Milton Public Library

Meeting of the Minds – Book Club – “2022 SCHEDULE”

Facilitated by Charlotte McNaughton
Hosted by the Milton Public Library on the 2nd Thursday of Each Month – 4:30 PM via Zoom (Zoom provided via patron provided email closer to scheduled date)

ZOOM Video, Call-In or In-person –  Sign-up here


  • January 13, 2022 – “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams
  • February 10, 2022 – “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
  • March 10, 2022 – “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah
  • April 7, 2022 – “Killers of Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
  • May 12, 2022 – “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell
  • June 9, 2022 – “Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl” by William F. Crandell & “Black Water” by Joyce Carol Oates
  • July 14, 2022 – “Beartown” by Frederik Bachman
  • August 11, 2022 – “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende
  • September 8, 2022 – “A Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  • October 13, 2022 – I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Timesby Mónica Guzmán
  • November 10, 2022 – “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentsby Isabel Wilkerson
  • December 8, 2022

“Limited Copies Can Be Picked Up at the Library by Appointment Only or Download from Hoopla or Overdrive”

2021 Meeting of the Minds – Book Club Reads

  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • The 100-Year-Old  Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • Dear Life by Alice Munro
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
  • A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
  • Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie
  • Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
  • Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee 
  • Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

2020 Meeting of the Minds – Book Club Reads

  • The Moment of Lift: how empowering women changes the world by Melinda Gates
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens 
  • Various Titles from Home Libraries due to COVID – Zoom
  • Various Titles from Home Libraries due to COVID – Zoom
  • The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – Zoom
  • Resistant by Michael Palmer – Zoom
  • The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict – Zoom
  • The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – Zoom
  • Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City by Wes Moore – Zoom
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult – Zoom
  • Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman – Zoom

2019 Meeting of the Minds – Book Club Reads

  • The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
  • The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • The Daughter of Mars by Thomas Keneally
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
    • & Other titles from Ree (Pick a Recipe to Cook & Share in July)
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  • Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America by James & Deborah Fallows
  • Blind Date With A Book  (unwrap and read a mystery title)
  • Recipe in a Book – various Titles/Authors (read the story & cook the recipe to share with the group)

2018 Meeting of the Minds – Book Club Reads

  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Chesapeake by James Michener
  • Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
  • The Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit by Michael Finkel
  • The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago