Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this April. For more information about times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners calendar.


Book Groups

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes (Hillsdale)

Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett (Belmont)

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman (Albina)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell  (Woodstock)

The Brothers Karamazov, Parts III-IV (chapters 7-12, epilogue), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Hillsdale Classics)

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier (Midland)

Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda (St. Johns)

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (Midland)

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Rockwood)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Hillsdale)

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (Capitol Hill)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Troutdale)

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (Hollywood Classics)

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Kenton)

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Northwest)

Palace Walk by Najib Mahfuz (Holgate)

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum  (Northwest**) 

The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar (Hollywood)

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love & Fallout by Lauren Redniss (Gregory Heights)

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (Fairview-Columbia)

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace (Central)

Things I've Been Silent About: Memories by Azar Nafisi (North Portland)

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (St. Johns)

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (Sellwood-Moreland)

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan (Hollywood Nonfiction)

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (Gresham)


** This book discussion group is cosponsored by the Oregon State Commission for the Blind. Eligible participants can request alternate formats of the book selection from the Oregon State Library's Talking Books and Braille Service at 503.224.0610 (Portland) or 800.452.0292 (toll free).