Book Discussion Groups

2022-23 Book Discussion Groups

The Hershey Public Library will be host book group discussions starting in September.  Our groups meet one Thursday a month.  Please contact Aly Tran, Adult Program Manager, at 717-533-6555 x 3725 or email at  Email is the preferred communication option if possible.  Please contact Aly before trying to attend prior to joining a group.


Reading Schedule:

Morning Contemporary Book Group – Facilitator: Aly Tran

September 8:  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  

October 13:  The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi Di Lampedus 

November 10:  The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict 

January 12: 1984 by George Orwell 

February 9: Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lilly King 

March 9: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson 

April 13: Beyond the Crushing Waves by Lilly Mirren 

May 11: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn


Evening Contemporary Book Group (FULL) – Facilitator: Aly Tran

September 14: The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

October 12: The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

November 9: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

December 14:  Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper

January 11: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

February 8:  The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

March 8: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

April 12: The Lincoln Highway by Amore Towles

May 10:  The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe


Life Long Readers (FULL)-  Facilitator: John DeFrank

September 21 The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

October 19  1984 by George Orwell

November 16 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

January 18  Cloud Cuckoo Land – by Anthony Doerr

February 15 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

March 15  The Family Fang  by Kevin Wilson (Guest Author)

April 19  The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

May 17  The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo


Between the Lines Book Group –  Facilitator: Peg Bradley

September 28: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

October 26:  The Overstory by Richard Powers

November 30:  The Double Life of Katharine Clark by Katharine Gregorio

January 25:  Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

February 22:  Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

March 22: We are Not Like Them by Christine Pride

April 26:  Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

May 24: 1984 by George Orwell