Book Club

The Marshall Library's Book Club  meets on the third Tuesday of every other month, from 6:30-8pm. (We are meeting virtually during the pandemic.)
Teens and adults are welcome to join us for great discussions and snacks! There is no charge to join.
Please RSVP to staff@marlib.org or call 608-655-3123.
Please have each book read by the meeting date.

Current Selection:

Tues. May 18th, 6:30pm

Educated by Tara Westover


Educated

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. -- goodreads

 

Tues. July 20th, 6:30pm

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kitchen House

When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.  Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk. -- goodreads

Tues. September 21st, 6:30pm

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Smart, warm, and uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . the only way to survive is to open your heart. -- goodreads
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Books we have previously read:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Parkland by Dave Cullen
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
The Pearl That Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Dry by Jane Harper