BOOK CLUBS

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2019 Reading Selections

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Meets 2nd Wednesday every month at 4 pm.  All welcome.

We often choose an author and read any book in a series.


Oct 9 – Noah Hawley, Before the Fall (Edgar Award winner -2017)

Nov 13 – Lori Roy, Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Edgar Award- 2016)

Dec 11 – Robert Rotenberg, The Guilty Plea, 2nd book by this Canadian author. 

We’ve read Old City Hall, the first in this Detective Greene Series.


Sept 2020 – Walter Mosley, Down the River, Unto the Sea (Edgar Award -2019)


The Other BOOK CLUB

Meets 4th Wednesday every month at 10 am. All Welcome.


June 26: Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover. Non fiction.  336 pgs   

July 24: The Girl with Seven Names, by Hyeonseo Lee. Non fiction. 320 pgs. 

Aug. 28: Normal People, by Sally Rooney. Fiction. 288 pages,

Sept. 25: The Shell Collector, by Anthony Doerr.  Short-story collection.  240 p. 

Oct. 23: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Fiction 384 p. 

Nov. 20: Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner. Fiction. 335 p.

Please note that the November meeting is on the third Wednesday.

2019 NEW BOOKS

2019 NEW BOOKS - FICTION

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NEW ADULT  BOOKS, SEPT. 2019

Margaret Atwood: The testaments B/O

Marie Benedict: Carnegie’s maid

Orson Scott Card: The hive

Jill Ciment: The body in question

Blake Crouch: Recursion 

Linda Holmes:  Evvie Drake Starts Over

Nuruddin Farah: North of dawn

Elizabeth Gilbert: City of Girls

Elin Hilderbrand: Summer of ‘69

Stephen King: The Institute. Sept. 10. 

Debbie Macomber:  Window on the Bay.  

Leila Meacham: Dragonfly 

Téa Obreht:  Inland

Kate Quinn: The Alice network 

Nora Roberts: Under Currents

Richard Russo: Chances Are . . . 

Miriam Toews: Women talking

Jennifer Weiner:  Mrs. Everything. 

Colson Whitehead: Nickel Boys

Mystery/Suspense

Kate Atkinson: Big Sky 

David Baldacci: One Good Deed

C.J. Box: The Bitterroots 

Jack Carr: True Believer

Ann Cleeves: The long call B/O

Ben Coes:  The Russian

Robert Crais: A Dangerous Man 

Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell: The Oracle 

Stephen Hunter:  Game of Snipers 

Ragnar Jonasson: The Darkness: A Thriller 

Ragnar Jonasson; The Island: A Thriller 

Dean Koontz: The Night Window: 

Owen Laukkanen:  Deception Cove  

Laura Lippman:  Lady in the Lake B/O

Attica Locke: Bluebird, Bluebird. 

Mike Maden:  Tom Clancy Enemy Contact 

Jo Nesbo: The Knife

Louise Penny: A Better Man 

David Rosenfelt: Bark of Night

Robert Rotenberg: The guilty plea B/O

Lori Roy: Let me die in his footsteps

Daniel Silva: The New Girl B/O

Brad Thor: Backlash

Ruth Ware: The Turn of the Key 

Non Fiction

Sarah Perry: After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search. 2017.

Roberts Memorial books.

Jane Sherron de Hart: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 

David McCullough: The Pioneers 

George Packer:  Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century  

David L. Roll:  George Marshall: Defender of the Republic. 


NEW BOOKS NON-FICTION

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Nonfiction Nov. 2018

David Grann: The White Darkness. Jill Lepore: These Truths: History of the United States Michelle Obama: Becoming. Lynn Vincent: Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the US Naval History Tara Westover:  Educated. Bob Woodward: Fear


Non-Fiction: Aug. 2018
Steven Brill: Tailspin  
Neil Degrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People
Dan Harris: Meditation for Fidgety Sceptics 
Sam Kleiner: The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan
Jon Meacham: The Soul of America
Richard Russo: The Destiny Thief: 
Ellie LeBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase: George & Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story
Ian W. Toll: The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944


Non-Fiction: June 2018
Madeleine Albright : Fascism: A Warning
Vicki Constantine Croke: Elephant Company: 
Ivan Doig: This House of Sky:   
Barbara Ehrenreich: Natural Causes
Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come
Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind: 





NEW BOOKS 2018

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 NEW ADULT  BOOKS, November 2018

Jenny Erpenbeck: Go, Went, Gone 

Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered. 

Lianne Moriarty: Nine Perfect Strangers    Heather Morris: Tattooist of Auschwitz 

Delia Owens:  Where the Crawdads Sing Sarah Perry: Melmouth 

Jody Picoult: A Spark of Light 

Nicholas Sparks:  Every Breath. 

