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.


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.

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August 2018

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Science Fiction

Published in 2011

The brainchild of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the first novel in The Expanse series was critically acclaimed with many reviews noting that it was the best entry in the space opera genre since Iain M. Banks' Culture series. Set in a universe where humanity has colonized much of the Solar System but has yet to venture to other stars, the human race has been divided into competing factions with Earth and Mars maintaining an uneasy peace while under constant threat of attack from the Outer Planets Alliance. With political tensions rising, Jim Holden, an XO of an asteroid mining ship, and Joe Miller, a private detective, both get caught up in the mystery surrounding one missing young woman in a system of billions.

This meeting for discussion of Book #128 is currently scheduled for August 25th at 5:00 PM.