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MCCC Book Club

The MCCC book club is open to all MCCC employees and students. The club was started by the Library Staff in Winter 2023, with a new book being selected to read each semester. The book club meets two times per semester at 12:30 in the Library. It is a fun, lunchtime club that encourages thoughtful opinions and discussions. The best part of the club has been getting to know people from all across campus through a shared joy of reading.

Our titles so far include Educated by Tara Westover, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.

For the Winter 2024 Semester the Book Club will be reading not one, but two books—The Best Part of Us by Sally Cole-Misch, and The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, which is the One Book One Community 2024 title. OBOC is bringing both authors to Monroe in March and the MCCC book club is excited to read along with OBOC! 

Students are welcome to join club, but we would also like to encourage them to consider joining the student led book club run by SLAC (The Student Library Advisory Club).

For more information about either club, please stop by the Library or email Elizabeth Hartig ( or Kayla Richards (


Winter 2024 Book Club Titles

The Best Part of Us

The Best Part of Us By Sally Cole-Misch


PS3603 .O442 B47 2020


"Beth cherished her childhood summers on a pristine northern Canadian lake, where she reveled in the sweet smell of dew on early morning hikes, the loons' evening trills across the lake's many bays, every brush stroke of her brother's paintings celebrating their cherished place, and their grandfather's laughter as he welcomed neighbors to their annual Welsh harvest celebration. Theirs was an unshakable bond with nature, family, and friends, renewed every summer on their island of granite and pines. But that bond was threatened and then torn apart, first as rights to their island were questioned and then by nature itself, and the family was forced to leave. Fourteen years later, Beth has created a new life in urban Chicago. There, she's erected a solid barrier between the past and present, no matter how much it costs--until her grandfather asks her to return to the island to determine its fate. Will she choose to preserve who she has become, or risk everything to discover if what was lost still remains?"

Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley


PZ7.1.B6784 Fir 2021


Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi's hockey team. yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims. Now, as the deceptions--and deaths--keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she's ever known. Firekeeper's Daughter is an electrifying thriller layered with a rich exploration of the modern Native experience, a reckoning of current and historical injustices, and a powerful celebration of community.

Previous Book Club Titles

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Fall 2023 Read


PS3610.E562 L67 2019


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Summer 2023 Read


PR6108 .A39 M53 2020

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover

Winter 2023 Read


CT3262 .I2 W47 2018

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