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Events & Classes: Lunchtime Book Discussion

The Lunchtime Book Discussion group meets on the third Thursday of the month at Noon. We usually meet in the library's Conference Room; however, we occasionally meet in Waldomore.  We read thought-provoking titles, usually fiction, with the goal of stimulating a spirited discussion.  The discussion usually lasts 45 minutes, leaving plenty of time to stop in on your lunch hour. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the featured book and come to the discussion to get the next month's title. Anyone is welcome to join the group.

 

Upcoming Reads for 2016-2017

  • July 20, 2017 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • August 17, 2017 - Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
  • September 21, 2017 - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • October 19, 2017 - The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
  • November 16, 2017 - The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • December 21, 2017  - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 

Lunchtime Book Discussion Reading List

The following is a list of books read by various members of the Lunchtime Book Discussion Group over the course of the year. Books available at the library are marked with links to more information about the title.

If a star precedes the title, this represents the number of times a book has been read. (This does not include the monthly discussion book.)

Title

Author

Wintering

Peter Geye

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedit Arnold & the fate of the American Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick

Bread for the Journey: Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

Henri J. M. Nouwen

Fifty Ways to Wear a Scarf

Lauren Friedman

The Joy of His Presence

Salesian Inspirational Books

Five Minutes with the Word: Advent 2016

Joe Difato

Homegoing

Y'a'a Gyasi

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

Kingdom, Grace, Judgement: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus

Robert Farrar Capon

100 Things to do in Pittsburgh Before You Die

Beth Geisler

A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a writing life

Pat Conroy

Today Will Be Different

Maria Stemple

Queen of Broken Hearts

Cassandra King

H is for Hawk

Helen MacDonald

Aging as a Spiritual Practice

Lewis Richmond

Year of Wonders

Geraldine Brooks

Idaho

Emily Ruskovich

The Martian

Andy Weir

A More Christ-like God

Bradley Jersak

Baby Bling

Elle James

Dear Life

Alice Munro

The Pearl

John Steinbeck

A Checklist for Self-Editing Your Work

Bryan Collins

The Mare

Mary Gitskill

The Book of Speculation

Erika Swyler

Last Bus to Wisdom

Ivan Doig

Lynching: Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

News of the World

Paulette Jiles

The Horse: The Epic History of our Noble Companion

Wendy Williams

Bel Canto

Ann Pratchett

The Wandering Bill: Vol 2 of Berrybender Narratives

Larry McMurtry

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

Joshua Becker

Carlisle: Where the Quest Began . . . Journey to the White Clouds

Wallace J. Swenson

Kovel's Price Guide 2017 Antiques & Collectables

Terry & Kim Kovel

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Peter Wohlleben

A Free State

Tom Piazza

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

Daniel Chamovitz

Lion

Saroo Brierley

History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund

Maud's Line

Margaret Verble

Upstream

Mary Oliver

*The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem

Bradley Jersak

Patmos

C. Baxter Kruger

Blog for Profit

Kate McKibbon

Suicide Forest

Eduard Joseph

101 Proven Writing Prompts

Bryan Collins

15 Ways to Be a Happier Introvert

Aseda Dankwa

5 Ways to Change Your Life

Theo Kay

Poverty Do You See It?

Kennie Kayoz

5 Ways to Conquer Chaos

Jennifer Wilkes

Unlock Your Bible

Steve McVey

When Mischief Came to Town

Katrina Nannestad

Coal River

Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Past

Tessa Hadley

Everyday Cook: this time It's personal

Alton Brown

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, & More Creative

Florence Williams

Truevine: 2 Brothers, a Kidnapping, & a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Beth Macy

The Stargazer's Sister (Caroline Herschel)

Carrie Browm

The Promise of Jesse Woods

Chris Fabry

Corvette - by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Publications International

The Art of Flower Arranging

Paula Pryke, OBE

Food Health and Happiness

Oprah Winfrey

The Inheritance: Family on Front Liines of Battle Against Alzheimers

Niki Kapsambelli

Fauna & Family: An Account of the Durrell Family of Corfu

Gerald Durrell

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips

On Living

Kerry Egan

The following is a list of books read by various members of the Lunchtime Book Discussion Group over the course of the year. Books available at the library are marked with links to more information about the title.

If a star precedes the title, this represents the number of times a book has been read. (This does not include the monthly discussion book.)

As of January 21, 2016

As of March 17, 2016

As of May 19, 2016

As of June 16, 2016

As of July 28, 2016

As of October 21, 2016

As of December 15, 2016

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the Lunchtime Book Discussion, please contact the Discussion Group leader, Catherine Clevenger.

She can be reached by contacting the library at 304-627-2236 or by email cathy.clevenger@clark.lib.wv.us