What is Battle Creek Reads?

Battle Creek Reads, which started in 2006, encourages community members to read the same book, talk about it, and then meet the author.

To make a suggestion, contact librarian Jade Woodridge at 269-968-8166, ext. 504, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send her an email.

Past Selections

2021 - "A Woman is No Man" by Etaf Rum
          "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
2020 - "A Dog Called Hope" by Jason Morgan
2019 - "The Long Haul" by Finn Murphy;
           "This is Where You Belong" by Melody Warnick
2018 - "South of Superior" by Ellen Airgood
2017 - "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens
           "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini
2016 - "Safe from the Sea" by Peter Geye
            "Delicious!" by Ruth Reichl
2015 - "A Secret Gift" by Ted Gup
          "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline 
2014 - "The Leisure Seeker" by Michael Zadoorian
           "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff
2013 - "Eighty-Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts
           "The Day the World Came to Town" by Jim DeFede
           "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
           "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach
2012 - "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson
           "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford
2011 - "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
2010 - "The Soloist" by Steve Lopez
2009 - "How Starbucks Saved My Life" by Michael Gates Gill
2008 - "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
2007 - "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger
2006 - "Pay it Forward" by Catherine Ryan Hyde