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.

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. 

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

Geauga West 

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