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:

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."

Wishin' & Hopin' by Wally Lamb
Thursday, September 10, 2015
An unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb’s Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello—a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. In a Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
SPECIAL DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2015
The novel centers on genetics professor Don Tillman, who struggles to have a serious relationship with women. With a friend's help, he devises a questionnaire to assess the suitability of female partners. His plans are set off course when he meets Rosie, who doesn't fit many of Tillman's criteria, but becomes a big part of his life.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Thursday, December 10, 2015
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extends suffering.

The Boys in the Boat by D.J. Brown
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Boys in the Boat
celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.