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The Upshur County Public Library’s Book Club began in September, 2017.  It generally meets on the first Thursday of each month, barring holidays.  They try and read a combination of both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Upcoming Reads

Here is the list of books the book club has tentatively scheduled to read over the next few months.  Take a look at our catalog in order to find a copy of these books to read.  All books should also be available in eBook or eAudiobook format on WVReads and WVDeli as well. A themed month is a month where members pick books on their own to read on a particular theme (i.e. in February, reading romance fiction), then at the meeting where they discuss about the book, each one gives a little talk about the book they picked.

Date to be ReadBook TitleAuthor
October 2021American DirtJeanine Cummins
November 2021Reader's Choice - (Holiday Themed book)
December 2021Lilac GirlsMartha Hall Kelly
January 2022The Elegance of the HedgehogMuriel Barbery

If you are interested in joining the club, please give the Upshur County Public Library a call at (304)473-4219, ext. 14 or stop and inquire at the circulation desk for more information. Also, please check out the Facebook group we have set up on the library’s Facebook page.

Past Book Club Reads

  • Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Reader’s Choice (members picked books they liked and presented on them)
  • Spool of Blue Thread, by Ann Tyler
  • Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kiernan
  • Saints at the River, by Ron Rash
  • Blue Cotton Gown, by Patricia Harman
  • Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman
  • Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickam
  • Unbroken, by Lauren Hillenbrand
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • A Princess Found, by Sarah Culberson
  • Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  • The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom
  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
  • Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom
  • Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
  • The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
  • 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helen Hanff
  • Coffin Quilt: the Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys, by Ann Rinaldi
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • Good Grief, by Lolly Winston
  • Blue Jacket, the Life of a Shawnee Chieftain, by Allen Eckert
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
  • Olive Ketteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
  • Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  • I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark T. Sullivan
  • Dismal Mountain, by John Bilheimer
  • Night of the Hunter, by Davis Grubb
  • Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson
  • This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
  • Educated, by Tara Westover
  • Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  • Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys