Do you have a favorite author, or two or three, whose books are always at the top of you reading list? Have you read all of their most recent books and are waiting for them to publish a new volume? While you are waiting for those new releases are you looking for new authors to try? Do you need a way to expand your horizons?

If so, you might want to take a look at the books selected by our Schuyler Public Library book discussion group for reading in 2016.

For the last four or five years we have had a group meet monthly at the library to discuss a previously chosen book. The group decides in December of each year on a list of titles to be read in the upcoming year. They decide which book to read each month. We try to come up with numerous copies of the titles, so there are enough to go around for all participants.

The group is informal and open to new members. Anyone is welcome to attend whether or not they have had time to read the book. Even if they haven’t had the opportunity to read the book, participants might learn from the discussion that a particular book would really appeal to them. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

The selected titles for the 2016 year include:

Jan. 12 — “Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate” by Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris

Feb. 9 — “Persuasion” by Jane Austin

March 8 — “The Witness Wore Red” by Rebecca Musser and M. Bridget Cook

April 12 — “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

May 10 — “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee

June 14 — “The Meaning of Names” by Karen Shoemaker (One Book/One Nebraska selection for 2016)

July 12 — “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

Aug. 9 — “A Bird in the House” by Margaret Laurence

Sept. 13 — “Room” by Emma Donoghue

Oct. 11 — “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks

Nov. 8 — “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Dec. 13 — “Keep Moving” by Dick VanDyke

Even if you can’t make it to our meetings, but these titles look interesting to you, stop in and borrow one of them now. Most of the titles are available in regular print; others may also be available in large-print and audio versions and/or be available for download from


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