September 2019


(We have been very busy over the last few months, so posts have been nonexistent. We apologize for that, but we’re back on track and ready to go!)

This month, we’re reading Banned Books for September! If you’re unfamiliar, here’s an explanation about Banned Books from the American Library Association.

In short, per the ALA: “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.  A banning is the removal of those materials.”

If you’re looking for suggestions on what to read for this month, a list of banned and challenged classics can be found here.

A list of the 100 most frequently challenged and banned books since 1990 (when records were first kept) can be found here.

As always, we will meet in the Truman Room at the library at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month (September 16th).

Happy reading!

March 2019

Hello, book lovers!

We’re back again for March. This month, the theme is “a book about a culture other than your own.”

I have included a suggested book list, complete with links to the library’s catalog so you can check out the books yourselves. Don’t forget to check the Overdrive app for e-books and audiobooks as well!

See you in a few weeks!

February 2019

Hello, everyone!

Our first meeting was a success! I’m looking forward to our future discussions and the new books that will show up on my radar.

For February, our theme is “a book about love.” This doesn’t necessarily mean a book about romance (although that is certainly an option); it can also be a book about family, about friends, or about the love between pets and their owners. Whatever love looks like to you, read a book about it!

We are meeting again at the library in the Truman Room at 6 P.M. on February 11th for coffee and discussion. And feel free to comment below with the book you’re reading!

See you soon!

January 2019

Hey, folks!

We’re getting ready for our first meeting! This month, for the start of a new year and a new book club, the theme is “a book by an author you’ve never read.”

Meet us at the library in the Truman Room at 6 P.M. on January 14th for coffee and discussion!

And feel free to comment below on the book you’re reading!

Welcome to the Club!

Hello, everyone!

My name is Megan and I’m the leader of this book club. For my first post, I’d like to begin with an explanation of this club and what we’re going to be doing in it.

This book club is based at Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, Missouri and is meant for adult readers located there. (But others are free to read and comment here, too!)

The term “loosely bound” refers to the way in which this book club will be run: with minimal oversight and a lot of freedom. Each month, a theme/subject/genre will be chosen for the following meeting. Members are free to read whatever book they like, so long as it follows the theme/subject/genre for that month. These will be posted on this website, which can also be found on the library’s website at If appropriate, I will also post a list of suggested books for that theme.

We will meet once a month (usually on the third Monday) for coffee and conversation in the River Room at the Missouri River Regional Library from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m to discuss which book we read.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me here, or to email me at

Happy reading!

April 2019

Hey, folks!

We had a lot of fun last month talking about books about other cultures, and this month we’re keeping it rolling! The April theme is “memoirs.”

Don’t forget, you can get your books from the library, or from our Overdrive app or Hoopla for e-books and audiobooks!

I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. See you then!