Book Discussions

Welcome all readers! Our book discussion group is in its 20th season! Please click here for a list of all the books chosen over the years.

Book Talk

2020-2021 Book Discussion Schedule

September 21, 2021 Classics Month: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
(led by Jan Simblist)
2pm under the tent, weather permitting; if not, 6:30pm via Zoom

October 19, 2021 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
(led by Bill Goba and Jerree Johnson)
2pm under the tent, weather permitting; if not, 6:30pm via Zoom

November 16, 2021 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
(led by Mary BethYarmac)
6:30pm via Zoom

Wed., December 8, 2021 A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg (led by Linda Wallace)
Dec. 8 book group / Friends’ holiday party canceled due to COVID restrictions.
We will hold our book discussion of A Redbird Christmas via Zoom:
December book group will be held on Dec. 8, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm, via Zoom (Meeting ID: 825 1684 3927 Passcode: 85706).

January 18, 2022 The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen
(led by Julie Culp)
6:30pm via Zoom (email for the link.

February 15, 2022 Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
(led by Pam Shine)
6:30pm via Zoom

March 15, 2022 Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
(led by Linda Wallace)
6:30pm via Zoom

April 19, 2022 The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
(led by Jan Simblist)
4:00 pm at the library

May 17, 2022 God, War and Providence by James Warren
(led by Rick Kane)
Joint meeting of JTL Book Group and History Book Club,
to be held at 7:00 pm at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum

June 21, 2022 BOOK TALK / PLANNING MEETING for 2022–23 schedule
Time and location TBD

August 16, 2022 BOOK TALK: Sharing what we’ve read over the summer
Time and location TBD


Past discussions:

Book Talk ~ Summer 2021 Recommendations from JTL Book Group