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.

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. 10     The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens 

Oct. 8        Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup 

Nov. 12       A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler      

Dec. 10       A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway                                   

Tuesdays: 7 p.m. 

Sept. 18      Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe by Dawn Tripp 

Oct. 16       The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu 

Nov. 20        The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall 

Dec. 18        The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel 

Chardon Book Discussions

Wednesdays: 7 p.m.

Sept. 19   Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 

Oct. 17     The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 

Nov. 28   Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts 

Dec. 19     Annual social event 




Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West
Wednesdays: 7 p.m. 

Sept. 5     Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken by Laura Schenone  

Oct. 3      The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton  

Nov. 7      Lost City of Z by David Grann  

Dec. 5      Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck  

Middlefield Book Discussions

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 13    Lost City of Z by David Grann  

Oct. 11     A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King 

Nov. 8     Seal Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin 

Dec. 13   Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 



Newbury Book Discussions

Tuesdays: 6 p.m.

Sept. 18     A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

Oct. 16      The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman 

Nov. 20     Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline 

Dec. 18     Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline  




Thompson Book Discussions

Sundays: 2 p.m.  

Sept. 16       Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney 

Oct. 21        The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn 

Nov. 18        Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 

Dec. 16        The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor 

Thompson’s “read between the wines” book discussion group 
Wednesdays: 5 p.m. at a local winery, location to be announced 

Sept. 5         The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 

Oct. 3          Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna 

Nov. 7         The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell 

Dec. 5          All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr