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.
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. 13 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Feb. 10 The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
March 9 The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
April 13 The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson
Evenings Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Jan. 21 Educated by Tara Westover
Feb. 18 Murder in an Irish Pub by Carlene O’Connor
March 17 The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradel
April 21 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Chardon Book Discussions
Evenings: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Feb. 19 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
March 18 Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
April 15 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Afternoons: Mondays, 2 p.m.
Jan 20. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
March 16 I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Geauga West Book Discussions
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Feb. 5 Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
March 4 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
April 1 Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation by Brad Riccan
Middlefield Book Discussions
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9 Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Feb. 13 In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block
March 12 Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
April 9 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Newbury Book Discussions
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Jan. 14 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Feb. 11 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
March 10 Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
April 14 The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Thompson Book Discussion
Regular Book Discussion Sundays, 2 p.m
Jan. 19 The Alice Network by Katie Quinn
Feb. 16 Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
March 15 Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
April 19 Defending Jacob by William Landay
Thompson’s “read between the wines” book discussion group
First Wednesday of the month at a local winery, 5 p.m., location TBD
Feb. 5 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
March 4 The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
April 1 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese