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Book Group Books on The Point with Mindy Todd

Mindy Todd, Melanie Lauwers, Book Editor at The Cape Cod Times, and Jill Erickson, Head of Reference & Adult Services at the Falmouth Public Library discussed the ins and outs of book groups this morning on The Point with Mindy Todd. Today’s discussion included good books to help you start a book group, books to help you decide what to eat at your book group, and some of our favorite books to discuss with a book group.Thanks for all your calls this morning on how your book club is run!

Melanie’s Picks


The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

The Invisible Bridge byJulie Orringer

The Returned by Jason Mott

The Last Policeman series by Ben H. Winter


Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for A Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman

Murder from Within: Lyndon Johnson’s Plot Against President Kennedy by Fred T. Newcomb and Perry Adams

The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas by James Reston, Jr.

Not mentioned but book-club-worthy:

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett (memoir)

A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell (novel)

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (memoir)

Jill’s Picks

Talking About Books: a step-by-step guide for participating in a book discussion group by Marcia Fineman

Read This Next: 500 of the best books you’ll ever read by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Alive: the story of the Andes survivors by Piers Paul Read

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Books to pair:

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf with The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë with Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Book Lover’s Cookbook: recipes inspired by celebrated works of literature and the passages that feature them by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen

Read It and Eat: a month-by-month guide to scintillating book club selections and mouthwatering menus by Sarah Gardner

Off the Beaten Page: the best trips for lit lovers, book clubs, and girls on getaways by Terri Peterson Smith

FPL Fiction Book Club Picks
FPL Narrative Non-Fiction Book Club Picks

Listener Picks

Socrates Café®

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

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