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.

Bainbridge Book Discussions

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

Jan. 8 – Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Feb. 12 – 
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
March 12 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
April 9 – A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Tuesdays: 7 p.m.

Jan. 16 – In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Feb. 20 – Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
March 20  – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
April 17 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Thursdays are murder book discussion
Thursdays: 7 p.m.

Jan. 11 – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Feb. 8 – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
March 8 – Title TBD
April 12  – Title TBD


Chardon Book Discussions

Wednesdays: 7 p.m.

Jan. 17 – Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Gail Steketee and Randy Frost
Feb. 21 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 21 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
April 18 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 16 – Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West
Wednesdays: 7 p.m.

Jan. 3     The Astronaut Wives Club  by Lily Koppel
Feb. 7     Daughters of the Samurai  by Janice Nimura
March 7  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
April 4    The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
May 2     The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Middlefield Book Discussions

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 – The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
Feb. 8 – Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family by Laura Schenone
March 8 – Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
April 12 – LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Newbury Book Discussions

Tuesdays: 6 p.m.

Jan. 16 – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Feb. 20 – The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley
March 20 – The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
April  17 –  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


Thompson Book Discussions

Read between the wines book discussion group
First Wednesday of the month at a local winery, 5 p.m., location TBD

Feb. 7 – The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
March 7 – Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik
April 4 – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
May 2 – All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jan Anders

Thompson – at Thompson Library Station
Sundays: 2 p.m.

Jan. 21 – Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
Feb. 18 – In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
March 18 – First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
April 15 –  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
May 20 – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett