Book Group

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

The tutor book group meets on the third Saturday of every month (typically). Meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. We will meet in the Literacy Volunteers classroom on the first floor of the Jefferson School City Center. Please email for more information.

Upcoming Meetings & Books:  

  • Saturday, February 18: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • Saturday, March 18: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay (JMRL Same Page Community Read)
  • Saturday, April 15: The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegnar
  • Saturday, May 20: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

Past Reads:


  • January: Free Read


  • January: The Night Watchman by Louse Erdrich 
  • February: Plainsong by Kent Haruf 
  • March: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
  • April: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • May: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 
  • June: Free Read
  • July: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 
  • August: Calypso by David Sedaris 
  • September: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
  • October: Somone by Alice McDermott
  • November: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
  • December: At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott


  • January: Free Read
  • February: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • March: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • April: Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
  • May: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • June: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • July: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
  • August: Free Read 
  • September: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 
  • October: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 
  • November: A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf 
  • December: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty 


  • January: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • February: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • March: No Meeting
  • April: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • May: Free Read
  • June: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki
  • July: The Submission by Amy Waldman 
  • August: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee
  • September: The Story Hour by Thrity N. Umrigar
  • October: The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
  • November: 142 Ostriches by April Davila
  • December: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 


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


  • 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
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