Book Discussions

Girl Reading Statue

The Book Discussion Group meets seven times a year to discuss books ranging from classics and nonfiction to recently published works. The selections were chosen for their ability to encourage lively and interesting discussion. The group meets the second Tuesday of discussion months at 2:00pm. All club members are encouraged to join!

Book Location
September 10 The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Herrick District Library
October 8 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass
Herrick District Library
November 12 Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
Herrick District Library
January 14 Priceless
by Robert Wittman
Herrick District Library
February 11 Pachinko
by Min Jin Lee
Herrick District Library
March 10 Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover
Herrick District Library
April 14 My Antonia
by Willa Cather
June 9 Whiskey & Charlie
by Annabel Smith
Herrick District Library

Past Selections:


  • Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Acherman
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen


  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Cline
  • Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
  • Defending Jacob by William Landry
  • Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • So Big by Edna Ferber
  • An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


  • Honolulu by Alan Brennart
  • Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard
  • The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Cycling Home from Siberia by Rob Lilwall
  • The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  • Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
  • Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson


  • Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
  • The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  • You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers
  • Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein