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Book club is informal and friendly! No registration is required, nor is any kind of fancy literary background. Indeed, the books we choose vary widely from month to month -- some are short, some are long; some are easy reads, some are more challenging. We might do a non-fiction book with a regional connection, a biography of an interesting person in the news, or a traditional "book club book" that Oprah might recommend. Regardless, we have fun with it!

Also note: We are aware that many folks borrow our "book-club book" and read it on their own at home with no intention of attending the discussion group. That's fine, too -- we call them "lurkers" and love that they're willing to try something new. We do try to expose you to different authors, different genres, and different subject matters than you're used to. Reading outside of your comfort zone can be very enriching! But if you didn't like it, that's OK, too -- at least you can say you tried it! 

We usually request a couple dozen copies of each title from other NH libraries, hopefully including a large print or audiobook edition. (Don't forget to check Hoopla and Overdrive -- our selection may be available to download from home!) 

2024 Book Club Selections
January: The Children's Act - Ian McEwan
February: Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 - Stephen Puleo
March: The Last Thing He Told Me - Laura Dave
April: The Word is Murder - Anthony Horowitz
May: The Only Woman in the Room - Marie Benedict
June: Small Mercies - Dennis Lehane

2023 Book Club Selections
January: The Engineer's Wife - Tracey Enerson Wood
February:The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
March:The Round House - Louise Erdich
April: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson
May: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
June: The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
July: Dog Tripping - David Rosenfelt
August:French Braid - Anne Taylor
September:The Bear - Andre Kriak
October: The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See
November:Where the Forest Meets the Stars - Glendy Vanderah
December: Nightwork - Nora Roberts

2022 Book Club Selections
January: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Emmanuel Acho 
February: Ask Again, Yes - Mary Beth Keane
March: The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides
April: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
May: Anxious People - Fredrik Backman
June: The Ride of Her Life - Elizabeth Letts
July: The Dressmaker - Kate Alcott
August: The Midnight Library - Matt Haig
September: The Children's Blizzard - David Laskin
October: The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
November:The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
December: The Maid - Nita Prose

2021 Book Club Selections
January: The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe  
February: Grandma Gatewood's Walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail - Ben Montgomery.
March: Choose Your Own Hemingway
April: Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
May: Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
June: The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
July: Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
August:The Oysterville Sewing Circle - Susan Wiggs
September: Mr. Flood's Last Resort - Jess Kidd
October:  Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave 
November: Educated - Tara Westover
December: The Guest List - Lucy Foley 

2020 Book Club Selections
January: The Alice Network - Kate Quinn 
February: Small Town, Big Oil - David Moore 
March: The Art Forger - B.A. Shapiro 
April: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson   
May: 12 Years a Slave - Solomon Northup 
June: The Women in the Castle - Jessica Shattuck 
July: Bel Canto - Ann Patchett 
August: The Library Book - Susan Orlean *Special all-library-read* 
September: News of the World - Paulette Jiles 
October: Before I Go to Sleep - S. J. Watson 
November: A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg 
December: Wesley the Owl - Stacy O'Brien 


2019 Book Club Selections
January: Daring Ladies of Lowell Kate Alcott 
February: American Marriage Tayari Jones
March: 2019 Community Read - The Hate U Give / Born a Crime / Waking Up White 
April: The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn.
May: Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng 
June: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman 
July: The Astronaut Wives Club Lily Koppel 
August: A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
September: The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein 
October: The Great Alone Kristin Hannah 
November: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store Robin Sloan 
December: The Book of Joy - Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama 


2018 Book Club Selections
January: A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
February: Nightingale Kristin Hannah
March: An Invisible Thread  Laura Schroff
April: Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan 
May: Boston Girl Anita Diamant 
June: Stranger In the Woods Michael Finkel
July: The Great American Read Choose Your Own Book!
August: Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf
September: The Stars Are Fire Anita Shreve
October: In a Dark, Dark Wood Ruth Ware
November: When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalan
December: Beartown Fredrik Backman  


2017 Book Club Selections 
Storied Life of AJ Fickry   Gabrielle Zevin
Dead Wake     Erik Larson
Miller’s Valley   Anna Quindlen
Ordinary Grace   William Kent Kruegar 
There Was an Old Woman   Hallie Ephron
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker   Jennifer Chiaverini
Learning to Drive   Mary Hays
The Day the World Came to Town   Jim Defede
I am the Messager   Markus Zusak
All-Girls Filling Stations Last Reunion   Fannie Flagg


2016 Book Club Selections
A Man of His Own  Susan Wilson
Books with Food theme - multiple titles
The Life We Bury Allen Eskens
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd
Secret Life of Violet Grant Beatriz Williams
Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
Boys in the Boat Daniel Brown
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman
Half A Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


2015 Book Club Titles
Without a Map Meredith Hall
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs Nick Trout
Where’d You Go Bernadette? Maria Semple
George Washington’s Secret Six Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Savannah Blues Mary Kay Andrews
The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion
What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty
Bel Canto  Ann Patchett
Bee Keeper’s Apprentice Laurie King
Tall Grass Sandra Dallas
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline


2014 Book Club Selections 
Still Alice Lisa Genova
Until Tuesday Luis Carlos Montalvan
Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Defending Jacob William Landay
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson
Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks Rebecca Skloot
Art of Hearing Heart Beats Jan-Philipp Sendker
Memory of Running Ron McLarty
Skipping Christmas John Grisham
1000 White Women Jim Fergus