Hearth Book Club


After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication, individuality versus community, and vulnerability.

Based on your interests and suggestions, Hearth EmberAmy Beth Harrison and Board MemberNina Earley came up with books to read from January through June of 2017.

Take a look, buy a book (from your local bookstore), and join us for a book club discussion that actually talks about books every fourth Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 at Arts at the Armory.

July – December 2017 Reading List!

July 2017: 
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Book Club Discussion: July 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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August 2017:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Book Club Discussion: August 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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September 2017:
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Book Club Discussion: September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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October 2017: 
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Book Club Discussion: October 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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November 2017: 
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Book Club Discussion: November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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December 2017:
The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter by Susan Pinker
Book Club Discussion: December 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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Check the Book Club category of the Hearth Blog to catch up on our latest discussions.

January – June 2017 Reading List

January 2017: The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it For Life by Twyla Tharp

February 2017: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

March 2017: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

April 2017: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

May 2017: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June 2017: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

2016 Reading List

January: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

February: The Tenth of December by George Saunders

March: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

April: In the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

May: Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June: He, She and It by Marge Piercy

July: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

August: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

September: 10:04 by Ben Lerner

October: Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

2015 Reading List

January: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

February: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

March: Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois LeLord

April: A Visit From The Good Squad by Jennifer Egan

May: What We See When Me Read by Peter Mendelsund

June: The Principles of Uncertainty by Maria Kalman

July: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

August: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

September: The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke

October: An Exaggerated Murder by Josh Cook (local author)

November: (Dec 2) The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel