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. 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
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