For more information about any of our Book Clubs, please ask a staff member. Any staff member will be more than happy to put a Book Club title on request for you! All of the past Book Club selections for each of our Adult Book Clubs can be found on a small bookcase near the elevator.
Judy’s Book Club is the Library’s longest running Book Club. This Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00pm, unless there is a holiday. The list of books they have read can be found here.
– Some recent titles for Judy’s Book Club are: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas, Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard, Following Atticus by Tom Ryan, Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini, Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty, The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure, Arrowood by Laura McHugh, Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon, News of the World by Paulette Giles, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, Conclave by Robert Harris, The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates, My Name is Lucy Barton, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, The Art Forger by Barbara Shapirao, Sycamore Row by John Grisham, The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff, and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain, Piece of the World by Cristina Baker Kline.
-Some upcoming titles are: October – Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz, November – Last Ballad by Wiley Cash, December – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Non-Fiction Addiction is our Book Club devoted entirely to non-fiction! This daytime Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:30pm. In the past they have read book such as The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Lost Girls by Robert Kolker, and Crack at the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester, Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts, Longitude by Dana Sobel, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman, DecBehind the Beautiful Forever: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Grunt:The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, On Writing by Stephen King, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschnidt, Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel, Survivor Cafe by Elizabeth Rosner, The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston, The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, July – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawsom.
– Some upcoming titles for Non-Fiction Addiction are: October – Rest In Pieces: The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses by Lovejoy, Bess; November – The Gatekeepers: How The White House Of Staff Define Every Presidency by Whipple Chris; December – Notorius RBG: The Life & Times Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Carmon, Irin
Chapter Chat Book Club is designed to be a lighter, more relaxed Book Club. We will read books that have some humorous, fun content, with some topics worth discussing. So far, some examples of what we’ve read are: Bossypants by Tina Fey, The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin, Landline by Rainbow Rowell, and Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, The Vacationers by Emma Straub, The Assistants by Camille Perri, One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich, A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger, A City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller, Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley, My Not-So-Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave, The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline, Virtually Perfect by Paige Roberts, The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison, Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, How to Party With an Infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings, On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman, The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce, Dear Faherenheit 451 by Annie Spence, The Late Bloomers Club by Louise Miller.
– Some upcoming titles for Chapter Chat are: October – Sophia of Silicon Valley by Annie Yen
Sound Mind & Body Book Club is devoted entirely to Health and Wellness! Some titles that have been read in the past are: Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, I’d Rather Laugh by Linda Richman, Happiness is a Choice We Make by John Leland, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth, and This is Where you Belong: the Art and Science of Loving the Place you Live by Melody Warnick .
– Some upcoming titles for Sound Mind and Body are: October – Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, November – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, and December – Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt.