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 (Maybe a field trip may be in order)


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


Apr. 22. Call Me American: A Memoir, by Abdi Nor Iftin. Nonfiction. 320 p.


2019 NEW Adult BOOKS

2019 NEW BOOKS - FICTION

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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


NEW BOOKS 2019

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NEW ADULT  BOOKS, SEPT. 2019 

Margaret Atwood: The testaments 

Marie Benedict: Carnegie’s maid

Orson Scott Card: The hive

Jill Ciment: The body in question

Blake Crouch: Recursion 

Linda Holmes:  Evvie D 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 thBay.  

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 

Ben Coes:  The Russian

Robert Crais: A Dangerous Man 

Clive Cussler/Robin Burcell: Oracle 

Stephen Hunter:  Game of Snipers 

Ragnar Jonasson: The Darkness: 

Ragnar Jonasson; The Island: 

Dean Koontz: The Night Window: 

Owen Laukkanen:  Deception Cove  

Laura Lippman:  Lady in the Lake 

Attica Locke: Bluebird, Bluebird. 

Mike Maden: T.Clancy Enemy Contact 

Jo Nesbo: The Knife

Louise Penny: A Better Man 

David Rosenfelt: Bark of Night

Robert Rotenberg: The guilty plea 

Lori Roy: Let me die in his footsteps

Daniel Silva: The New Girl 

Brad Thor: Backlash

Ruth Ware: The Turn of the Key 

Non Fiction

Sarah Perry: After the Eclipse: 

2019 Roberts Memorial books

Jane de Hart: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 

David McCullough: The Pioneers 

George Packer:  Richard Holbrooke 

David L. Roll:  George Marshall: 

Children's Books * Book Clubs

NEW - CHILDREN 2019

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New 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   


MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

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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

The OTHER BOOK CLUB

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 2019 OTHER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS 

June 26: Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover. 

July 24: The 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.  Fiction