Monthly Book Discussions

First Thursday Book Discussion

At the Columbia Public Library at noon on the first Thursday of each month.

February 2018: “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler
Red and Abby, in their late 70s, are the last of the three generations of Whitshanks remaining at the Baltimore home occupied by the family since the 1920s. Since they are unwilling to leave the home, their children face the sandwich generation’s dilemma of how to raise their own children while caring for aging parents as well.

March 2018: Reader’s choice of a book by a local female author
Mid-Missouri is home to many women writers who have published a wide range of works, from the self-published memoir to nationally recognized, award-winning fiction. Pick your favorite and share with the group.

April 2018: “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi
As Islamic fundamentalists were conducting morality raids and seizing control of Iranian universities, the teacher, Nafisi, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics.

First Wednesday Book Discussion

At the Callaway County Public Library at noon on the first Wednesday of each month.

February 2018: Delicious reads
Pick a book, fiction or nonfiction, that is food-related to read and share with the group.

March 2018: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo.
It’s time for spring cleaning. This book might help.

April 2018: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance
Vance’s memoir of growing up in poverty, joining the Marines, and eventually earning a law degree from Yale takes a serious look at American society.

Pick-Your-Own-Book Club

At the Southern Boone County Public Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  We pick a theme, and you choose a book that’s related. Pick any fiction or nonfiction title to read, and then come discuss it with the group.

February 2018 theme: “weather or not”

Silent Book Club

At the Columbia Public Library at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

Join the most casual book club in town — there’s no required reading! B.Y.O.B. (bring your own book, that is), and enjoy coffee and cookies, conversations with other book lovers and one whole hour of silent reading.