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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.

Coming Up: Our featured book for Thursday, November 16 is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  

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)

  • Sparta by Roxana Robinson ( 8.1
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (8.7)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy(7.8)
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (8.6)
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (7.3)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (8.6)
  • Euphoria by Lily King (5.3)
  • 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)

 

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