AfterHours book clubs

Our September meeting will be in-person and outside. If bad weather is forecast, we’ll zoom. Email Michelle for the physical or zoom address. The September discussion will happen one time only: Wednesday September 9th at 7 p.m.

In normal times, the AfterHours in-person book club meets on the second Wednesday 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:

September 9 – ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Future dates and reads:

October 14 – TBD

November 11 – TBD

December 9 – ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and ‘Long Way Down’ by Jason Reynolds (a two book selection)

Past selections:

Bowlaway‘ by Elizabeth McCracken (August, 2020 – in-person outdoor meetup)

Turn of the Key’, by Ruth Ware (July, 2020 – in-person outdoor meetup)

Gingerbread, by Helen Oyeyemi (June, 2020 – virutal meeting)

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult (May, 2020 – virtual meeting)

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

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)