Chapter One Book Group

Chapter One is a community of friends committed to enriching our lives through shared experience of the written word and meaningful discussion.  The group was established in January 2008 and is currently celebrating its ninth year.

Each month, Chapter One dives into a new book selected directly from group nominations.  Selections can vary as much as our members.

The group continues to meet and celebrate literature each month in the Chillicothe area of Ohio.


June 2018

Artemis by Andy Weir

Science Fiction

Published in 2017

In his sophomore album, best-selling author Andy Weir takes readers into the late 2080s and explores Artemis, the first lunar city in history. Life in Artemis is difficult for people who aren’t rich tourists or eccentric billionaires, and Jazz Bashara takes up smuggling in order to survive on the moon. When Jazz sees the opportunity to pull off the perfect crime, she inadvertently becomes entangled in a conspiracy to control Artemis itself. Praised for its intrigue and action, Artemis has been described as a worthy follow up to Weir's blockbuster debut, The Martian.

This meeting for discussion of Book #126 is currently scheduled for June 23rd at 5:00 PM.


July 2018

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman


Published in 2017

In his first memoir, podcast host and internet personality John Hodgman shares memories of his childhood in western Massachusetts, his antagonistic relationship with the beaches of Maine and his perspective on life as an adult rapidly approaching middle age. Funny, poignant, sincere and informative all at once, Vacationland is a memoir like no other.

This meeting for discussion of Book #127 is currently scheduled for July 22nd at 2:00 PM.