Evening Book Discussion Group

The group meets on the second Thursday of the month (excluding August) at 7:00 pm in the Library Conference Room. Books for the next meeting are available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning the Saturday after each month's meeting.

  • No meeting in August
  • Thursday, September 12: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - discussion questions from ReadingGroupGuides.com
  • Thursday, October 10: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore - discussion questions from LitLovers.com
  • Thursday, November 14: This month we're doing something different. We'll be attending Guardians of Detroit author Jeff Morrison's presentation in the Community Room at 7:00 pm. Fifteen seats will be set aside for our group. RSVP  by contacting the Adult Reference Desk by phone at 248-618-7693 or stopping by next time you're at the library. If you wish to read the book before November 7, please either check out our copy or put a hold on it.
  • Thursday, December 12: Holiday potluck gathering - Bring a dish to pass - snack or dessert, homemade or store-bought - and tell us about the best book you read in 2019 (whether or not it was a Book Discussion group selection). At the end you'll have a typed-up list of everyone's favorites for when you're looking for something to read.
Past Discussion Group Reads
2019
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Love Warrior: A Memoir
by Glennon Doyle Melton
Clock Dance
 by Anne Tyler
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
 by Robin Sloan
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Martian by Andy Weir

2018
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Behold the Dreamers
 by Imbolo Mbue
Avenue of Spies
 by Alex Kershaw
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

2017
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Nest 
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Broken for You
 by Stephanie Kallos
The Lowland
 by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender