Evening Book Discussion Group

The group meets on the second Thursday of the month (excluding August) at 7:00 pm in the Library Conference Room. Books for the next meeting are available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning the Saturday after each month's meeting.

  • No meeting in August
  • Thursday, September 13: The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough - no discussion questions available
  • Thursday, October 11: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough - discussion questions from LitLovers.com
  • Thursday, November 8: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor - discussion questions from Multnomah County (Oregon) Library
  • Thursday, December 13: This month will be a holiday potluck gathering. Bring a dish - snack or dessert, homemade or store-bought - to pass and tell us the best book you read in 2018 (whether or not it was an Evening Book Discussion Group selection). At the end you'll be able to take home a list of everyone's favorites for when you're looking for something to read.
Past Book Discussion Group reads:
2018
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Behold the Dreamers
 by Imbolo Mbue
Avenue of Spies
 by Alex Kershaw
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

2017
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Nest 
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Broken for You
 by Stephanie Kallos
The Lowland
 by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

2016

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin