Book Club

A Book Club for Adults


Join us for conversation and refreshments as we discuss our current book. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Dulaney Room of Hall Library, 101 E. Hunt St. New members are welcome! 

Each year from July through June, we read two literary classics, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction / biographies and devote two meetings to “What else are you reading?” discussions.

Future Reads

November 2, 2016

The Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan
Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known.

December 7, 2016

Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan
This memoir is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen.

January 4, 2017

What Else are you Reading?
Book club members discuss books they have recently read.

February 1, 2017

The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot
Misunderstood Maggie Tulliver is torn. Her rebellious and passionate nature demands expression, while her provincial kin and community expect self-denial. Based closely on the author's own life, Maggie's story explores the conflicts of love and loyalty and the friction between desire and moral responsibility.

March 1, 2017

The Wrecking Crew, by Kent Hartman
A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise.

April 5, 2017

The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman
Nearly 2,000 years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path.

May 3, 2017

At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen
After disgracing themselves, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father. When Ellis and his best friend decide that the only way to regain his father’s favor is to hunt down the famous Loch Ness monster, Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities.

June 7, 2017

The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenger
A most untraditional love story, the tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course.