – The Turner House/ Angela Flournoy
  • July – The Pumpkin Rollers / Elmer Kelton
  • August – The Land Remembers / Ben Logan
  • September – Circe / Madeline Miller
  • October – The Last Ballad / Wiley Cash
  • November – The Hearts of Men / Nickolas Butler
  • December – Mexican Gothic / Silvia Moreno-Garcia

2020

  • January – A Spool of Blue Thread / Anne Tyler
  • February – A Well-Behaved Woman / Therese Anne Fowler
  • March – Eternal Life / Dara Horn
  • April – Cancelled
  • May – Cancelled
  • June – Cancelled
  • July – The Whole Town’s Talking/ Fannie Flagg
  • August – The Lager Queen of Minnesota / J. Ryan Stradal
  • September – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone / Lori Gottlieb
  • October – Fools and Mortals / Bernard Cornwell
  • November – Washington Black / Esi Edugyan
  • December – Tidelands / Philippa Gregory

2019

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

2018

  • 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

2017

  • 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 / Daisy Goodwin

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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