Top Shelf Reads

Interested in joining? Contact Jessica by email or call (269) 585-8711

Top Shelf Reads is a drop-in book discussion group especially for young professionals (20’s-30’s age set). Join us after work for drinks and a bite to eat offsite at a local micro-brewpub and restaurant and discuss edgy and offbeat reads. Our informal discussions last one hour, but participants are welcome to stay and hang out.

We meet offsite at Latitude 42 Brewing Co. at 7 PM on the second Monday of every month year round. See below for previous titles, and check out our events calendar for upcoming reads!

Latitude 42 is located at 7842 Portage Rd, Portage MI.

2017 Summer – 2018 Spring

“Genre Read” Month

Various member chosen titles within selected genre: Translated Works

Monday, June 12th

“Book vs Movie” Month – at the Library

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. Please register.

6pm Monday, July 17th

“Cookbook Potluck” Month – at the Library

Various; member chosen. Bring a dish to share from your favorite recipe book!

Monday, August 14th

The Orphan Master’s Son

by Adam Johnson

Monday, September 11th

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

by Susannah Cahalan

Monday, October 9th

When to Rob a Bank: and 131 more warped suggestions and well-intended rants

by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

Monday, November 13th


by Christina Henry

Monday, December 11th

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Alexie Sherman

Monday, January 8th

The Chosen

by Chaim Potok

Monday, February 12th

(Title To Be Announced)

Reading Together community read selection

Monday, March 12th

Naked Lunch

by William Burroughs

Monday, April 9th

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

Monday, May 14th


2016 Fall – 2017 Spring

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Jack Spratt Investigates the Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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