Morning Book Group

As of August 2020, in person book discussions are cancelled. However, each month’s title will still be available for checkout.

Selections for 2021:

  • January 14: Bowlaway / Elizabeth McCracken
  • February 11: Three Weeks with My Brother / Nicholas Sparks
  • March 11: Warlight / Michael Ondaatje
  • April 8: Three Things About Elsie / Joanna Cannon
  • May 13: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive / Stephanie Land
  • June 10: The Song of the Jade Lily / Kirsty Manning
  • July 8: The Pumpkin Rollers / Elmer Kelton
  • August 12: The Land Remembers / Ben Logan
  • September 9: Circe / Madeline Miller
  • October 14: The Last Ballad / Wiley Cash
  • November 11: The Hearts of Men / Nickolas Butler
  • December 9: Mexican Gothic / Silvia Moreno-Garcia

PAST SELECTIONS

2020:

  • January 9: A Spool of Blue Thread / Anne Tyler
  • February 13: A Well-Behaved Woman / Therese Anne Fowler
  • March 12: Eternal Life / Dara Horn
  • April 9: Cancelled
  • May 14: Cancelled
  • June 11: Cancelled
  • July 9: The Whole Town’s Talking/ Fannie Flagg
  • August 13: The Lager Queen of Minnesota / J. Ryan Stradal
  • September 10: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone / Lori Gottlieb
  • October 8: Fools and Mortals / Bernard Cornwell
  • November 12: Washington Black / Esi Edugyan
  • December 10: Tidelands / Philippa Gregory

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: 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   by 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