Book Club

Our book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and reads a wide variety of books.

If you are interested in joining our group, just stop by the library and ask for the current selection. The books are provided on loan to us by the Potter-Tioga Library System.

Current book: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.

Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate.

Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.



Other Books We’ve Read:


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Body in the Clouds by Ashley Hay

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

The Courtier’s Secret by Donna Russo Morin

Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth

The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline

Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Dragon House by John Shors

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver & Priscilla Warner

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hitchhiking with Larry David by Paul Samuel Dolman

Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett

Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Hush by Kate White

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith

Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott

Life on the Color Line by Gregory Howard Williams

The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Mozart’s Last Aria by Matt Rees

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

My Life in France by Julia Child

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio

A Rare Titanic Family by Julie Williams

The Rebellion of Jane Clark by Sally Gunning

The Red Tent by Anita Diamont

The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart

Room by Emma Donoghue

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Sounds Like Crazy by Shana Mahaffey

Speaking in Tungs by Karla M. Jay

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Time In Between by Maria Duenas

To the End of the Land by David Grossman

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran

The White Garden by Stephanie Barron

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman