Book Clubs: Fiction and Non-Fiction
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
~ Dr. Seuss
Books on the Half Shell Book GroupJoin us for our fiction book group, currently meeting via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (April meeting will be a bit earlier, time will be on link) To get your copy of the next book, please request one in the CLAMS catalog, or call 508-457-2555 x 7. You will be able to pick it up at the library when it arrives, under your own name. It may also be available in Overdrive as an eBook or aAudiobook! Since it is a Zoom program, you will need to register before the meeting, and then you will be sent a link. Go to the Events page, and find the next meeting, to register-or just click on the date of that book club below, to go right there! We look forward to having you! You can view past book group selections here.
Our 6-month theme for March-August is genre fiction. We will be reading a mystery, science fiction, romance, fantasy, Christian fiction and horror novel-in that order!
|March 16, 2021||The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (mystery)|
|April 20, 2021||The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin (science fiction)|
|May 18, 2021||Beach Read by Emily Henry (romance)|
|June 15, 2021||Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (fantasy)|
|July 20, 2021||The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted and Rachelle Dekker (Christian)|
|August 17, 2021||Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay (horror)|
The Left Hand of Darkness
Gods of Jade and Shadow
The Girl behind the Red Rope
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
Narrative Non-Fiction Book GroupConsider this your invitation to read and discuss narrative nonfiction. We will be reading across the genres of nonfiction, from history to adventure, memoir/biography, and beyond with books that read like a novel. You can view past book group selections here.
We meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via Zoom . If you have any questions, please contact the Adult Services department at 508-457-2555 x 7, email@example.com or text 833-209-9922.
The Falcon Thief
House of Stone
All Blood Runs Red
The Lost City of the Monkey God
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Virtual Mystery Book GroupThe Virtual Mystery Book Group is a permanently virtual book group focusing on mysteries. It meets 9 times a year by Zoom on a Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. A new theme will be explored for 3 months in a row at 3 times during the year.
First and Lasts: Reading both the first and last book in completed series
2021: May 19, June 9 & July 14
Beyond the Bridge: Set in distinctive locales not on Cape Cod
2021: September 8, October 13 & November 10
Short Stories: Short stories by one or more authors collected in one book.
2022: January 12, February 9 & March 9
|Date||Author/Series||Print Version||Digital Version|
|May 19, 2021||Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot Series||The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)||Overdrive|
|June 9, 2021||Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon Series||Track of the Cat (1993)||Please call the library|
|Boar Island (2016)||Overdrive|
|July 14, 2021||Philip R. Craig's Martha's Vineyard Mysteries||A Beautiful Place to Die (1989)||Overdrive|
|Vineyard Chill (2008)||Overdrive|
|September 8, 2021||Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak series)||A Fine and Bitter Snow (Alaska)||Please call the library|
|October 13, 2021||Craig Johnson (Longmire Series)||Junkyard Dogs (Wyoming)||Overdrive|
|November 10, 2021||Randy Wayne White (Hannah Smith series)||Gone (Florida)||Overdrive|
|January 12, 2022||David L. Ulin (editor)||Cape Cod Noir||Overdrive|
|February 9, 2022||P.D. James||Sleep No More||Overdrive|
|March 9, 2022||Lee Child (editor)||MatchUp||Overdrive|