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. 

Jan. 14     Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 
Feb. 11     Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 
March 11  American Fire by Monica Hesse 
April 8      Daughters of the Samurai by Janice P. Nimura 


Tuesdays: 7 p.m. 

Dec. 18        The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel 
Jan. 15        Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 
Feb. 19       The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan 
March 19    Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 
April 16       Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 

Chardon Book Discussions


Wednesdays: 7 p.m. 

Dec. 19     Annual social event        
Jan. 16     Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 
Feb. 20     The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 
March 20  Beartown by Fredrik Backman 
April 17    Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 

Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West 

Wednesdays: 7 p.m. 

Jan. 2        The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend    by Katarina Bivald 
Feb. 6        News of the World  by Paulette Jiles 
March 6     The Woman in Cabin 10  by Ruth Ware 
April 3        The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 

Middlefield Book Discussions


Thursdays: 6 p.m. 

Jan. 10        Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson 
Feb. 14        Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard 
March 14     Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan 
April 11       Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 

Newbury Book Discussions


Tuesdays: 6 p.m. 

Jan. 15     We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter 
Feb. 19     Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
March 19    The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson 
April  16    The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin 

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. 6   Neon Rain by James Lee Burke 
March 6   The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson 
April 3   Open Season by C. J. Box  

Thompson Library Station book discussion group 
Sundays, 2 p.m. 

Jan. 20  The Ruins by Scott Smith 
Feb. 17 Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton 
Mar. 17  Vox by Christina Dalcher 
April 28  Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent