Books: the Other Channel

The “Books-the-Other-Channel” book discussion group meets once a month in the library’s lower level meeting room. Books are selected by members of the group and include both fiction and non-fiction titles.  New members are always welcome to attend.  If you have any questions please e-mail or call the library at 715-546-3391 for more information.

Reading List for October 2020-September 2021

10/27/20 (Memoir) The Radium Girls by Katie Moore

11/24/20 (Fiction) The Overstory by Richard Powers

12/15/20 (Classic) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

1/26/21 (Youth) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2/23/21 (Romance) Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand

3/23/21 (Mystery) The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

4/27/21 (Regional) Run at Destruction by Lynda Drews

5/25/21 (Non-Fiction) So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo

6/22/21 (Just Because) Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

7/27/21 (Historical Fiction) The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by KM Richardson

8/24/21 (Humor) Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

9/28/21 (Inspiration) One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

Reading List for October 2019- September 2020

10/22/19 (Youth)  Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

11/26/19 (Romance) The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

12/17/19 (Mystery) Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

01/28/20 (Regional) Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

02/25/20 (Classic) Beloved by Toni Morrison

03/24/20 (Non Fiction) The Spy and the Traitor  by Ben Macintyre

04/28/20 (Historical Fiction) Island of the Sea Woman  by Lisa See

05/26/20 (Just Because) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

06/23/20 (Humor) Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

07/28/20 (Inspiration) Paddle for a Purpose  by Barb Geiger

08/25/20 (Fiction) We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves  by Karen Joy Fowler

09/22/20 (Memoir/Biography) The Grateful American  by Gary Sinese

Reading List for October 2018- September 2019

On the dates listed, meetings begins at 6:30 PM and are being held at Fika Bakery, Superior Street until further notice.

10/23/18 (Classic)  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

11/20/18 (Inspiration) Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

12/18/18 (Adventure) Call of the Wild by Jack London

01/22/19 (Historical Fiction) The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

02/26/19 (Fiction) Lincoln in the Barbo by George Saunders

03/26/19 (Biography) The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

04/23/19 (Non Fiction) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

05/28/19 (Romance) Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie

06/25/19 (Regional) Our Living Ancestors by John Bates

07/23/19 (Humor) Insomniac Dreams by Mark Gaedtke

08/27/19 (Young Adult) Strong for Potatoes by Cynthia Thayer

09/24/19 (Mystery/Thriller)The Woman in the Window  by A.J. Finn

Reading List for October 2017-September 2018
On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

10/24/17 (Adventure) Thousand-Miler Adventures on the Ice Age Trail by Melanie R. McManus

11/28/17 (Historical Fiction) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

12/19/17 (Regional) Thunder Lake Narrow Gage: The Story of Vada Williams by Harvey Huston & Gary Williams

1/23/18 (Humor) The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

2/27/18 (Fiction) Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

3/27/18 (Inspirational) On Living by Kerry Egan

4/24/18 (Classic) My Antonia by Willa Cather

5/22/18 (Romance) Miss You by Kate Eberlen

6/26/18 (Thriller/Mystery) Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

7/24/18 (Non-Fiction) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

8/28/18 (Memoir/Biography) Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance

9/25/18 (Youth) Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Reading List for October 2016-September 2017
On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

10/25/16 (Classic) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

11/15/16 (Regional) Return to Wake Robin by Marnie Mamminga

12/13/16 (Memoir/Biography) Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

1/24/17 (Non-Fiction) The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James Mitchner

2/28/17 (Adventure) Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm

3/28/17 (Historical Fiction) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

4/25/17 (Thriller/Mystery) Oxygen by Carol Cassella

5/23/17 (Youth) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

6/27/17 (Fiction) The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

7/25/17 (Inspirational) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

8/22/17 (Humor) The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

9/26/17 (Romance) Eleanore & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Reading List for Oct. 2014- Sept. 2015

On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger – 10/28/14

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – 11/18/14

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – 12/16/14

The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis – 1/27/15

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – 2/24/15

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver – 3/24/15

Blood Brothers:  The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel by Elias Chacour, David Hazard & James Baker – 4/28/15

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson – 5/26/15

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough – 6/23/15

The Divide by Matt Taibbi – 7/28/15

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler – 8/25/15

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – 9/22/15

Reading List for Oct. 2013 – September 2014

On the dates listed, meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Demmer Library:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker – 10/22/13

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – 11/19/13

Traveling Mercies:  Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott – 12/17/13

Tales of a Female Nomad:  Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman – 01/28/14

An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff – 02/25/14

Gone Girl:  a novel by Gillian Flynn – 03/25/14

The Fault in our Stars by John Green – 04/22/14

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – 05/27/14

Mrs.  Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini – 06/24/14

Harold’s Boys by Mark Gaedke – 07/22/14

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson – 08/26/14

Jewelweed:  a novel by David Rhodes – 09/23/14


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