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.

2022 Selections – Click book jacket images on the right, to find and request in the MINERVA catalog

January 3: Snow (fiction) by John Banville

February 7: The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket (nonfic) by Benjamin Lorr

March 7: This Tender Land (fiction) by William Kent Krueger

April 4: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (nonfic) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

May 2: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate- Discoveries from a Secret Worls (nonfic) by Peter Wohlleben and Tim Flannery

June 6: You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington (nonfic) by Alexis Coe

July 11: Circe (fiction) by Madeline Miller

August 8: Recitatif: A Story by Toni Morrison

September 12: The Vanishing Half (fiction) by Brit Bennett

October 3: A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life (nonfic) by James Bowen

November 7: Monogamy (fiction) by Sue Miller

December 5: Hamnet (fiction) by Maggie O’Farrell