Books & Tea

Books+Tea @ the Library meets at 6:30pm on fourth Mondays. It’s an eclectic club for adults who enjoy reading and discussing a variety of books. We meet at the library (outside, weather-permitting) and observe all COVID precautions. Those who prefer to join us virtually can tune in through Zoom (details below).

Copies of the current book are available for checkout at the library, and are often also available as e-books or e-audiobooks through one of the library’s digital platforms.

Check out the club’s Facebook event, where you can interact with other readers and share content related to the books we’re reading.

2021 Reading List

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by M.J. Rose
Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith
This Is Happiness, by Niall Williams
News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
Blue Horses: Poems, by Mary Oliver
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

January 25 – News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

February 22 – Blue Horses: Poems, by Mary Oliver

March 22 – Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (this is the focus book for Chillicothe Public Library’s 2021 NEA Big Read. You can pick up a free copy at the library!)

April 26 – The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

May 24 – Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell (the audiobook is highly recommended)

June 28 – The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

July 26 – The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton

August 23 – The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

September 27 – The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich

October 25 – The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by M.J. Rose

New York socialite Sandrine Salome flees an abusive husband for her grandmother’s Paris mansion, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is closed and under renovation. Her grandmother insists it’s too dangerous to visit but Sandrine defies her – an unexplainable force is drawing her home. “The Witch of Painted Sorrows” conjures the brilliance and intrigue of Belle Époque Paris and illuminates the fine line between explosive passion, and complete ruination.

November 22 – Grand Union: Stories, by Zadie Smith

December 20 – This Is Happiness, by Niall Williams (We’ll be meeting early at 6:00 p.m. this month)

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