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 Martian by Andy Weir

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Fiction
An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. 

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Non-Fiction
Recounts the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document the disappearing North American Indian nation, offering insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate, and the posthumous discovery of his achievements.

Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Non-Fiction
The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was located on U.S military-owned acreage between 1942-1944. Its electricity usage matched that of New York City, and its population reached 75,000 - yet it didn't appear on a single map during World War II. Many new residents were women, recruited at top-dollar wages for positions from chemists to couriers. Sworn to strict secrecy protocols, they were told only that their work would ensure a swift, final World War II victory. The nuclear blast at Hiroshima at last revealed their hidden roles. The Girls of Atomic City brilliantly illuminates a long-overlooked chapter of both World War II and women's history.

Author Comparison: Isabel Allende

*FIRST THURSDAY*
Thursday, November 3, 2016 
Fiction & Non-Fiction
Many authors write in multiple genres or subject matters, this discussion will focus on Isabel Allende.  Members will select any book by Isabel Allende and we will compare and discuss her various works.

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

CANCELED: Thursday, December 8, 2016
TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE JANUARY MEETING
Non-Fiction
Explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.

Author Comparison: James A. Michener
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Fiction & Non-Fiction
Many authors write in multiple genres or subject matters, this discussion will focus on James A. Michener.  Members will select any book by James A. Michener and we will compare and discuss his various works.

At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
*FIRST THURSDAY*
Thursday, February 2, 2017 
Fiction
Set in Loch Ness, right in the middle of WWII, a foolish group of rich Americans arrive in search of the famous monster. Narrator Maddie must make sense of the circumstances that have brought her to this wild locale. Only then can she discover the strength she needs to make her own decisions.

Author Comparison: Stephen Ambrose
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Non-Fiction & Biographies
Many authors write in multiple genres or subject matters, this discussion will focus on Stephen Ambrose.  Members will select any book by Stephen Ambrose and we will compare and discuss his various works.