Monthly Book Discussions

First Thursday Book Discussion – Columbia

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

  • June 2019: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin
    In this novel set in 1969, a traveling psychic claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The four Gold children — all teens on the cusp of self-awareness — sneak out to hear the fortunes that will inform their lives for the next five decades.
  • No July meeting due to holiday
  • August 2019: “Euphoria” by Lily King
    Isolated, frustrated with his research and haunted by his brothers’ deaths, anthropologist Andrew Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues pulls him back from the brink.

First Thursday Book Discussion – Fulton

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

    • June 2019: “Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt
      Experience a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we’ve been and the far reaches of where we’re heading.
    • July 2019 (meeting second Thursday of July due to Independence Day holiday): “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel
      This exceptional story examines the imperfection and humanity of America’s heroic astronauts, their wives and their families.
    • August 2019: “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon
      In this novel, a man witnesses his grandfather’s deathbed confessions, including his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II and the space program, as well as other long-buried family history.