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.


September 2018

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Science Fiction

Published in 1970

One of the most famous science fiction novels of all time, the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Award-winning Ringworld changed the genre forever upon its publication. Following a disparate group of travelers comprised of humans and aliens, Ringworld explains how this chaotic group came together and where, in the name of anything sane, they were headed. Spawning multiple sequels and adaptations, Ringworld has gone on to inspire generations of science fiction fans and creators and its influence can be found in everything from video games like Halo to shows like Star Trek.

This meeting for discussion of Book #129 is currently scheduled for September 22nd at 5:00 PM.

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October 2018

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman


Published in 2015

In his third collection of short fiction, acclaimed author Neil Gaiman crafts tales of terror as he blends together science fiction, fairy tales, magical realism and poetry in a way that only he can. Incorporating his own favorite characters like Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor put a personal spin on this collection of spooks and scares, and Trigger Warning is sure to delight and unsettle those familiar with Gaiman’s signature style and newcomers alike.

This meeting for discussion of Book #130 is currently scheduled for October 6th at 5:00 PM.