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.

Jan. 13 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Feb. 10 The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
March 9 The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
April 13 The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson

Evenings Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Jan. 21     Educated by Tara Westover 
Feb. 18    Murder in an Irish Pub by Carlene O’Connor 
March 17  The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradel 
April 21    Beartown by Fredrik Backman 

Chardon Book Discussions


Evenings: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Jan. 15    The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan 
Feb. 19    Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 
March 18  Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney  
April 15    Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Afternoons: Mondays, 2 p.m. 

Jan 20.     How to Stop Time by Matt Haig 
March 16  I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon 

Geauga West Book Discussions

Geauga West

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Jan. 8      Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 
Feb. 5     Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig 
March 4   Beartown by Fredrik Backman 
April 1     Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation by Brad Riccan

Middlefield Book Discussions


Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Jan. 9       Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel 
Feb. 13     In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block 
March 12  Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan  
April 9      Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Thompson Book Discussion


Regular Book Discussion Sundays, 2 p.m
Jan. 19   The Alice Network by Katie Quinn 
Feb. 16   Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 
March 15 Lady Killers by Tori Telfer 
April 19   Defending Jacob by William Landay

Thompson’s “read between the wines” book discussion group
First Wednesday of the month at a local winery, 5 p.m., location TBD

Feb. 5     Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
March 4  The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 
April 1    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese