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 2020 Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout
October 2020 Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
November 2020 The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
December 2020 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
January 2021 Beneath a Scarlet Sky Mark T. Sullivan
February 2021 Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shatterly
March 2021 No book scheduled yet
April 2021 Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
May 2021 No book scheduled yet
June 2021 Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
July 2021 Educated Tara Westover

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
  • The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
  • 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helen Hanff
  • Coffin Quilt: the Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys, by Ann Rinaldi
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • Good Grief, by Lolly Winston
  • Blue Jacket, the Life of a Shawnee Chieftain, by Allen Eckert
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls