From September through May the Mercer Library book club meets once a month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm, for an informal discussion of each month's title. There are no requirements, and this is a relaxed and friendly group. New members are always welcome! To borrow a copy of the current title from the library, give us a call at (715)476-2366 or visit our online catalog at http://merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us.  

Upcoming Book Club titles:

January 9 at 1:00pm - "Pick an Era" cookbook discussion - Select an era from the past and find a cookbook with recipes from that era that you can discuss. If you like, prepare a recipe from the book to share with the group. All are welcome, and cooking is optional! If you need help finding a cookbook, stop by the library.

February 6, 2018 - The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

March 6, 2018 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

April 3, 2018 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

May 1, 2018 - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

 

Past Mercer Book Club titles:

 

March 2, 2012 – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
April 6, 2012 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
May 4, 2012 – A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
June 8, 2012 – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
July 6, 2012 – Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
August 3, 2012 – Population 485 by Michael Perry
September 7, 2012 – My Antonia by Willa Cather
October 5, 2012 – The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
November 2, 2012 – The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
December 7, 2012 – Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
January 11, 2013 – Still Alice by Lisa Genova
February 1, 2013 – The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
March 1, 2013 – Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
April, 2013 – Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
May, 2013 – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
June, 2013 – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
July, 2013 – The Fault in our Stars by John Green
August, 2013 – Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
September, 2013 – The Language of flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
October, 2013 – People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
November, 2013 – The Hotel on the corner of bitter & sweet by Jamie Ford
Feb 2014 – Where’d you go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple
Mar 2014 – Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
April 2014 – The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
May 2014 – Cabin Fever by Tom Montgomery Fate
June 2014 – Joy for Beginners by Erica Baumeister
July 2014 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
August 2014 – Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
September 2014 – Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
October 9, 2014: Still Life by Louise Penny
November 13, 2014: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
December 11, 2014: Open Season by C.J. Box
January 9, 2015: Grandma's Wartime Kitchen by Joanne Lamb Hayes*
February 12, 2015: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
March 12, 2015: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
April 9, 2015: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
May 14, 2015: Fever by Mary Beth Keane
October 8, 2015: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
November 12, 2015: Paddling to Winter by Julie Buckles
December 10, 2015: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
January 14, 2016: Farm Recipes & Food Secrets from the Norske Nook by Helen Myhre*
February 11, 2016: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
March 10, 2016: One Plus One by Joio Moyes
April 14, 2016: The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux
May 12, 2016: The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty
October 13, 2016: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
November 17, 2016 : The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
December 8, 2016: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
January 12, 2017: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
February 9, 2017: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
March 9, 2017: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
April 13, 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 11, 2017: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
June 8, 2017: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

October 13, 2016 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
November 17, 2016 - The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel Brown
December 8, 2016: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
January 12, 2017: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
February 9, 2017: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
March 9, 2017: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
April 13, 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 11, 2017: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
June 8, 2017: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
October 3, 2017 - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, c2007
November 7, 2017 - I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven, c1973
December 5, 2017 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman, c2014


*For cookbook readings, participants are invited to select a recipe from the book to prepare and share at the meeting.

The Book Club usually takes a summer break in June, July, and August. For book club news and updates, call us at 715-476-2366 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to get on our book club email list. 
 

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