Book Club

A Book Club for Adults

 


Join us for conversation and refreshments as we discuss our current book. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the second floor Conference Room at the Hall Library, 101 E. Hunt St. New members are welcome! 

Each year from July through June, we read two literary classics, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction / biographies and devote two meetings to “What else are you reading?” discussions.

Future Reads

August 2, 2017


What Else Are You Reading?
Book club members discuss books they have recently read.

September 6, 2017


Madame Tussaud: a Novel of the French Revolution, by Michelle Moran
Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting. Spanning five years, this book brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.

October 4, 2017


The Shack, by William P. Young
A young girl has been abducted, murdered and found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, her father receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back for the weekend. The book wrestles with the question, “Where is God in a world filled with unspeakable pain?”

November 1, 2017

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
Sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. As WWII progresses, their relationship and strength are tested; and they find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible.

December 6, 2017

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
Lily and Snow Flower share their hopes, dreams and accomplishments. They develop a bond, but when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

January 3, 2018

What Else Are You Reading?
Book club members discuss books they have recently read.

February 7, 2018

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
The story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire and scandalize newborn America. This biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, illustrating that today’s America is the result of his countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often widely disputed during his time.

March 7, 2018

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, by Jean Sasson
Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess who has no freedom or control over her life. She tells of her turbulent childhood to an arranged marriage, and risks bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and that of her children.
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April 4, 2018

Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch our Nation into Space, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures follows four African-American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellects to change their own lives - and their country’s future.

May 2, 2018


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: a Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Agatha Christie
In the village of King’s Abbot, Roger Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study. It is up to the famous Hercule Poirot, who has retired to this village, to solve the case - a task in which he is aided by multiple people.

June 6, 2018


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
A. J. Fikrey’s life is not what he expected it to be. He lives alone in his bookstore and his collection of poems has been stolen. When a mysterious package arrives, he gets a chance to make his life over and see everything anew.