Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults
Welcome to Book Club. If this is your first time here, please consider joining us for great books and spirited discussions each month from September to June. We plan to continue with a hybrid format in the fall. Unless recommendations change again, there will be no need to sign up for the in person discussion. Everyone may participate online via Zoom.
Zoom meeting link will be shared close to the meeting date.
The Book Club meets the second Monday of the month except if it’s a holiday and then we will meet the third Monday. The Book Club is free and open to everyone.
Questions or to be added to the participant directory: contact Hermayne Gordon ([email protected] or 781-933-0148)
September: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
October: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
November: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
December: Weather: a novel by Jenny Offill
January: A Burning by Megha Majumdar
February: Long Bright River by Liz Moore
March: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
April: Hamnet: a novel of the plague by Maggie O’Farrell
May: The Searcher by Tana French
June: White Ivy: a novel by Susie Yang
Below is a link to the selections along with meeting dates that you can print and save:
During 2020-2021, this discussion group met in a hybrid format, zoom and in person and they discussed:
Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Woman In The Window by AJ Finn
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
Sold On A Monday by Kristina McMorris
2019 – 2020
Social Justice Book Club (Visit our Social justice podcast club on our facebook page)
During 2019- 2020 the Social Justice Book Club met to discuss both fiction and non-fiction books that explore ideas around race, gender, immigration and criminal justice.
2018 – 2019
During 2018 and 2019 the Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults met to discuss the following books. To accommodate as many users as they could, this club met at two different times to discuss the same book, daytimes and evenings.
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Grace by Paul Lynch
Social Justice Book Club: For Adults and Teens
During 2018 the Social Justice Book club met to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books that explore the ideas around race, gender, immigration, poverty and criminal justice.
Scarlet A by Katie Watson
The Soul of America: the Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Peter Earley
The Trigger: Narratives of the American Shooter by Daniel Patinkin
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli
Q(ueer) & A(llies) Book Club for Teens Grades 9-12
During 2018 the Q(ueer) & A(llies) book club typically met to discuss novels that feature main characters who consider themselves part of the LGBTQIA (queer) community.
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
BookEaters (4th & 5th Graders) Club
During 2018 the BookEaters (4th & 5th Graders) club met to discuss:
Middle School Book Club
During 2018 the Middle School book club met to discuss these books: