BOOK CLUBS

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2020 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.


Feb. 12  John D. MacDonald, Travis McGee series, Florida


Mar 11  Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), Cormoran Strike series, NYC


Apr 8  Peter Robinson, Inspector Alan Banks series, Yorkshire, England


May 13  Gerry Boyle, Jack McMorrow series, Portland 


Jun 10  M.L. Longworth, Stranded in Provence series, south of France 


Jul 8  John Sandford, Virgil Flowers series, Minnesota


Aug 12  John Connolly, Charlie Parker series, Ireland


Sep 9  Walter Mosley, Down the River, Unto the Sea, NYC (Edgar Award winner for 2019)


Oct 14  Lawrence Block, recovering alcoholic  P.I. Matthew Scudder series, set in NYC


Nov 11  Elly Griffiths, Dr. Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist series, Norfolk, England


Dec 9  Ruth Myers, Maggie Sullivan series, Dayton, OH, before WWII


Jan 13, 2021  Laura Litman, Baltimore-based series


The OTHER BOOK CLUB

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


Jan. 22. Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson. Fiction. 208 p.


Feb.26. The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Fiction. 402 p.


Mar. 25. cancelled


Apr. 22. On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin. Fiction. 248p.


May 27. Call Me American: A Memoir, by Abdi Nor Iftin. Nonfiction. 320 p


June 24. Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt. Biography


2020 and 2019 NEW Adult BOOKS

2020 NEW BOOKS

NEW BOOKS DEC. 2019

NEW BOOKS DEC. 2019

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NEW ADULT  BOOKS, FEB. 2020

Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea.

Marie Benedict: Lady Clementine

Jeanine Cummins: American Dirt

Hilary Mantel: The Mirror of Light 

Ann Napolitano: Dear Edward

Danielle Steel: Moral Compass

Magna Szabo: Abigail

Mystery, Suspense

Jussi Adler-Olsen: Victim 2117: A Department Q Novel 

C.J. Box: Long Range (Joe Pickett) 

Tom Clancy and Marc Cameron: Code of Honor

Joseph Finder: House on Fire

Lisa Gardner: When You See Me.

Donna Leon: Trace Elements: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Liz Moore: Long Bright River

James Patterson: Lost

Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child: Crooked River

Kwei Quartey: The Missing American

Peter Robinson: Many Rivers to Cross

Charles Todd: A Divided Loyalty Backordered

Brad Taylor: Hunter Killer: A Pike Logan Novel

Stuart Woods: Treason

Nonfiction:

Jung Chang: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Roberts funds:

Brian Kilmeade: Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed AmericanHistory

Erik Larson: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Jean Edward Smith: The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light

E. B White: On Democracy

Fraser funds

Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees


NEW BOOKS DEC. 2019

NEW BOOKS DEC. 2019

NEW BOOKS DEC. 2019

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NEW ADULT  BOOKS, DEC. 2019

Marie Benedict:  Only Woman in the Room

Elizabeth Berg: The Confession Club. 

Erin Morgenstern: The Starless Sea

Jojo Moyes:  The Giver of Stars 

Chris Pavone:  The Paris Diversion

Lara Prescott: The Secrets We Kept 

Danielle Steel: Spy

Elizabeth Strout:  Olive, Again. 

Book group choices

Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson

On the Black Hill, by Bruce Chatwin 

Call Me American: Memoir, by Abdi Nor Iftin. 

Mystery/Suspense

David Baldacci:  A Minute to Midnight (An Atlee Pine Thriller (2) 

Leigh Bardugo:  Ninth House

Jack Carr: Terminal List

Lee Child:  Blue Moon  (A Jack Reacher Novel)

Michael Connelly:  The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard /Harry Bosch Novel) 

Clive Cussler: Final Option (The Oregon Files) 

Nelson DeMille  and Alex DeMille:  The Deserter. 

Allen Eskens:  Nothing More Dangerous. 

