PaulaThe Monday afternoon book discussion group meets at 1 PM on the first Monday of each month, with adjustments for holidays. Everyone who has read the book and would like to discuss it is welcome to attend meetings and join the discussion.

Some people come every month; others drop in when their schedules permit or when a title appeals to them.

Books are selected by the group a few months in advance and are readily available for borrowing.

This book group is hosted by Paula Tefft. For more information, call the Help Desk at 725-5242 or email

Currently, this group is using a hybrid model to meet. You may come in-person (Seminar Room 206), or you may join on Zoom – email Paula for the Zoom link.

2023 Selections – Click book jacket images on the right, to find and request in the MINERVA catalog

Jan 9. The Beginners Goodbye, by Ann Tyler

Feb 6  West with Giraffes: a novel, by Linda Rutledge

March 6. When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, by Monica Wood

April 3. The House in the Cerulean Sea, by T J Klune

May 1. Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

June 5. Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel, by Shelby Van Pelt

July 3. Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town, by Chris Bohjalian

Aug 7. In Farleigh Field:  A Novel of World War II, by Rhys Bowen

Sept 11. Black Cake, by Charmaine Wilkerson

Oct 2. Burial Rites: A Novel, by Hannah Kent

Nov 6. Night of the Living Rez, by Morgan Talty

Dec 4.  Perestroika in Paris by, Jane Smiley