Updated February 4, 2014
Posted March 9, 2005

Ohio Avenue Book Shelf


Denizens from Ohio Avenue, Talmadge Street and Dunning Street, plus a couple of former Ohio neighbors, have been meeting monthly since at least 2002, to discuss a selected tome.

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Coming up in 2014

  • March: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • April: Secret History by Donna Tartt

"Coming up" in 2013

  • October: Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
  • November: The Great Gatsby
  • December: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork
  • The Bookman's Tale by Charles Lovette
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseni.
  • Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
  • Maybe This Could be the Place, but Vicki has to finish it first before recommending it.
  • Hanna Pylväinen's We Sinners when in paperback

Read in 2013

  • May: Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • June: Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • August: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

"Read" in 2012

  • January: book club eats out on January 3. Meeting at Ol' Fashioned at 6 p.m. for the vodka, then somewhere else for dinner. School is not in session that week.
  • February: Bound by Sally Gunning
  • March: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • April: Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
  • August: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • For October: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides


  • Their Eye's Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston for July 2011
  • Book club family night July 23
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender for August 2011
  • Room by Emma Donoghue for September 2011
  • Night Sisters by Sara Rath for October 2011
  • November: Andre Agassi's autobiography, Open
  • December: In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard -- Delayed to January.

What they've read