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.
May 13 The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
June 10 In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward
Hopper edited by Lawrence Block
July 8 Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Aug. 12 Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Tuesdays: 7 p.m.
May 21 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
June 18 The Good People by Hannah Kent
July 16 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Aug. 20 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Chardon Book Discussions
Mondays: 2 p.m.
May 20 A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
July 15 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Wednesdays: 7 p.m.
May 15 The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
June 19 Dodge City by Tom Clavin
July 17 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Aug. 21 The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Geauga West Book Discussions
Wednesdays: 7 p.m.
May 1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
June 5 Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman
July 3 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Aug. 7 A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Middlefield Book Discussions
Thursdays: 6 p.m.
May 9 American Fire by Monica Hesse
June 13 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
July 11 Grocery by Michael Ruhlman
Aug. 8 Code Girls by Liza Mundy
Newbury Book Discussions
Tuesdays: 6 p.m.
May 14 The Witch Elm by Tana French
June 11 There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald
July 9 Transcription by Kate Atkinson
Aug. 13 Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison
Thompson Book Discussions
Read between the wines book discussion group
Wednesdays: 5 p.m.
These book discussions are held at various local wineries each month. Check with Thompson Library Station for locations prior to discussions.
May 1 The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
June 5 The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman
July 3 Tenth of December by George Saunders
Aug. 7 When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn
In-library book discussions
Sundays: 2 p.m.
May 19 First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
June 16 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
July 21 A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Aug. 18 The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje