The Upshur County Public Library’s Book Club began in September, 2017.  It generally meets on the first Thursday of each month, barring holidays.  They try and read a combination of both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Here is the list of books the club has tentatively scheduled to read over the next year.  Take a look at our catalog in order to find a copy of these books to read.  All books should also be available in eBook format as well. A themed month is a month where members pick books on their own to read on a particular theme (i.e. in February, reading romance fiction), then at the meeting where they discuss about the book, each one gives a little talk about the book they picked.

Date to be Read Book Title Author
September 2019 Reader’s Choice month (Pick something to read and come in to discuss in October)  
October 2019 The Bookshop Penelope Fitzgerald
November 2019 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Bill Bryson
December 2019 No book to read – come discuss books to read for 2020
January 2020 84, Charing Cross Road Helen Hanff
February 2020 Coffin Quilt: the Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys Ann Rinaldi
March 2020 Good Grief Lolly Winston

If you are interested in joining the club, please give the Upshur County Public Library a call at (304)473-4219, or stop and inquire at the circulation desk for more information. Also, please check out the Facebook group we have set up on the library’s Facebook page.


This club has read the following books since they started:

  • Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Reader’s Choice (members picked books they liked and presented on them)
  • Spool of Blue Thread, by Ann Tyler
  • Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kiernan
  • Saints at the River, by Ron Rash
  • Blue Cotton Gown, by Patricia Harman
  • Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman
  • Rocket Boys, by Homer Hickham
  • Unbroken, by Lauren Hillenbrand
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • A Princess Found, by Sarah Culberson
  • Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
  • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  • The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom
  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
  • Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom
  • Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
  • The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer