Great Reads Book Club
Great Reads Book Club is an adult reading/discussion group sponsored by the Friends of the Macomb Public Library. It meets from September through May (except for November and December) on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The book club will meet at the meeting room in the library.
All interested readers are invited to attend. Members are encouraged to read the scheduled book before the meeting to make the discussion more meaningful. This is an organization with no dues, no officers, no by-laws and just one purpose—reading and discussing good books.
A copy of the selected books can be ordered at the New Copperfields Book Service on the Macomb Square. Titles not owned by Macomb Public Library may also be requested through inter-library loan. Please try to submit requests at least 4 weeks before a title’s discussion date. Also, if the books is available as an eBook, our library will order a copy.
2019 – 20 Schedule:
July 17: (Wednesday) “The New Iberia Blues” by James Lee Burke. Discussion led by Dave Vawter. Summer Book Discussion and Pot luck — 5:45 p.m. at Vawters, 626 S. Randolph St. Bring a dish to share.
September 11: “Go, Went, Gone” by Jenny Erpenbeck. Discussion led by Mary Elizabeth Vos.
October 9: “Educated” by Tara Westover. Discussion led by Becky Parker.
November 13: “When the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Discussion led by Sandy Shearer.
December: Christmas Party—joint meeting with the Mystery Book Club TBA
January 8: “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. Discussion leader Lois Ganyard.
February 19: “The Line Becomes a Rive: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantu. Discussion led by Sandy Nelson.
March 11: “Americannah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Discussion led by Polly Upton.
April 8: “Washington Black” by Ese Edugyan. Discussion led by Mirian Swisher. (cancelled)
May 13: “There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald” by Casey Gerald. Discussion led by Morris Vox. (cancelled)
At the March meeting members nominate books for the next year and vote on the nominees at the April meeting.