Book Clubs

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.

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

2021 Book Club Picks

January: Rough House by Tina Ontiveros 

February: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

MarchMy 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

Please be sure to pre-register for our book clubs at the links above.

All book clubs will be hosted virtually for the foreseeable future. 

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rough house: a memoir Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870710339
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Oregon State University Press - September 30th, 2020

Tina Ontiveros was born into timber on both sides of the family.


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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780525564201
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE 
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE



My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780525562863
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

This 100th Anniversary Edition of Willa Cather’s masterpiece a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jane Smiley.


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

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.


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The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF 2020

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020

NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020

CBS SUNDAY MORNING BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST FICTION OF 2020

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S BEST OF THE BEST


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781250306326
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Published: Tordotcom - March 26th, 2019

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.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." Neil Gaiman

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

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.