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.

Community members recently voted for their favorite themes for the 2022 Battle Creek Reads book. Watch for more details here soon.

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