A Great Place to Live

Grandview Reads

Given the same book to read, very seldom will a group of readers come away with the same experience. Some will be happy with the amount of description the author includes while others just wish he would “get on with the story”. One may find pleasure in the thought-provoking turn of a well-constructed sentence and another will find comfort in simple words reminding them of curling up in a favorite chair with a warm cup of cocoa.

A good book discussion group brings together readers of different ages, education, and backgrounds, and welcomes all points of view. Join today to add your voice to the mix. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.

Books read and those scheduled for future discussion:

Title Author Discussion Date
(to be announced) 08-2019
My three countries Anna Melgaard 07-2019
Becoming Michelle Obama 06-2019
The great alone Kristin Hannah 05-2019
Pachinko Min Jin Lee 04-2019
The lighthouse keeper’s daughter Hazel Gaynor 03-2019
Reader’s choice Tony Hillerman 02-2019
East of Eden John Steinbeck 01-2019
Station eleven Emily St. John Mandel 10-2018
Life in a jar Jack Mayer 09-2018
Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy daughter Kate Clifford Larson 08-2018
The true tails of Baker and Taylor Jan Louch 07-2018
Circling the sun Paula McLain 06-2018
Reader’s choice 05-2018
Orphan master’s son Adam Johnson 04-2018
Reader’s choice Margaret Coel 03-2018
Killers of the flower moon David Grann 02-2018
The nest Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 01-2018
Defending Jacob William Landay 11-2017
A gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles 10-2017
The last bus to wisdom Ivan Doig 09-2017
Reader’s choice Fav Author 08-2017
The zookeeper’s wife Diane Ackermange 07-2017
The handmaid’s tale Margaret Atwood 06-2017
The nightingale Kristin Hannah 05-2017
The kitchen house Kathleen Grissom 04-2017
The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared Jonas Jonasson 02-2017
The seafront tearoom Vanessa Greene 01-2017
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe 11-2016
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow 10-2016
A man called Ove Fredrick Backman 09-2016
Currently reading 08-2016
The lost German slave girl John Bailey 07-2016
The girl who wrote in silk Kelli Estes 06-2016
Currently reading 05-2016
Reader’s all-time favorite 04-2016
Reader’s choice 03-2016
Reader’s choice Ivan Doig 02-2016
Reader’s choice Jasper Fforde 01-2016
Go set a watchman Harper Lee 11-2015
The husband’s secret Liane Moriarty 10-2015
The light between oceans M. L. Stedman 09-2015
The goldfinch Donna Tarrt 08-2015
In the garden of beasts Erik Larson 07-2015
Deep dark down Héctor Tobar 06-2015
Extremely loud and incredible close Jonathan Safran Foer 05-2015
Orphan train Christina Baker Kline 04-2015
Boys in the boat Daniel James Brown 03-2015
The traitor’s wife Allison Pataki 02-2015
All the light we cannot see Anthony Doerr 01-2015
The lace reader Brunonia Barry 11-2014
The orchardist Amanda Coplin 10-2014
The red scarf Kate Furnivall 09-2014
The invention of wings Sue Monk Kidd 08-2014
The silent wife A. S. A. Harrison 07-2014
The signature of all things Elizabeth Gilbert 06-2014
The monuments men Robert M. Edsel 05-2014
The book thief Markus Zusak 04-2014
The greatest generation Tom Brokaw 03-2014
Transatlantic Colum McCann 01-2014
House rules Jodi Picoult 11-2013
The lovely bones Alice Sebold 10-2013
Blind your ponies Stanley Gordon West 09-2013
My beloved world Sonia Sotomayor 08-2013
The elephant keeper’s children Peter Høeg 07-2013
Half broke horses Jeanette Walls 02-2013
A walk in the woods Bill Bryson