New 6-month Fiction Book Club Picks!
Our book list for June through November is out! The book club reads a mix of new and acclaimed titles, classics and older well-loved fiction. Come pick up a pamphlet at the desk, or check out our picks below!
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (we do not meet in December). Check our online calendar to see what room we are meeting in, and to register-click on the date you wish to attend, and click on “Register”.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Adult Services department at 508-457-2555 x 7, or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you!
June 20, 2023
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
An emotional debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between an aging widower and a lonely teenage girl in a London suburb (from library catalog reviews). Enjoy the story and learn about some classic books you may have missed! (2021)
July 18, 2023
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
This book needs no introduction. We will also read its companion book (they are short!). If you have ever heard phrases like “Off with her head!” or “Down the rabbit hole”, you have already been introduced to this enchanting tale- subversive for its time, this ‘children’s story’ has something for everyone. (1865)
August 15, 2023
Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran
“A lively, spellbinding tale about the extraordinary women within a Vietnamese immigrant family–and the ancient zodiac legend that binds them together …Daughters of the New Year is an addictive, high-wire act of storytelling that illuminates generations of women fighting to reclaim the power they’ve been stripped of for centuries.” (from catalog reviews) (2022)
September 19, 2023
1984 by George Orwell (Animal Farm is optional)
Just in time for Banned Books week. This one also needs no introduction-unfortunately, it has worked its way into our consciousness with prescient concepts like surveillance and the nature of dictatorships. You are encouraged to also read Orwell’s shorter, but also iconic Animal Farm-it will be discussed near the end if time permits! (1949)
October 17, 2023
by Gabrielle Zevin
“The adventures of a trio of genius kids united by their love of gaming and each other…Sure to enchant even those who have never played a video game in their lives” (Kirkus). On many Best Books of 2022 lists, and optioned for a film, like her previous book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry! (2022)
November 21, 2023
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
“The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. Timed for those who want to read this year’s Falmouth Reads title, Station Eleven first, but it is not necessary! (2022)