Previous Book Club Selections

2017 – 2018

Novel Ideas

September: The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner

October: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

November: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

December:The Widower’s Wife by Cate Holahan

January: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

February: The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung

March: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

April: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

May: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

June: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan 


Social Justice Book Club

September 7 – There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration by Ali Noorani

November 2 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

January 4 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 1 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

May 3 – The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein


Q(ueer) & A(llies) Book Club for Teens Grades 9-12  

This book club typically meets the 4th Thursday of every other month to discuss novels that feature main characters who consider themselves part of the LGBTQIA (queer) community.  Books are selected by the attendees (culled from a wider list generated by Assistant Director, Rebecca Meehan). It’s not essential that attendees read the book in order to attend the program.  Many great discussions are inspired by the book, but then naturally evolve into other related topics.

May 24 – Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

July 26 – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

September 27 – Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin