B.Y.O.B. is different from your traditional book club
1. You pick what you read.
Unlike most book clubs where everyone reads the same thing, at B.Y.O.B. you pick the titles you want to read. Each month, we will choose a new theme (mystery, banned books, bestsellers, etc.) and then YOU choose a title to read and discuss. It may get a little chaotic, but it should be fun times, especially since…
2. It’s held in local bars and wineries.
Instead of meeting at the same place every month, we will rotate through various local establishments based on the club’s preferences. Which means we will be discussing a bunch of books each month over food and drink (alcoholic or non-B.Y.O.B. is all about choices!) from local places you know and love.
Join us at 7 on the 1st Thursday of each month for a great conversation about books over local food and drinks!
Check here for upcoming dates, themes, locations, and an ongoing reading list. For more information and to register, call 330-343-6123.
B.Y.O.B. Spring 2017 Schedule:
|January 5 Location: Crocker's Theme: "How to" Books||February 2 Location: El Papas Theme: Books You've Had for a While and Never Read||March 2 Location: Hog Heaven in New Philadelphia Theme: Plays||April 6 Location: Pangrazio's Theme: Books Published in the Year You Were Born|
Looking for your next read? Check out these reads chosen by members of the B.Y.O.B!
November 2016: Published in 2016
- After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson
- Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Liar’s Key by Carla Neggers
October 2016: Biography
- Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
- I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley
- Seven Hells by Thaddeus Stabholz
- The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
June 2016: Discovery
- Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
- Lost Cities by Paul Bahn
- Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans L. Trefousse
- A Voyage Strange and Long by Tony Horwitz
May 2016: Young Adult
- The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
- Everybody Paints! by Jamie Wyeth
- The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
April 2016: Sports
- Baseball Myths by Bill Deane
- Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
- Forfeit by Dick Francis
- LeBron James: The Making of an MVP by Terry Pluto
- The Art of Horsemanship by Xenophon
- Shooting Stars by LeBron James & Buzz Bissinger
March 2016: Authors from Asia
- The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
- A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Chidlhood by Qais Akbar Omar
- The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
- Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
- Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
February 2016: The American West
- California Gold by John Jakes
- Ghosts of Timber Wolf by V. S. Meszaros
- Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West by Michael Punke
- Raveled Ends of Sky by Linda Sandifer
- The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
January 2016: History
- The Bell Keeper by Marilyn Seguin
- Oh What a Slaughter by Larry McMurtry
- Pearl Harbor by Steven Gillon
- The U.S. Constitution by Tim McNeese