Reading Group


Join us for our reading group. We meet at noon on the third Tuesday of the month.  Meet to discuss literature with other book lovers. There is no cost but we ask that you make a donation to The Gathering Place building fund.

Registration not required. All are welcome.

Some of us are meeting in-person
while others are meeting online.
If you wish to join online, contact us at

Our next book selections are:

September 19, 2023

August 15, 2023

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

July 18, 2023

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

June 20, 2023

White Ivy by Susie Yang

May 16, 2023

The Apprentice by Jacques Pepin

April 18, 2023

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

March 21, 2023

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

February 21, 2023

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

 January 17, 2023

West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge

 December 20, 2022

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

November 15, 2022

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

October 18, 2022

Small World by Jonathan Evision

September 20, 2022

Honor by Thrity Umrigan

August 16, 2022

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

July 19, 2022

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabell Allende

June 21, 2022

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

May 17, 2022

Have you Seen Luis Valdez By Catherine Ryan Hyde

April 19, 2022                               The Judge’s List  by John Grisham

March 15, 2022                       The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

February 22, 2022                 Sunflower Sisters by Martha all Kelly

January 18, 2022                   The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

2021 Books

December 21, 2021               Anxious People by Frederick Bachman

November 16, 2021              The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

October 20, 2021                  The Exiles by Catherine Baker Kline

September 21, 2021             The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

August 17, 2021                     That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

July 20, 2021                          The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

June  15, 2021                        Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 

May 18, 2021                          Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

April 20, 2021                        The Enchantress by Kate Quinn

March 16, 2021                      The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

February 16, 2021                 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Eagan

January  19, 2021                  The Color of Water by James McBride

      2020 Books

December 15, 2020              This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

October 20, 2020                  Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict   * this is a change.

September 22, 2020           The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

August 18, 2020                    Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

July 21, 2020                          Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

June 16, 2020                        American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

May  Book                                The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

April  Book                        Before We were Yours by Lisa Wingate

March  17, 2020               Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

February 18, 2020           A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith

January 21, 2020            The Gown by Jennifer Robson

2019 Books

December 17, 2019         The Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels

November 19, 2019         The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

October 15, 2019             Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

September 17, 2019        The Round House by Louise Erdrich

August 20, 2019              Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

July  16, 2019                  Until We are Free by Sharon Ebadi

June 18, 2019                  Glass Houses by Louise Penny

May 21, 2019                   Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

April 16, 2019                  Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

March 19, 2019               The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon  

February 19, 2019           Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani   

January 15, 2019            The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

2018 Books

December 18, 2018     Christmas in Time: Seven Stories of Christmas Through the Ages. Published by Camden Cascade.  First author is Heather Morse Alexander.

November 20, 2018    Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos

October 16, 2018        Educated by Tara Westover

September 18, 2018   Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
                                       by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

August 21, 2018          Tea Girls of Hummingbird Lake by Lisa See

July 17, 2018               As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

June 19, 2018             Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May 15, 2018              Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

April 17, 2018             The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

March 20, 2018         Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

February 20, 2018    Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

January 23, 2018      Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali 

2017 Books

December 19, 2017   The Greatest Gift  by Philip Van Doren Stern

November 21, 2017   Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

October 17, 2017   The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

September 19, 2017   It’s a Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

August 15, 2017 The Trespasser by  Tana French

July 25, 2017 My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman

June 20, 2017  Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

May 16, 2017   This date is an evening event set for 6 p.m. Barbara J. Taylor will be at The Gathering Place to discuss her books. This event is free to the public. For more in information, click here.

April 18, 2017  All Waiting is Long by Barbara Taylor

March 21, 2017  The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

February 21, 2017   Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

January 16, 2017    Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson

2016  Books

June 21  – Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

July 19 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend  by Katarina Bivald

August 16 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

September 20 – The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

October 18 – Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto 

November 15 – Beach Music by Pat Conroy

December 20 – Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall