Book Club

Broaden your reading horizons and make some book buddies at our Book Club!

1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Library.

All books will be available for pickup at the previous month’s meeting. If you wish to get a head start, the formats available in our library now are listed below.

If you would like to be reminded via email about upcoming books and dates, and informed when our chosen titles come in, please ask to be added to our Book Club Mailing List or join our Facebook page.

If you have your own Book Club, you can find Book Club Sets of 5 or 10 books for order here.

Reading List for 2017-18

Book Club Date Title Author Available at MPL
October 5 The List City of the Monkey God Douglas Preston  print, ebook
November 2 The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro  print, ebook
December 7 Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?  Frans de Waal  ebook
January 4 The Secrets of Midwives  Sally Hepworth print
February 1 The High Mountains of Portugal  Yann Martel print, ebook, e-audio
March 1 All the Light We Cannot See  Anthony Doerr print, ebook, e-audio
April 5  The Marriage of Opposites  Alice Hoffman print, ebook
May 3 The Luminaries  Eleanor Catton  print, ebook
June 7 Circling the Sun  Paula McLain print, ebook, e-audio

Book Club Recommendations

Here’s what we thought of the books we’ve read…

Book Read Author Average Rating from the Group Recommended for Availability in the Library
The Orenda Joseph Boyden

 

6.75/10

  • CBC listeners
  • fans of Canadiana or historical fiction
  • people with strong stomachs
  • adults only
print and e-audio
A Passage to India E. M. Forster

 

4.33/10

  • anglophiles
  • my worst enemy
print
Life After Life Kate Atkinson

 

6.83/10

  • not for people who need happy ending, linear or any ending
  • Kate Atkinson fans
print
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Other Lessons from the Crematory Caitlin Doughty

 

6.25/10

  • millenials
  • people who love to read blogs
  • people interested in obscure subjects and science
  • people who enjoy non-fiction gore
print
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith

 

5.6/10

  • people who like period pieces
  • people who like historical fiction
  • people with lots of time on their hands
  • in general, would only recommend with reservations
print and e-book
The Interestings Meg Wolitzer

 

5.2/10

  • boring, didn’t live up to potential
  • wouldn’t recommend to anybody
print
The Secret History Donna Tartt

 

5.5/10

  • people who like books about spoiled kids who get away with everything.
  • fans of American Psycho
print and e-book
Fourth of July Creek Smith Henderson

 

7/10

  • a wide variety of people
  • people who like real life personal dramas
  • people who enjoy reading about dysfunctional families and how that dysfunction passes down generations
  • people who enjoy an engrossing book that could be easily skimmed if necessary
Only through interlibrary loan
Motorcycles and Sweetgrass Drew Hayden Taylor

 

6.5/10

  • people who like raccoons
  • fans of Joseph Boyden or Thomas King
  • fans of young adult books
  • anyone who would like a light-hearted introduction to First Nations’ heritage and culture
e-book
Inside the O’Briens Lisa Genova No rating. Most did not finish (but those who did enjoyed it.)
  • people who want to learn more about Huntington’s Disease
  • people looking for an easy/quick, but informative read
CD audiobook, e-book, hardcover
Animal Farm George Orwell

 

7.8/10

  • reading with your children or students (especially as a teaching tool)
  • people interested in history who also want a great story
e-audiobook, paperback
Boy: Tales of Childhood Roald Dahl

 

7.25/10

  • everyone!
  • people who like light, quirky, quick-to-read memoirs, but don’t mind a little Boarding School violence
  • Also read the sequel “Going Solo”
paperback
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout  Not rated e-book
H is for Hawk Helen MacDonald  Not rated print and e-book
Best Kept Secret Amy Hatvany  Not rated print
For Today I Am a Boy Kim Fu  Not rated e-book, print