AfterHours book clubs

For a while at least, all meetings will be virtual get-togethers, hosted over the zoom platform. However, since our April pick has become more terrifying by the moment, I am cancelling our discussion of ‘Fever, 1793’.

The AfterHours book club meets twice in the middle of each month:

  • on a middle Tuesday in the morning (9:30 – 11 a.m.)
  • on a middle Wednesday in the evening (7 to 8:30 p.m.)

The book clubs are open to regular clock-work attendees or occasional drop-ins alike. No sign-up is needed, no purchases are necessary, just stop by ready to discuss the latest read.

The selections vary in genre and length. They are often tie-in reads with the Washtenaw Reads winning selection, the Midwest Literary Walk, and even high school favorites.

It’s always fun!

Upcoming meetings:

May 12 and 13, ‘Small Great Things: A Novel’ by Jodi Picoult


Future dates and reads:

May 12 & 13, ‘Small Great Things: A Novel’, by Jodi Picoult

June 9 & 10- ‘Gingerbread’ by Helen Oyeyemi

July 7 & 8 – ‘Turn of the Key’ by Ruth Ware

August – TBD

September 8 & 9 – ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Past selections:

Fever, 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson (April, 2020 – cancelled)

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Brigett Davis (March 2020)

Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi (February, 2020)

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (January, 2020)

The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (December, 2019)

Dear America, by Jose Antonio Vargas (November, 2019)

Mardi Link True Crime author visit (October, 2019)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey (September, 2019)

I See You, by Clare Mackintosh (August, 2019)

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller (July, 2019)

There, There, by Tommy Orange (June, 2019)

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (May, 2019)

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee (April, 2019)

Always Running, by Luis J. Rodriguez (March, 2019)

The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel (February, 2019)

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende (January, 2019)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid (November, 2018)

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (September, 2018)

Bird Box, by Josh Malarian (July, 2018)

The Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North (May, 2018)

Books for Living, by Will Schwalbe (April, 2018)

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt (March, 2018)

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (January, 2018)

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (November, 2017)

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra (September, 2017)