Book Mill Is Going Hybrid!

Here is a list of 2021-2022 dates and titles the group will read.

Click on the title to view the library catalog record and request the book via interlibrary loan.

August 31  Olive, Again ~ Elizabeth Strout

September 21  This Tender Land ~ William Kent Krueger

October 26  The Yellow House: A Memoir ~ Sarah M. Broom

November 30  The Nickel Boys ~ Colson Whitehead

December - No meeting

January 25  Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents ~ ‎Isabel Wilkerson

February 22  The Vanishing Half ~ Brit Bennett

March 22  The Water Dancer ~ Ta-nehisi Coates

April 26  Virgil Wander ~ Leif Enger

May 24  Owls of the Eastern Ice ~ Jonathan Slaght

June 21  The Night Watchman ~ Louise Erdrich

As of April, Book Mill will be a hybrid meeting--in person and on Zoom. The library has a device that allows participants on Zoom to see and hear the discussion. And the group at the library will see Zoomers on screen. The meeting will be held in the Roosevelt Room for plenty of social distancing. Masks are optional. The meeting will open at 6:45 for people who need to practice with Zoom.

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About the Book Mill Reading Group

The Book Mill, Maynard Library’s book discussion group for adults, first met in October 1999 and rated The Bird Artist by Howard Norman a 6.3 out of 10! While the Book Mill no longer rates the books discussed, it continues to meet monthly from January through June, and from August through November, typically on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Over the years, the Book Mill has evolved into a group with particular interest in reading about different cultures and creating reading lists that mix contemporary fiction, classics, and nonfiction.

Only books that are available through the Minuteman Library Network or in paperback are included in each year’s reading schedule. Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email

The reading selections for 2021-2022 are listed above. Printed copies of this list can be found at the Reference Desk.

Click here for a list of past books the Book Mill has read.