Danielle Steel: In His Father’s Footsteps

 Mark Sullivan: Beneath a Scarlet Sky 

Sarah Winman: Tin Man 

Book group titles

The Storyteller's Secret, by Sajal Badani 

They Came Like Swallows,  William Maxwell 

Less, by Andrew Greer 

The Day the World Came to Town. 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, By Jim Defede Mystery/Suspense

Kate Atkinson: Transcription 

David Baldacci: Long Road to Mercy   

Sandra Brown: Tailspin 

Lee Child: Past Tense: A Jack Reacher  

Ann Cleeves: Wild Fire: A Shetland Island 

Bruce Robert Coffin: Beyond the Truth Michael Connelly: Dark Sacred Night 

Vince Flynn: Red War 

Tana French: The Witch Elm

 John Grisham: The Reckoning 

Ragnar Jonasson: The Darkness 

Stephen King: Elevation 

Jason Mathews: Red Sparrow 

Jason Mathews: Palace of Treason 

Jason Mathews: The Kremlin’s Candidate 

Sara Paretsky:  Shell Game: 

A V.I. Warshawski Novel   

James Patterson: Ambush 

Louise Penny: Kingdom of the Blind 

Anne Rice: Blood Communion 

J.D. Robb: Leverage in Death 

David Rosenfelt: Deck the Hounds:  

Andy Carpenter  John Sandford: Holy Ghost Lisa Scottoline: Feared 

Yrsa Sigurdardottir: The Legacy 

Charles Todd: A Forgotten Place: 

Bess Crawford  

Stuart Woods: Desperate Measures
 



Children's Books

NEW - CHILDREN 2019

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New CHILDREN/YOUTH  Nov. 2018

EARLY PICTURE BOOKS

Dreamers / Yuyi Morales 

Quiet / Ryan T. Higgins 

Hello hello / Brendan Wenzel 

Ocean meets sky / Terry Fan, Eric Fan 

The wall in the middle of the book / Jon Agee The wonky donkey/ Craig Smith 

E  EARLY READERS

Hi! Fly Guy / Tedd Arnold 

I lost my tooth / Mo Willems 

EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS

Piper Green & the fairy tree  / Ellen Potter   

The Princess in Black - perfect princess party / Shannon Hale  

J FICTION

Ending #1, the last / Katherine Applegate 

City of ghosts / Victoria Schwab 

Louisianna’s way home / Kate DiCamillo Matthew Patterson and the wish defenders / Michael R. Holm  

J GRAPHIC

Dog Man : lord of the fleas / Dave Pilkey Ghosts / Raina Telgemeier   

 J NON-FICTIONHer right foot / Dave Eggers  YA FICTION

From Twinkle with love / Sandy Menon 

Dry / Neal Shusterman 

American Panda / Gloria Chao 

Goodbye days / Jeff Zentner  

YA GRAPHIC

Speak : the graphic novel / Anderson ; Carroll The graveyard book-graphic /Neil Gaiman    

NEW- CHILDREN 2018

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NEW CHILDREN/YOUTH - August 2018  


E BOARD BOOK

Carol Thompson: Music (Amazing me)  

E PICTURE BOOK

Julie Fogliano: A house that once was   

Sophie Blackall:  Hello lighthouse 

E EARLY CHAPTER

Ellen Potter: Piper Green / fairy tree : Pie Girl 

J FICTION

Aisha Said: Amal unbound    

 J GRAPHIC

Dav Pilkey: Dog Man and Cat Kid  Ben Hatke: Zita the spacegirl   

YA FICTION

Leah Konen: Love and other train wrecks   Stacy McNulty: Miscalculation of Lighting Girl  

YA GRAPHIC

George O’Connor:Olympian:Zeus King of gods 

 J NON-FICTION

Seymour Simon: Horses (revised ed. 2017) Juliette Clutton-Brock:Eyewitness Books Horse   Michiyo Nelson: Sign language 1st 100 words   

Steve Mould: The bacteria book   

Charlotte Milner: The bee book.

NEW - CHILDREN 2019

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Coming this summer

2018

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previous titles

2018 Mystery Book Club

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2018 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Meets 2nd Wednesday each month at 4pm.    

Sept.11:The President is Missing, Bill Clinton & James Patterson

​Oct.9: Inspector Huss Series, Helen Tursten

Nov. 14: In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware

Dec.12:  The Cutting, James Hayman

2018 The Other Book Club

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2018 OTHER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

Meets 10 am 4th Wednesday each month

June 27: This House of Sky: Ivan Doig.  

July 25: Tangerine,  Christine Mangan.  

Aug. 22: Homegoing,  Yaa Gyasi.  

Sept. 26: Elephant Company: Vicki C. Croke.   

Oct. 24: Killers of the Flower Moon, D.Grann;   Nov. 14: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid.  Fiction