Book Group

Literacy Volunteers offers a monthly book group to provide tutors a chance to socialize, make new friends, and of course read great books!

The tutor book group meets on the third Saturday of every month (typically). The time and location may vary. To join the group, email Heather.

Upcoming Meetings & Books:

  • Saturday, August 17: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Saturday, September 21:  Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Saturday, October 19:  Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  • Saturday, November 16: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Saturday, December 21: Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson

Past Reads:


  • January: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • February: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
  • March: Confucious Lives Next Door by TR Reid
  • April: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • May: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • June: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  • July: No Meeting


  • January: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • February: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan
  • March: All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
  • April: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  • May: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
  • June: Free Read
  • July: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • August: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • September: Cancelled due to weather
  • October: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
  • November: gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
  • December: Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty


  • January: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • February: In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  • March: Free Read
  • April: The Door by Magda Szabó
  • May: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • June: I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
  • July: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • September: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • October: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
  • November: I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson 
  • December: Marlene by C.W. Gortner 


  • January: Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
  • February: My Year Inside Radical Islam by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
  • March: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • April: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  • May: Euphoria by Lily King
  • June: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • July: Free Read
  • August: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  • September: On My Own by Diane Rehm
  • October: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • November: Light Years by James Salter
  • December: Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller


  • January: Two Lives by William Trevor
  • February: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • March: Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke
  • April: Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra
  • May: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • June: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • July: Free read
  • August: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • September: Dear Life by Alice Munro
  • October: The Republic of Imagination by Aznar Afisi
  • November: Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey
  • December: Free Read


  • January: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  • February: The Beet Queen by Louise Erdich
  • March: The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
  • April: Pearl of China by Anchee Min
  • May: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • June: The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
  • July: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  • August: The Storyteller’s Daughter by Saira Shah
  • September: Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
  • October: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • November: Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner