Adult Book Group meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Book choices vary, from mysteries to travel, literary fiction to gritty memoir. All are welcome to join discussion, whether or not you’ve read the book (but we won’t promise not to spoil the ending if you didn’t finish), and refreshments are always served. Books can be borrowed a month before each discussion.

Upcoming titles:

2017

January 24: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
February 28: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
March 28: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
April 25: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
May 23: In the Evil Day by Richard Adam Carey
June 27: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
July 25: The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee
August 22: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
September 26: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
October 24: One Book One Valley, One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
November 28: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

2016
January 19: In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
February 23: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
March 22: Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George
April 26: Life or Death by Michael Robotham
May 24: Master Thieves by Stephen Kurkjian
June 28: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
July 26: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
August 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
September 27: Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
October 25: 1 Book  1 Valley, The Finest Hours by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman
November 29: Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker

2015
January 27: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
February 24: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
March 24: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
April 28: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
May 26: Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson
June 23: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
July 28: The Dinner by Herman Koch
August 25: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 22: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
October 27: 1 Book 1 Valley,  Euphoria by Lily King
November 17: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

2014
September 23: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
October 28: 1 Book 1 Valley, Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
November 25: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Children’s Book Clubs: None planned at present, but we would love to get one started. Call us if you’re interested, let us know age and reading interests of proposed group.

Teen Book Club and Pizza: Teen Book Clubs are planned to meet once or twice in the summer. Want to start a school-year teen book club? Contact us.

Kid Book Club: (recommended for grades 5th – 8th)
September 28: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
October 26: Holes by Louis Sachar
November 30: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
January 4: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
February 1: Masterminds by Gordon Korman
March 1: Bad Unicorn by Platte F. Clark
March 29: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
April 26: Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
May 24: Loot by Jude Watson
June 21: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnet and Jory John and The Fog Diver  by Joel Ross

Kids: (recommended for grades 3rd-4th)
September 27, 2017: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Tween: (recommended for grades 5th – 6th)
September 21, 2017: The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick

Teen: (recommended for grades 7th and up)
September 14, 2017: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

Summer Book Club 2017:

Kids: (recommended for grades 3rd-4th)
August 23 at 5pm: Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Tween: (recommended for grades 5th – 6th)
August 23 at 5:45: The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
Teen: (recommended for grades 7th and up)
August 16 at 5:30: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

 

Community Book Clubs: Got a group already or planning to put a group together? We can provide multiple copies of books borrowed from other NH libraries, and can also provide resources or suggestions for picking titles, discussion guides, and even a meeting room for your group. When choosing titles, note that current bestsellers are rarely available for borrowing. In addition, NH Library Association’s READS group offers READS-to-Go offers book club kits, bags filled with 15 copies of a single title along with a discussion guide. Their website reads-to-go.org has a list of the available titles. Contact us to arrange to borrow one of the bags.