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

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

May 14    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
June 11   In the Garden of Beasts:
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin 
by Erik Larson
July 9      Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Aug. 13   Hero of the Empire:
The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill 
by Candice Millard 

Tuesdays: 7 p.m.
May 15     Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
June 19   The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
July 17     Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder
Aug. 21    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 

Chardon Book Discussions

Wednesdays: 7 p.m.

May 16     Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
June 20    News of the World by Paulette Jiles
July 18     Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Aug. 15   The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 

Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West
Wednesdays: 7 p.m.

May 2     The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
June 6    Stuff by Randy Frost & Gail Steketee
July 11    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Aug. 8    A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny 

Middlefield Book Discussions

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.

May 10   Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
June 14   Daughters of the Samurai by Janice P. Nimura
July 12   The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis
Aug. 9    When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 

Newbury Book Discussions

Tuesdays: 6 p.m.

May 15   Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors
June 19  A View from the Buggy by Jerry Eicher
July 17   A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Aug. 21  Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 


Thompson Book Discussions

Read between the wines book discussion group
First Wednesday of the month at a local winery, 5 p.m., location TBD
Join us at a local winery, locations to be announced as we discuss books and sip delectable vintages. 

Wednesdays: 5 p.m.
May 2   All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
            Sharon James Cellars, 11303 Kinsman Rd, Newbury, OH 44065
June 6   The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy
July 11   Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin
Aug. 1   Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart 

 “In the library” Thompson book discussion
Sundays: 2 p.m.
May 20   Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
June 17   A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
July 15   The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Aug. 19   The River at Night by Erica Ferencik