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)
Combination Book Discussion and Friends of JTL Holiday Party,
5:30pm, Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (if COVID restrictions permit.*)
Potluck dinner, book discussion, and Yankee swap (bring a wrapped book)

*If COVID restrictions change, 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 (Meeting ID: 825 1684 3927 Passcode: 857062)

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 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
(led by Jan Simblist)
6:30pm via Zoom

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 6:30pm at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum (if COVID restrictions

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