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Afterwords Book Group

Afterwords Book Club formed in June 2014 and meets on the second Monday of each month. Prior to our meetings, club members nominate a book they'd like to read, and we all vote on our favorite selection. The person whose book is selected leads our discussion for that book. At the moment, our club consists of young professional women in our 20's and 30's, but we are open to members of any age and gender.  

For more information about this group, email Sarah Harris Howard at


What we're reading next:


September: Born a Crime (Stories from a South African Childhood) by Trevor Noah

AugustThe Dutch House by Ann Patchett 

July: Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson

June: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

May: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

April: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

March: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins 

February:The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

January: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey


December: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

November: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles   

October: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple  

September: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai  

August: The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Lee Hyeon-seo and David John

July: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

June: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

May: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

April 8: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

March 11: Circe by Madeline Miller

February: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

January 14: Becoming by Michelle Obama


December 10: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

November 12: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

October 8: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

September 10: Something In the Water by Catherine Steadman

August 13: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

July 9:  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

June 11:  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

April 9: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

March 12: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

February 12: The Power by Naomi Alderman

January 8: Shrill by Lindy West


December 11: We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

November 13: Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrota (Will Not Be at The Book Cellar, Contact for Details!)

September 11: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

August 14: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

January 9: Dreamland by Sam Quinones


December 12: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

October 10: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

August 8: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

July 11: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

June 13: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

May 9: The Widow by Fiona Barton

April 11: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 14: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

February 8: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

January11: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel


November 9: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

September 14: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

August 10: In The Unlikely Event by Judy BlumeJune 8: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott 

February 9: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

January 12: Carry the One by Carol Anshaw 



What We've Read:

Bossypants by Tina Fey, The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, The Circle by Dave Eggers 




The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385543781
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560340
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Press - September 10th, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

Homegoing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Becoming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

Before We Were Yours: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425284681
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - June 6th, 2017

Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501144028
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scribner - August 1st, 2017

The Woman in Cabin 10 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501132957
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 11th, 2017

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620402528
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury Press - April 5th, 2016

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