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, and have 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

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.

Date to be Read Book Title Author
September 2018 Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
October 2018 A Princess Found Sarah Culberson
November 2018 Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
December 2018 The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
January 2019 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
February 2019 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
March 2019 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
April 2019 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
May 2019 The Help Kathryn Stockett


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.