Book Discussion

Monthly Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room for lively and meaningful discussion of the book of the month.  Friends are welcome to come and join us for a cup of coffee with others who enjoy reading good books. 


Below is a listing of books read and to be read since January 2012:

  • January 2012: City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • February: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
  • March: Home by Marilynne Robinson
  • April: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • May: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  • June:  Anthill by E. O. Wilson
  • July: The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • September:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • October: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • November:  A different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley
  • January 2013: - Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.
  • Februrary: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilderson
  • March: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • April: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • May: The Road to Wellville by T. C. Boyle
  • June: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  • September: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • October: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  • November: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman 
  • January 21, 2014:A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Iriving
  • February 25: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • March 18: Then Again by Diane Keaton
  • April 22:  The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
  • May 20:  The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • June 17:  The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • September 16: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • October 21: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • November 18: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown


  • January 20, 2015: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • February 17, 2015: Let the great World Spin by Solum McCann
  • April 21, 2015: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • May 19, 2015: The Magician's Assistant by An Patchett
  • June 23, 2015: An Invisible Thread: the true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny: by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
  • No meetings in July or August
  • Spetember 15, 2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • October 20, 2015:  Deep Down Dark, The Untold Stories of 33 Men buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Sets Them Free by Hector Tobar
    • NOTE: Chautauqua Institution will coelcome Hector Tobar on Thursday, August 6 and Anthony Doerr on Thursday, August 13.  See their schedule for details.
  • November 17, 2015: Rainwater by Sandra Brown


  • January 19, 2016: The Road to Character by David Brooks
  • February 23: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
  • March 15: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • April 26: Praise Be To You, On Care for Our Common House, by Pope Francis
  • May 17: The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell
  • June 15: American Rust by Philipp Meyer
  • September 27: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • October 18: The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
  • November 22: Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson


  • January 24:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • February 28:Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • March 28: Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • April 25:Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
  • May 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • September 19: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • October 17: Fear of the Other by William Willimon
  • November 21: The Unlikely Polgramage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce


  • January 16:  Everybodys's Fool by Richard Russo
  • February 20:Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
  • March 20: The Point Is by Lee Eisenbert
  • April 17:Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • May 15: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • June 19: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • September 18: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels
  • October 16: The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
  • November 20: Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann


  • January 22:  12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  • February 19: Rules of Civility by Armor Towles
  • March 19: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thomson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
  • April:  No Meeting
  • May 21: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
  • June 25:  Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Contact Barbara Badame for more information.