Book Club

AAUW Gaylord Branch Book Group

Please join us – the Book Group usually meets the third Wednesday of each month beginning at noon at the Gaylord branch of the Otsego County Library (700 S. Otsego Ave, Gaylord).  The group reads both fiction and non-fiction books. If you have any question, please feel free to contact Brenda Brummel at 231-585-7058 or cell: 810-623-1691 or   Contact Brenda if you’d like to attend the meeting by Zoom.

Sometimes meetings have to be rescheduled because of weather.  If you have any questions, contact Brenda (info above).

Book List

2024 Reading List

  • January:  Of White Ashes by Constance Matsumoto
  • February:  George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
  • March:  The Island of Sea Women or Lady Tan’s Circle of Women both by Lisa See
  • April:  The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
  • May:  The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • June:  Tom Lake by Ann Patchett or If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio or The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland
  • July:  The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman
  • August:  Any book by Wade Rouse (pen name Viola Shipman)

Past Books


  • January: Variety by Colleen Hoover
  • February:  All That She Carried by Tiya Miles or Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • March:  The Magnificent Lives of Margorie Post by Allison Pataki or Dinners with Ruth by Nina Totenberg
  • April:  Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • May:  The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • June:  Horse by Geraldine Brooks
  • July:  Gangster Up North by Robert Knapp and/or Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
  • August:  Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelly
  • September:  The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
  • October:  Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • November:  Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • December:  Remarkable Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt


  • All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin, Jan 2019
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Feb. 2019
  • A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach by Loreen Niewenhuis, March 2019
  • March by Geraldine Brooks; Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, April 2019
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer, May 2019
  • In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett; Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon, June 2019
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, May 2020
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict, June 2020
  • Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens, July 2020
  • The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan; The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronical of
  • Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles, August 2020
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – November 2020
  • Born A Crime by Trevor Noah OR Yes, Please by Amy Pohler – December 2020
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – January 2021
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – February 2021
  • The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain’s Journey by Linda Greenlaw – March 2021
  • The Book of Lost Friends by Lois Wingate – April 2021
  • Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – May 2021
  • Keeping the House by Ellen Baker – June 2021
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger – July 2021
  • The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes – August 2021
  • Educated by Tara Westover, September 2021
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter – Angelline Bouilley  (fiction) or Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants  by Robin Kimmerer, October 2021
  • A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni, November 2021
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, December 2021
  • Pick a Mitch Albom book, January 2022
  • West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge, February 2022
  • March by Geraldine Brooks, March 2022
  • Midnight Library by Matt Haig, April 2022
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. May 2022
  • How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior, December 2022