Be a part of an informal book discussion that meets at 6:30 on the first Thursday of every month.

This group is geared toward millennials (20s–30s), because we read too! We meet at the Cherry House Café in Beavercreek for each discussion.

For additional information, please call Beavercreek Community Library at (937) 352-4001.

Upcoming Discussions


November 02, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby

Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? He seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store and begins to think that life with kids, marriage, barbecues, and soft rock CDs might not be so bad.

Registration required.


January 04, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

By Haruki Murakami

Toru, a quiet and serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the death of their best friend years before. While they both attempt to adapt to campus life, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely liberated young woman.

Registration required.


February 01, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!

By Karen Russell

The town of Bigtree’s alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their park and home, is being stalked by a competitor. Ava’s mother, the park’s headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a man who may be a ghost; and her brother, Kiwi, has just defected to the competitor to save the family business. Now, Ava alone must manage ninety-eight gators and her own grief.

Registration required.


March 01, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows

By Miriam Toews

Elfrieda’s is an enviable life (world-renowned pianist, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi’s a mess (divorced, broke, and with two teenagers). Despite this, the sisters are fiercely close. After Elf attempts to end her life, Yoli must determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die.

Registration required.


April 05, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Lolita

Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

Humbert Humbert—scholar, aesthete and romantic—has fallen in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs. Haze to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance. When Lo herself starts looking elsewhere, he will carry her off on a cross-country misadventure, all in the name of love, obsession, and delusion.

Registration required.


May 03, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

World Made by Hand

World Made by Hand

By James Howard Kunstler

The future is not what the people of Union Grove, New York, thought it would be.  Transportation is slow and dangerous, food production is difficult, and the outside world is unknown. As the heat of summer intensifies, the residents struggle with the new way of life and discover what happens when existence becomes extremely local.

Registration required.


June 07, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness

By Richard Parry

Lucie Blackman stepped out into Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and vanished. The following winter, her remains were found buried in a seaside cave. This is the true account of the seven months in between—a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, Australian dowsers, and Lucie’s desperate, but bitterly divided parents.

Registration required.


July 05, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Moth Smoke

Moth Smoke

By Mohsin Hamid

Daru Shezad is fired from his job in Lahore and begins to decline. Before long, he can’t pay his bills and loses his position among Pakistan’s elite. Descending into drugs and dissolution, he falls in love with the wife of his childhood friend and rival, Oz—the beautiful, restless Mumtaz. To reverse his fortunes, he embarks on a career in crime, finding himself on trial for murder when a heist goes awry.

Registration required.


August 02, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life

By Jeff Wilser

Hamilton’s core principles are unlocked for anyone interested in success, romance, money, or dueling. Orphaned as a child, he came to America with a code of honor and a hunger to work. He went on to help win the Revolutionary War, ratify the Constitution, create the country’s financial system, charm New York’s most eligible ladies, and land his face on our $10 bill.

Registration required.


September 06, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Since We Fell

Since We Fell

By Dennis Lehane

Rachel Childs, a former journalist who suffered an on-air breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. Her husband tries to help Rachel heal, but a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes her life to fray. Ensnared in a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer fears and mind-altering truths.

Registration required.


October 04, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts

By Paul Tremblay

The Barrett family is torn apart when Marjorie begins to displays signs of incurable acute schizophrenia. As a last resort, they turn to a Catholic priest, who suggests an exorcism as well as a production company to document the Barrett’s plight. With medical bills looming, they agree to be filmed, and find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

Registration required.


November 01, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

The Answers

The Answers

By Catherine Lacey

Mary is struggling, her body all but paralyzed with pain. Seeking relief, she tries a miraculous treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia. Short of cash to pay for it, Mary scours Craigslist for jobs and applies for the “Girlfriend Experiment,” the brainchild of Kurt Sky, who longs to find the perfect relationship—even by paying different women to fulfill distinctive roles.

Registration required.


December 06, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Life After Life

Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson

Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife on a cold and snowy night in 1910, and embarks upon a life that will be rather unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, all while the young century marches on toward its second world war. Does Ursula’s apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can, will she?

Registration required.