Book discussion groups and kits

Reading and literary socializing go hand-in-hand at GCPL book discussions. Check out any of the following books at the library a few weeks in advance of the scheduled discussion and enjoy. We’ve got plenty of copies because we know we’ve got plenty of readers. Discussions are open to anyone who loves to read and share ideas. And, for power readers, GCPL also offers the 100 book challenge… Read 100 books in two years, and you’ll earn a fleece jacket. Many of the books on book discussion lists are part of the challenge. Learn more about the 100 Book Challenge.

Book discussion kits for local book clubs

Along with our in-library reading and discussion circles, GCPL also offers kits of regular and large-print titles for non-library discussion groups. If you belong to a book discussion group that meets outside of the library, check out how we can help you.

Bainbridge Book Discussions


Mondays: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sept. 9 Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman
Oct. 14 Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
Nov. 11 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Dec. 9 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Evenings Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
by Stephanie Land
Oct. 15 This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Nov. 19 The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
Dec. 17 Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia by Jennifer McGaha

Chardon Book Discussions


Afternoons Mondays, 2 p.m.

Sept. 16 Educated by Tara Westover
Nov. 18 The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Evenings Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sept. 18 A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Oct. 16 The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
Nov. 20 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Oct. 2 – The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Nov. 6 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Dec. 4 – The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Middlefield Book Discussions


Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Sept. 12 In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family
in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
Oct. 10 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Nov. 14 Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Dec. 12 The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Newbury Book Discussions


Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

Sept. 10 I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Oct. 8 The Child by Fiona Barton
Nov. 12 Tenth of December by George Saunders
Dec. 10 Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

Thompson Book Discussion


Regular Book Discussion Sundays, 2 p.m
Sept. 15 Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Oct. 20 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Nov. 17 Refugee by Alan Gratz
Dec. 15 Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Read Between the Wines Book Discussion Group Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
Discussions will be held at various local wineries. Check with Thompson Library Station for locations prior to discussions. No registration required.

Sept. 4 The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Oct. 2 Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
Nov. 6 The Vineyard by María Dueñas
Dec. 4 The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders