Monthly Book Discussions

First Thursday Book Discussion – Columbia

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

  • December 2019: “The Wanderers” by Meg Howrey
    In four years, Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Three candidates must prove they’re suited for the job by spending 17 months in the most realistic simulation ever created.
  • January 2020:  “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje
    The novel’s narrator, Nathaniel Williams, reflects on the events of 1945, when he and his sister were temporarily left in the care of a mysterious London neighbor while their parents moved to Singapore.
  • February 2020: “White Houses” by Amy Bloom

First Thursday Book Discussion – Fulton

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

  • December 2019: “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
    Using many examples, the author discusses how we make decisions and how we could go about making better choices.
  • January 2020: “Rules for Visiting” by Jessica Francis Kane
    Kane’s delightful tale celebrates friendship, family, love, joy in the ordinary, finding peace, and connecting with those around us.
  • February 2020: “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Pick-Your-Own Book Club – Ashland

At the Southern Boone County Public Library.
Each month we’ll pick a theme, and you choose a book that’s related. Pick any title, and come discuss it with the group.

Silent Book Club – Columbia

At the Columbia Public Library at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday 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 warm beverages, conversations with other book lovers and one whole hour of silent reading.