Get in the spirit of National Reading Group Month and celebrate the joy of reading together. These book discussion favorites are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
Four identical boys made from the same DNA lead four parallel and entirely different lives.
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The junior ice hockey team in a declining, working-class town has a chance at winning the national semi-finals.
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
Returning to her family’s Kansas estate in the hope of discovering the fate of her missing cousin, a woman reconnects with a man from her past and is confronted by the dark family secrets that prompted her to leave years earlier.
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
A woman writes letters to her husband about their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years.
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
After divorcing his wife to marry his girlfriend, the strain of their exhausting lifestyle and raising a child with Asperger’s syndrome leads a man to establish a family relationship with his ex-wife.
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
With her twenty-five-year-marriage over, and her two children pursuing lives outside the country, a woman joins a book group where each member is asked to present the book that matters most to them.
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
A disgraced teen, who discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, snatches one, flees, and finds refuge with a German circus.
Human Acts by Han Kang
In the aftermath of a violent student uprising in South Korea, the victims and their loved ones describe the events.
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
Fifteen years after interrupting a terrible incident, a woman begins to wonder if she trusted the wrong person’s version of events.
A Separation by Katie Kitamura
Beginning a new life on her own, a woman gets word her estranged husband is missing and she reluctantly agrees to go to the rugged south of Greece and search for him.
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
While helping an elderly couple into a taxi, a young American woman traveling in Bulgaria mistakenly takes their bag and discovers a carved wooden box filled with human ashes.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Told the parents of a newborn are white supremacists and she should not touch their child, an African American delivery-room nurse faces a terrible dilemma when the baby goes into cardiac distress.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
An unconventional American socialite, searching for a cousin who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France in 1947, seeks out a former spy and they undertake a mission to discover what happened.
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
A woman attempts to piece together the truth about her husband’s first wife and their daughters.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Despite her happy and privileged life in California, a young woman wonders about her origins and her unknown family from a remote tea-farming village in China.
No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts
After returning to his hometown, a man’s plans to build a huge mansion and pursue his now-married high school sweetheart stirs up strong sentiments.
October 6, 2017