Lifelong Readers Book Club

The Lifelong Readers Book Club is a program of the Literacy Program, encouraging continued growth in reading and writing. The book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the Colusa Branch’s Morse room. Everyone is encouraged to read (or reread!) the month’s selection and join in our discussion.

Current Selection: Night by Elie Wiesel

A terrifying account  of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young  Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of  his family...the death of his innocence...and the  death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as  personal as The Diary Of Anne  Frank, Night awakens the shocking  memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it  the unforgettable message that this horror must  never be allowed to happen again.

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

This book is available for check out at the library; limited copies are also available through the Literacy Program. 

Upcoming Selections

  • April 26, 2022: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • May 24, 2022: True Grit by Charles Portis
  • June 28, 2022: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
  • July 26, 2022: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • August 23, 2022: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, 
  • September 27, 2022: The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig
  • October 25, 2022: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  • November 22, 2022: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Past Selections

  • February 22, 2022: Dead Irish by John Lescroart
  • March 12, 2020: Educated by Tara Westover
  • January 2020: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
  • October 2019: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • September 2019: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • May 2019: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • April 2019: The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama by Pierre Berton
  • February 2019: All They Will Call You by Tim Hernandez
  • January 2019: There There by Tommy Orange
  • November 2018: Immortal Irishman by Tim Egan
  • September 2018: Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  • May 2018: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • April 2018: The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • March 2018: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
  • January 2018: Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  • December 2017: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • October 2017: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • September 2017: Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • May 2017: The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • March/April 2017: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • February 2017: Wintering by Peter Geye
  • January 2017: 11-22-63 by Stephen King