Monthly Book Discussions

First Thursday Book Discussion – Columbia

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

  • October 2019: “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan
    Lois codes software for a San Francisco robotics company, surviving on nutritive gel and suffering from burnout until an about-to-be-deported acquaintance entrusts her with the care of his mysterious sourdough starter and the delicious bread she bakes changes the course of her life. (“Sourdough is this year’s One Read runner-up title.)
  • November 2019: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
    Discuss Gladwell’s argument that success is rooted in family upbringing, birthplace or even birth date instead of intelligence and ambition.

First Thursday Book Discussion – Fulton

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

  • October 2019: “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan
    Lois codes software for a San Francisco robotics company, surviving on nutritive gel and suffering from burnout until an about-to-be-deported acquaintance entrusts her with the care of his mysterious sourdough starter and the delicious bread she bakes changes the course of her life. (“Sourdough is this year’s One Read runner-up title.)
  • November 2019: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
    Set in Bolshevik-era Russia, in 1922, this novel tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, sentenced to house arrest in the attic of a grand hotel where he unexpectedly experiences emotional discoveries.

Holts Summit Community Book Discussion

At the Holts Summit 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.

  • Theme for October 7, 5:30 p.m.: “fall into a book”
  • Theme for November 4, 5:30 p.m.: “gobble up a good book”

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.

  • Theme for October 22, 6 p.m.: “fall silent”
  • Theme for November 19, 6 p.m.: “turning back the clock”

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.