Book Club

What We're Reading


A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
To be discussed: Wednesday, December 2nd, 5 to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Selections:
January 6th – Everything I Never Told You by Celester Ng
February 3rd – We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

About Us

When we meet:  The Cortland Free Library Book Discussion group meets at the library on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m.  If a holiday happens to fall on the first Wednesday of the month, we generally push our meeting back to the second Wednesday of the month. During the summer we will meet on the first Thursday of every month.

What we read:  We are an open-minded group with varied tastes.  Thus far, we’ve read literary fiction, a mystery, chick lit, lab lit, nonfiction, biographies, and young adult fiction (see a list of our past selections below).  We take turns submitting ideas, then vote as a group. As a rule, we only select a title if there are enough copies of it available in the Finger Lakes Library System to accommodate everyone in the group.

What to expect:  Our meetings are pretty relaxed.  It is no big deal if you miss a meeting every so often and it is acceptable if, on occasion, you show up without having finished the entire book.  We welcome strong opinions and it is o.k. to disagree with others, we just ask that everyone is respectful of others.

Who is welcome:  Bookworms, young professionals, old professionals, stay-at-home moms/dads, retirees…everyone!  Just come with a good attitude and an open mind!

Contact Jenny Clark or Jaymie Closson by email for more information or questions: 


Past Selections

November 2015 – Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
October 2015 – Pick a Novel by Janet Evanovich
September 2015 – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
August 2015 - Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
July 2015 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

June 2015 – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
May 2015 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April 2015 – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
March 2015 – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
February 2015 – The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
January 2015 – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
December 2014 – Books with interesting settings, like Paris by Edward Rutherfurd 
November 2014 – The Accident by Chris Pavone
October 2014 – Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
September 2014  - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
August 2014 – Bill Warrington's Last Chance by James King
July 2014 – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2014 – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
May 2014 – Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
April 2014 – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
March 2014 – Bossypants by Tina Fey
February 2014 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
January 2014 – When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
December 2013 – The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
November 2013 - My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
October 2013 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
September 2013 – The Lives They Left Behind by Darby Penney
August 2013 - In Its Time by Nancy Rehkugler
July 2013 - Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
June 2013 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
May 2013 - Arcadia by Lauren Groff
April 2013 - Read a biography about the Women’s Suffragist of your choice!
March 2013 – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
February 2013 - Solar by Ian McEwan
January 2013 - In One Person by John Irving
December 2012 - The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson
November 2012 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
October 2012 - In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
September 2012 - A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
August 2012 - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede
July 2012 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
June 2012 - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
May 2012 - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
April 2012 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman