Shelf Aware Reading Club

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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. to explore a different genre of book! You choose what to read within the category. If you're stuck for a book try our "Find Your Next Read" form or ask a librarian! Snacks will be provided. 

You don't need to register. For more information call 937.339.0502 ext. 117.

February 1: As Valentine’s Day approaches, we will be reading a Romance. Whether it is a contemporary romance, such as books by Jasmine Guillory or Casey McQuiston, or a classic by Jane Austen, love is in the air!

March 1: For a special meeting in March, we’ll be checking out a Cookbook you’re interested in from the library, finding an interesting recipe, and making it to bring to our meeting!

April 5: For April, we will be reading a Classic work of literature, whether you go really old school with The Epic of Gilgamesh or The Odyssey, or choose something more recent like Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye or Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

May 3: For May, read a work of Young Adult Fiction! There are diverse genres within the YA umbrella, with historical fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction. Popular modern authors include John Green, Rainbow Rowell, or Angie Thomas, but Louisa May Alcott is always an option, as well!

June 6: As it gets warmer out, we will be reading a sunny Beach Read! Popular authors include Susan Mallery and Elin Hilderbrand, and specific examples include Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore or, well, Beach Read by Emily Henry.

July 5: For July, we will revisit Historical Fiction! Enjoy a fictional story that takes place amid past historical events. Popular authors include Ken Follett, Marie Benedict, and Colson Whitehead.

August 2: In August, we will be reading a Memoir. Whether it is a classic like Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, or a more recent book like I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, take this opportunity to step into another person’s shoes!

September 6: September will see us dipping a toe into the wide world of Graphic Novels. Suggestions include Maus by Art Spiegelman, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, or Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. There are also a number of literary adaptations, and if all else fails, there’s always Spider-Man!

October 4: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be reading a Book byaa Hispanic Author. Whether a classic like The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros or Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, or more recent books like Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, or Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez.

November 1: For us, it’s Nonfiction November, and we will be reading a book of Nonfiction History! Whether it skews more towards true crime (The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson), national history (The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough) or more towards biography (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)

December 6: It’s Reader’s Choice! Bring in the book (or books) that you read in 2023 that you enjoyed the most, and want to recommend to other readers