Book Club

Join a growing group of readers from the Wilsonville area to discuss a wide variety of books. These monthly discussions are informal in nature and are facilitated by group members.

Meetings are held in the library on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Come share your thoughts about these titles and bring suggestions of your favorite authors and titles for future meetings.

Upcoming titles:

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Winner of the 2006 National Book Award. The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. He follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived—those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave—Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression.

The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Thursday, May 14, 2015
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.


How We Got to Now by Steve Johnson
Thursday, July 9, 2015
In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life.


Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Thursday, August 13, 2015
New York Times bestselling novel of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis. A vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain disorder called "left neglect."