Welcome to Book Club!

It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. —John Wesley

About Our Book Club

When & Where

The Book Club meets every first Wednesday of each month with the exception of the month of January. All meetings are held in the Reading Room of the Loda Library.


The Library opens at 12:45 p.m. Discussion begins at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 2:15 p.m. At 2:15 the book to be dsicussed at the next meeting will be announced. The Library closes at 2:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Due to inclament weather, the Book Club may cancel or reschedule meetings at any time. If you have meeting concerns please contact the Loda Township Library by phone 217-386-2783 or by email at lodalibrary@gmail.com.

What the Book Club Thought

"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Five members of the book club liked the book, two found it difficult.

This sophisticated book is well-written with well develped characters and is a clever creation by the author. It's a great story! We felt one of the objectives of the author- was to have the reader look further into Russian history. 

We learned from the book and it challenged us to think a bit deeper.

"Winter Solstice" by Rosamunde Pilcher

Everyone in book club loved this book! The setting for "Winter Solstice" is northern Scotland just before Christmas in recent times. The characters range in age from mid-teens to the sixties. Each of them have experienced some degree of tragedy in their lives, yet through their charity and kindness they help each other to heal. The author's beautiful descriptions of scenery and weather conditions make the reader feel right there in Scotland in the winter. The character development and plot lead to a very satisfying ending.

Just as some people enjoy watching "It's a Wonderful Life" or going to see "The Nutcracker" each holiday season, this is a book you may enjoy reading every year at Christmas.

"Eternal on the Water" by Joseph Monninger

This book is about a beautiful love story and the heartbreaking conclusion. The author developed the characters and story slowly and deeply with the strong influence of nature.  Our members ranked the book as mediocre and would not particularly recommend it because of his writing style. While he wrote an interesting insight into a fatal disease, the author was too wordy with too much detail. The author attempted to present a courageous, contemporary stand on the "Right to Die", however, we felt the ending was poorly done.