Book, Bagel & Brew

Book, Bagel & Brew meets, at the Rochester Branch of the Library, the first Monday of each month (unless it’s a holiday then it’s the second Monday) at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the month’s book. 

 Fulton County Public Library – Rochester Branch 320 West 7th Street – Rochester, IN 46975



Jan. 9th Murder In The Park Jeanne M. Dams
Feb. 6th A Dress of Violet Taffeta Tessa Arlen
Mar. 6th The Fire And The Ore Olivia Hawker
Apr. 3rd Dark Secrets of the Old Oak Tree Olivia Hawker
May 1st God, Faith, and Reason Michael Savage
June 5th Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit & Glamour Of An Icon Kate Andersen Brower
July 10th Foster Claire Keegan
Aug. 7th Chicken soup for the soul : attitude of gratitude Amy Newmark
Sept. 11th The Secret Life of Sunflowers Dolores J. Wilson
Oct. 2nd The Revolutionary Samuel Adams Stacy Schiff
Nov. 6th A Christmas Memory Richard Paul Evans
Dec. 4th The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas James Patterson



Jan. 3rd Neighbors Danielle Steel
Feb. 7th The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Marie Benedict
Mar. 7th Warsaw Orphan Kelly Rimmer
Apr. 4th Your choice of a book to share with the group.
May 2nd It All Comes Back To You Beth Duke
June 6th Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
July 11th The Saints of Swallow Hill Donna Everhart
Aug. 1st Garbo Robert Gottlieb
Sept. 12th To Rescue The Republic Bret Baier
Oct. 3rd Run Rose Run Dolly Parton & James Patterson
Nov. 7th The Good Left Undone Adriana Trigiani
Dec. 5th Your choice of a book to share with the group.



Jan. 4th The Starlet and the Spy Min Jin Lee
Feb. 1st Westering Women Sandra Dallas
Mar. 1st The Orphan Collector Ellen Marie Wiseman
Apr. 5th The Exiles Christina Baker Kline
May 3rd Big Lies in a Small Town Diane Chamberlin
June 7th Book of Lost Friends Lisa Wingate
July 5th It’s Never Too Late: Make the Next Act
of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life
Kathie Lee Gifford
Aug. 2nd Yellow Wife Sadeqa Johnson
Sept. 6th Our Darkest Night Jennifer Robson
Oct. 4th The Four Winds Kristin Hannah
Nov. 1st The Book of Lost Names Kristin Harmel
Dec. 6th The Children’s Blizzard Melanie Benjamin


Jan. 6th No Mercy (Ellery Hathaway #2) Joanna Schaffhausen
Feb. 3rd The Lost Girls of Paris Pam Jenoff
Mar. 2nd American Princess: A Novel of
First Daughter Alice Roosevelt
Stephanie Marie Thornton
Apr. 6th Enemy Women Paulette Jiles
May 4th When We Left Cuba Chanel Cleeton
June 1st Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr Margaret Porter
July 6th Where The Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
Aug. 3rd The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli
and Coco Chanel
Jeanne Mackin
Sept. 14th Eagles and Evergreens: A Rural Maine Childhood Robert B. Charles
Oct. 5th Strands of Truth Colleen Coble
Nov. 2nd The Lager Queen of Minnesota J. Ryan Stradal
Dec. 7th The Summer I Met Jack Michelle Gable



Jan. 7th Happiness Is A Choice You Make John Leland
Feb. 4th Chicago David Mamet
Mar. 4th The Immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary
who became an American hero
Timothy Egan
Apr. 1st These is my words : the diary of Sarah Agnes
Prine, 1881-1901 : Arizona Territories : a novel
Nancy E. Turner
May 6th News of the world : a novel Paulette Jiles
June 3rd Manhattan Beach : a novel Jennifer Egan
July 1st All the stars in the heavens Adriana Trigiani
Aug. 5th The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
Sept. 2nd Evicted Matthew Desmond
Oct. 7th Murder At The Mill M.B. Shaw
Nov. 4th The Christmas Heirloom: four holiday novellas
of love through the generations
Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Sarah Loudin Thomas & Becky Wade
Dec. 2nd A Town Divided By Christmas Orson Scott Card



Jan. 8th The Zookeeper’s Wife: a war story Diane Ackerman
Feb. 5th The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick
Mar. 5th The Confusion of Languages Siobhan Fallon
Apr. 2nd Marriage Bureau Penrose Halson
May 7th Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes On My Dementia Gerda Saunders
June 4th A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again David Foster Wall
July 2nd The Red Bandanna Tom Rinaldi
Aug. 6th The Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel
Sept. 3rd Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
Oct. 1st In The Midst Of Winter Isabelle Allende
Nov. 5th The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin
Dec. 3rd Christmas Jars Jason Wright



Jan. 2 Sum It Up Pat Summitt
Feb. 6 Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown
Mar. 6 The Book Thief Markus Zusak
Apr. 3 See Me Nicholas Sparks
May 1 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Dec. 4th Twelve Days of Christmas Debbie Macomber



Jan. 4 Wild Cheryl Strayed
Feb. 1 Ruth’s Journey Donald McCaig
Mar. 7 House of Silk Anthony Horowitz
Apr. 4 Wright Brothers David McCullough
May 2 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
June 6 The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives Theresa Brown, R.N.
July 11 Last Bus to Wisdom Ivan Doig
Aug. 1 Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman
Sept. 5 Go Set A Watchman Harper Lee
Oct. 3 The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
Nov. 7 Steel Wave Jeff Shaara
Dec. 5 The Nightingale Kristin Hannah



Jan. 5 Blood Feud : The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever Kathleen Sharp
Feb. 2 The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd
Mar. 2 The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Fannie Flagg
Apr. 6 Cross My Heart James Patterson
May. 4 In the Sanctuary of Outcasts Neil White
Jun. 1 About a Boy Nick Hornby
Jul. 6 The Darling Dahlia’s and the Cucumber Tree Susan Albert
Aug. 3 The Man He Became James Tobin
Sep. 7 The Union Quilters Jennifer Chiaverini
Oct. 5 The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean Philip Caputo
Nov. 2 The Finisher David Baldacci
Dec. 7 Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Jennifer Chiaverini



Jan. 6 The Orchardist Amanda Coplin
Feb. 3 Learning to Swim Sara J. Henry
Mar. 3 Navigating Early Clare Vanderpool
Apr. 7 The Chaperone Laura Moriarity
May. 5 Reader’s Choice (Read your choice of author or title to share with the group)  
Jun. 2 Uprising Margaret Haddix
Jul. 7 The Longest Road Philip Caputo
Aug. 4 A Cold and Lonely Place Sara J. Henry
Sep. 1 Proof of Heaven Eben Alexander, M.D.
Oct. 6 Letters from Skye Jessica Brockmole
Nov. 3 Barbara Walters Barbara Walters
Dec. 1 A Week in Winter Maeve Binchy