Book Club(s)!

On the second Wednesday of every month, the library hosts 2 book clubs for adults:

Morning Book Club meets at 10:30AM with Kelli in the History Room.

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30PM with Scott in the Living Room by the front windows.

Both clubs are 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!) 

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 

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