After carefully considering the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The General Society Library will be closed for the time being, this also includes the current suspension of the Library Book group.

LIBRARY BOOK GROUP and NEW LIBRARY TITLES (Please scroll down for the titles)

The Library Book Group normally meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Library.  

New Members are very welcome. For more information on future titles and how to join the group, please email



The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

The Nix – Nathan Hill

Here I Am – Jonathan Safran Foer

Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen

Siracusa – Delia Ephron

You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott

The Underground Railroad –Colson Whitehead

Everyone Brave is Forgiven – Chris Cleave

The Black Widow – Daniel Silva

A Hero of France – Alan Furst

LaRose – Louise Erdrich

Home – Harlan Coben


Paper: Paging Through History – Mark Kurlansky

Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean

City on a Grid: How New York Became New York – Gerard Koeppel

Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City – Robin Nagle

A Burglar’s Guide to the City – Geoff Manaugh


The Hand That Feeds You – A. J. Rich

God Help The Child – Toni Morrison

Among The Ten Thousand Things: A Novel – Julia Pierpont

Blood On Snow – Jo Nesbø

Our Souls At Night – Kent Haruf

The Star Side Of Bird Hill – Naomi Jackson

A God In Ruins: A Novel – Kate Atkinson

Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

The Stranger – Harlan Coben


Prose. Volume V, 1963-1968 – W. H. Auden

The Wright Brothers – David G. Mccullough

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania – Erik Larson

The General Society Of Mechanics And Tradesmen Of The City Of New York: A History – Polly Guerin

Seeking New York: The Stories Behind The Historic Architecture Of Manhattan–One Building At A Time – Tom Miller

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway – Doug Most


Other Recently Added Titles

Leaving Time: A Novel – Jodi Picoult

Nora Webster: A Novel – Colm Tóibín

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande

Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine

Station Eleven: A Novel – Emily St. John Mandel

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing – Eimear McBride

How to be both – Ali Smith

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions – Randall Munroe

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution – Walter Isaacson

One Plus One – Jojo Moues

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel – Anthony Doerr

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

The Bone Clocks: A Novel – David Mitchell

Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

Gray Mountain – John Grisham

The Heist:  A Novel – Daniel Silva

Hope to Die – James Patterson

Lila  – Marilynne Robinson

The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

We are Not Ourselves –  Matthew Thomas