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

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Books on the Half Shell Book Group

Join 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!
DateBook
March 16, 2021The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (mystery)
April 20, 2021The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin (science fiction)
May 18, 2021Beach Read by Emily Henry (romance)
June 15, 2021Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (fantasy)
July 20, 2021The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted and Rachelle Dekker (Christian)
August 17, 2021Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay (horror)

 

Narrative Non-Fiction Book Group

Consider 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, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org or text 833-209-9922.
DateBook
April 1, 2021Yellow Bird: oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian County by Sierra Crane Murdoch
May 6, 2021The Falcon Thief: a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird by Joshua Hammer
June 3, 2021House of Stone: a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid
July 1, 2021All the Blood Runs Red: the legendary life of Eugene Bullard - boxer, pilot, soldier, spy by Phil Keith
August 5, 2021Lost City of the Monkey God: a true story by Douglas Preston
September 2, 2021I'll Be Gone in the Dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State killer by Michelle McNamara

Virtual Mystery Book Group

The 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.

Chosen themes
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, 2021Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot Series The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) Overdrive
Curtain (1975)Hoopla
June 9, 2021Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon Series Track of the Cat (1993)Please call the library
Boar Island (2016)Overdrive
July 14, 2021Philip R. Craig's Martha's Vineyard Mysteries A Beautiful Place to Die (1989)Overdrive
Vineyard Chill (2008)Overdrive
September 8, 2021Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak series)A Fine and Bitter Snow (Alaska)Please call the library
October 13, 2021Craig Johnson (Longmire Series)Junkyard Dogs (Wyoming)Overdrive
November 10, 2021Randy Wayne White (Hannah Smith series) Gone (Florida)Overdrive
January 12, 2022David L. Ulin (editor)Cape Cod Noir Overdrive
February 9, 2022P.D. James Sleep No More Overdrive
March 9, 2022Lee Child (editor)MatchUpOverdrive

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