Vince Flynn: Lethal Agent (18 Mitch Rapp) 

John Grisham: The Guardians 

Robert Harris:  The Second Sleep

Lisa Jewell:  The Family Upstairs

Ragnar Jonasson: Blackout: Ari Thor Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series 3)

Ragnar Jonasson: Rupture: Ari Thor Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series 4)

Joseph Kanon: The Accomplice

John le Carré: Agent Running in the Field. 

James Patterson: The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club (19)

Anne Perry: Death in Focus

Charles Todd: A Cruel Deception

Non Fiction

Brian Murphy:  81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness 

Rachel Slade: Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. 

Michael Smith:  An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor 

2019 Roberts Memorial  

Edmund Morris: Edison


Children's Books * Book Clubs

NEW - CHILDREN 2020

CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

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New CHILDREN/YOUTH  FEB. 2020 

  PICTURE BOOKS

Carl and the meaning of life / Deborah Freedman   

Truman / Jean Reidy   


          EARLY READER

Chick and Brain : Smell my foot / Cece Bell   

Charlie & Mouse even better / Laurel Snyder   

Who is the mystery reader? / Mo Willems  


          EARLY CHAPTER

Narwhal's otter friend (Narwhal series, #4) / Ben Clanton   


          J  FICTION

Ra, the Mighty : cat detective / A.B. Greenfield   

Wrecking ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) / Jeff Kinney  


          J  GRAPHIC

New kid / Jerry Craft (Newbery winner)  

Dog Man : Fetch 22 (Dog Man series, #8)   

Smile / Raina Telemeier  


           J  NON-FICTION

Hey, water / Antoinette Portis   

A ray of light / Walter Wick   


          YA  FICTION

Lovely war / Julie Berry   

The downstairs girl / Lee Stacey   

One of us is next / Karen McManus  



    


CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

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CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019 

 PICTURE BOOKS

Beaty, Andrea / Sofia Valdez, future prez  

Cooper, Susan / The shortest day  

Schachner, Judy /Stretchy McHandsome  

Schertle, Alice / Good night, little blue truck  

Sotomayer, Sonia / Just ask : be different, be brave, be you  

Tavares, Matt / Dasher : how a brave little doe changed Christmas forever 

Van Dusen, Chris / If I built a school  (Maine)  

         EARLY CHAPTER

Hale,Shannon/Princess Black-bathtime battle  

         J   FICTION

Burgis, Stephanie / The dragon with a chocolate heart  

Colfer, Eoin / The dog who lost his bark  

Crimi, Carolyn / Weird little robots   

Di Camillo, Kate / Beverly, right here   

Philbrick, Rodman / Wildfire  (Maine) 

Ursu, Anne / The lost girl   

          J   GRAPHIC

Blabey, Aaron / Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf   

Hale, Nathan / Major Impossible : Hazardous 

Hale, Shannon / Best friends   

White bird / R.J. Palacio  

         YA   FICTION

Black, Holly / The Queen of Nothing  

Lippincott, Rachael / Five feet apart   

Pullman, Philip / The Secret Commonwealth 

Shusterman,Neal / The Toll-Arc of the Scythe#3

Yoon, David / Frankly in love     

Previous BOOK CLUBS

CHILDREN/YOUTH  DEC. 2019

Previous BOOK CLUBS

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2019 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB  

We often read any book from a series.

Oct 9 – Noah Hawley, Before the Fall 

Nov 13–Lori Roy, Let Me Die in His Footsteps 

Dec 11 – Robert Rotenberg, The Guilty Plea


2018 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB.    ​

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 



2019 OTHER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS 

June 26: Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover. 

July 24: Girl with 7 Names, Hyeonseo Lee.

Aug. 28: Normal People, by Sally Rooney. 

Sept. 25: The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr.  

Oct. 23: The Sympathizer,Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nov. 20: Crossing to Safety,Wallace Stegner.  


2018 OTHER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

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 Flower Moon, D.Grann;   

Nov. 14: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid.