Monday Book Club

The 3rd Monday book club meets the third Monday of each month at 2:00pm.  Pick up a book at the circulation desk prior to our gathering.  In October and November we choose the books for the coming year.


2024 Book Discussion Selections

January – The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan
February – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
March – Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
April – A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
May – The Boys From Biloxi by John Grisham
June – Go As a River by Shelley Read
July – The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
August – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
September – The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman
October – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
November – Say Nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Raden Keefe
December – Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
January – The Lions of 5th Avenue by Fiona Davis
February – A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich


2023 Book Discussion Selections

January – Where I Come From by Rick Bragg
February – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
March – The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin
April – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
May – Stars over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth
June – The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
July – The Sowing Season by Katie Powner
August – Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen
September – Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
October – The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
November – The Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
December – A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
January – The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan

2022 Book Discussion Selections

January – A Painted House by John Grisham
February – Little Faith by Nickolas Butler
March – Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
April – Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
May – Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
June – The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
July – The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
August – Code Girls by Liza Mundy
September – The Gown by Jennifer Robson
October – The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
November – The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson
December – Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer
January – Where I Come From by Rick Bragg

2021 Book Discussion Selections

January – Sold on a Monday by Kristina Morris
February – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
March - As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
April -News of the World by Paulette Jiles
May - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
June - The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
July - The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
August –No Book Club
September – Share what you read over the summer
October - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
November - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
December - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
January 2022 – A Painted House by John Grisham


2020 Book Discussion Selections

January – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
February – The Bettencourt Affair by Tom Sancton
March - Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
April - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown - we did not meet
May - Code Girls by Liza Mundy - we did not meet
June - The LIbrary Book by Susan Orlean - we did not meet
July - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - we did not meet
August – Book of Your Choice
September – Casting off by Nicole Dickson
October - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
November - The Dressmaker of Khair Khan by Gayle Lemmon
December - a delightful Christmas book to be choosen by director
January 2021 – Sold on Monday by Kristina Morris

2019 Book Discussion Selections

 January – American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
February – Water, Heart, Stone by Will North
March – Educated by Tara Westover
April – The Burgress Boys by Elizabeth Strout
May – An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
June – The Girl You Left Behind by Jo Jo Moyes
July – How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
August – Book of Your Choice
September – Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
October – This Blessed Earth by Ted Genoways     2019 All Iowa Read
November – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
December – Once Upon a Town by Bob Green
January 2020 – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

2018 Book Selections:

January 2018 – Call the Nurse by Mary MacLeod
February 2018 – Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
March 2018 – The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 2018 – Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
May 2018 – Rainwater by Sandra Brown
June 2018 – Wild by Cheryl Strayed
July 2018 – Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Philips
August 2018 – Share a Favorite book or what you are currently reading
September 2018 – Hearts of Horse by Molly Glass
October 2018 – Boys in the Bunk – 2018 All Iowa Read
November 2018 –– Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
December 2017 – Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
January 2017 – American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

2017 Book Selections:

January 2017 – A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
February 2017 – The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
March 2017 – Last Light Over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe
April 2017 – Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
May 2017 – The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna
June 2017 – Trials of the Earth by Mary Mann Hamilton
July 2018 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
August 2017 – Share a Favorite book or what you are currently reading
September 2017 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
October 2017 – Bottomland by Michelle Hoover – 2017 All Iowa Read
November 2017 –– The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zewin
December 2017 – The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
January 2017 – Call the Nurse by Mary MacLeod

2016 Book Selections:

January 2016 – The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
February 2016 – Angry Housewives Eating BonBons by Lorna Landvick
March 2016 – Lila by Marilyn Robinson – 2015 All Iowa Read
April 2016 –  Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
May 2016 – Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
June 2016 – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
July 2016 – Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat by Lisa Scottoline
August 2016 – Everyone Share a Favorite Book they have read
September 2016 – The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio by Terry Ryan
October 2016 – Shell Games by Jeffrey Copeland
November 2016 – The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas
December 2016 – The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
January 2017 –  The Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

2015 Book Selections:

 January 2015 – Dinner with the Smileys by Sarah Smiley
February 2015 – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
March 2015 – The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher
April 2015 – Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
May 2015 – The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
June 2015 – I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
July 2015 – The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
August 2015 – Everyone Share a Favorite Book they have read
September 2015 – The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
October 2015 – The Day After Night by Anita Diamant
November 2015 – Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas
December 2015 – The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher
January 2016 – The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

2014 Book Selections:

 January 2014 - The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
February 2014 - When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenaldt
March 2014 - O Pioneers by Willa Cather
April 2014 - My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
May 2014 - The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman
June 2014 - The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Keppel
July 2014 - A book by Nicholas Sparks
August 2014 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
September 2014 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
October  2014 - Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman
November 2014 - Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman - 2014 All Iowa Read
December 2014 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
January 2015 - Dinner with the Smileys by Sarah Smiley


2013 Book Selections:

January - Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
February - South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
March - Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
April - Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
May - Home by Marilynne Robinson
June - Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
July - Everyone is to read a book by Kristen Hannah
August - The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo
September - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schawalbe
October - The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson - 2013 All Iowa Read
November - Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong
Decemeber - An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor - We pick our 2014 Selections at our December meeting.
January 2014 - The LIttle Bookstore of the Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch

2012 Book Selections:

January - Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
February - A Book of Your Choice
March - The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond
April - Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
May - The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
June - Room by Emma Donaghue
July - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
August - Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
September - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
October - Strength in What Remains by Tracey Kidder - 2012 All Iowa Read
November - Have a LIttle Faith by Mitch Albom
December - Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

2011 Book Selections:

January - Where the River Ends by Charles Martin
February - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
March - Digging to America by Anne Tyler -  2008 All Iowa Read
April - The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
May - Don't Sing at the Table by Adriana Trigiani
June - The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
July - A Book of your choice by Elizabeth Berg
August - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
September - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
October - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
November - The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
December - Sing Them All Home by Stephanie Kallos - 2011 All Iowa Read

2010 Book Selections:

January - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
February - The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackman
March - Wish You Well by David Baldacci
April - Driftless by David Rhodes - 2010 All Iowa Read
May - Still Alice by Lisa Genova
June - Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
July - A Book of Your Choice by Jodi Picoult
August - The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
September - Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan
October - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
November - Out of Dust by Karen Hesse
December - Dewey by Vicki Myron