Book Club

The library currently has two adult book groups.  The Bookies have been meeting for over 23 years and meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  Currently meeting virtually.   The M.A.D. About Books group is newer and meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  Currently meeting virtually with plans to meet at the Zelienople Community Park gazebo during the Summer months.  Both groups work from a list of books chosen by the group members.  Each member takes a turn hosting the meeting when their book choice is discussed.  Snacks are always included.  We read a variety of fiction with the occasional nonfiction title thrown in and read at least one classic novel a year.  Participants do not have to purchase books.  We borrow them from other libraries.  We also play one murder mystery game a year.  Field trips related to our books are also occasionally planned.  If you are interested in joining a book group, please leave your contact info with the staff.

Titles to be discussed in 2021 include:

For the Bookies:

  • There, there/Tommy Orange
  • The Gown/Jennifer Robson
  • Giver of the Stars/Jojo Moyes and The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek/Kim Michele Richardson
  • The Ringmaster’s Wife/Kristy Cambron
  • The Baker’s Secret/Stephen Kiernan
  • Eleanor/David Michaelis
  • The Story of My Life/Helen Keller
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry/Fredrik Bachman
  • The Sparrow/Mary Doria Russell

Other novels of interest:  Fever/John G. Fuller, The First Mrs. Rothschild/Sara Aharoni, Leadership/Doris Kearns Goodwin, Circe/Madeline Miller

The M.A.D. about Books group:

  • Girls with No Names/Serena Burdick
  • The War that Saved My life/Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Where the Crawdads sing/Delia Owens
  • Look Again/Lisa Scottoline
  • Hillbilly Elegy/J.D. Vance
  • America’s First Daughter/Stephanie Dray
  • Send Judah First/Brian C. Johnston
  • The Giver of the Stars/Jojo Moyes
  • Long Way Gone/Charles Martin
  • The Mystery of Mrs Christie/Marie Benedict
  • One Thousand White Women:  the journals of May Dodd/Jim Fergus