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Book Discussion Group

Cover to Cover, the library’s book discussion group for adults, meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM. in the library’s Riker Room. If you are interested in participating in the book discussion group, please contact Librarian Christine O'Brien.

Our featured book for April 27 is Euphoria by Lily King. 

Below is a list of books the group has read, with our average rating (we rate on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest):

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (4)
  • Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig (8.8)
  • Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (6.7)
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (8)
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (6.9)
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (9)
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (8.4)
  • Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (8.5)
  • Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart (7)
  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (7.5)
  • A Death in the Family by James Agee (7)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (9.6)
  • A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (9.)
  • The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (8.1)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (8)
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (8.6)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (7.8)
  • And the Dark, Sacred Night by Julia Glass (6.5)
  • LIght in August by William Faulkner (6.9)
  • The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (5.7)
  • Us by David Nicholls (7.1)
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (6.9)
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreigh (4.9)
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell (6.4)
  • The Blessings by Elise Juska (8.4)
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (7.6)
  • Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (7.9)
  • The Light Between Oceans by R. L. Stedman (9.1)
  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichl (8.4)
  • The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell (4.6)
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (6)
  • The Good American by Alex George (7.4)
  • Thirty Girls by Susan Minot (7.3)
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (7.7)
  • The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (8.5)
  • Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat (5.3)
  • A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (6.7)
  • The Rebellion of Jane Clark by Sally Gunning (7.6)
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (4.9)
  • Empty Stockings by Denis Hamil (8.3)
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (7.3)
  • Home by Toni Morrison (7.1)
  • Heft by Liz Moore (6.7)
  • Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (8.9)
  • The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler (6.4)
  • Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall (7.6)
  • The Absolutist by John Boyne (8.4)
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (7.5)
  • The Invisible Ones by Staf Penney (7.5)
  • The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass (6.7)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (8)
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (5.3)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (6.5)
  • Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi (9.2)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (8.1)
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (8.4)
  • The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer (2.6)
  • Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (7.2)
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (9)
  • Mudbound by Hilary Jordan (8.2)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (7.7)
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather (8.9)
  • Dark Places by gillian Flynn (6.1)
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave (8.8)
  • Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb (7.6)
  • Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth (5.1)
  • Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin (5.5)
  • Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal (6.4)
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (8)
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (6.6)
  • The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott (4.4)
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (7.5)
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (8.6)
  • Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow (7.9)
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (3.3)
  • A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva (7.5)
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard (8)
  • March by Geraldine Brooks (7.6)
  • Serena by Ron Rash (6.1)
  • Coal Run by Tawni O'Dell (5.8)
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (5.5)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by mary Ann Shaffer (8.6)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (8.5)
  • Cost by Roxana Robinson (7.4)
  • A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote and The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry (no rating)

 

 

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