Top Shelf Reads

Interested in joining? Contact Jessica by email or call (269) 585-8711

Top Shelf Reads is a drop-in book discussion group especially for young professionals (20’s-30’s age set). Join us after work for drinks and a bite to eat offsite at a local micro-brewpub and restaurant and discuss edgy and offbeat reads. Our informal discussions last one hour, but participants are welcome to stay and hang out.

We meet offsite at Latitude 42 Brewing Co. at 7 PM on the second Monday of every month year round. See below for previous titles, and check out our events calendar for upcoming reads!

Latitude 42 is located at 7842 Portage Rd, Portage MI.


The Book of Lost Things

by John Connolly

Monday, January 11th

In the Unlikely Event

by Judy Blume

Monday, February 8th

The Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline

Reading Together Community Read Selection
Monday, March 14th

Geek Love

by Katherine Dunn

Monday, April 11th

Station Eleven

by Elizabeth St. John Mandel

Great Michigan Read Winner
Monday, May 9th


2015 Fall/Winter Season

The Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander

Life From Scratch: a memoir of food, family and forgiveness by Sasha Martin

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

2015 Winter/Spring Season

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

2014 Fall Season

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Worst. Person. Ever by Douglas Coupland

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Summer 2014 – Themed Reading

Favorite Reads

Bad Books

“What the *Bleep?!*“ Book Moments

2014 Winter/Spring Season

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

Fall 2013

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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