Dying to find a group of people to discuss books with? Country Bookshelf is currently hosting our in-house book club in the comfort of YOUR home! Our book clubs are free and open to the public, and we're always happy to see new faces. Our Eventbrite schedule is avaliable with all upcoming book clubs.
Books are something social – a writer speaking to a reader – so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea. - Yann Martel
Our Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6pm. The book club will be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future, and is open to all - we are always happy to see new faces! Please join us for some fun and interesting discussion about great books!
2021 Book Club Picks
January: Rough House by Tina Ontiveros
February: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
March: My Ántonia by Willa Cather
April: When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry edited by Joy Harjo
May: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
June: Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett
July: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
August: Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
September: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
October: Telephone by Percival Everett
November: The Home Place by J Drew Lanham
All book clubs will be hosted virtually for the foreseeable future.
Tina Ontiveros was born into timber on both sides of the family.
NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE
This 100th Anniversary Edition of Willa Cather’s masterpiece a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jane Smiley.
Selected as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Books That Help Me Through"
United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology.
WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WASHINGTON POST, AMAZON, NPR, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, KIRKUS, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020
This book cannot be returned, cancelled, or exchanged.
With Miranda in Milan, debut author Katharine Duckett reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, casting Miranda into a Milanese pit of vipers and building a queer love story that lifts off the page in whirlwinds of feeling.
"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." —Neil Gaiman
Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!
Includes a brand-new Binti story!
Collected for the first time in a trade paperback omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.
WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.
An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year - A Guardian Best Book of 2020 - Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize - Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTION
An astonishing new novel of loss and grief from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists” (Los Angeles Times)
From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.