With kids starting school, fall is a great time for adults to get back to reading. Book clubs are the perfect way to discover new books, and connect with other book lovers!
AAPLD offers a variety of clubs designed to fit our patrons’ tastes and schedules. Like our other programs, book club gatherings are held virtually, so you’re able to participate from the comfort and safety of home. Getting connected isn’t difficult and we’re happy to walk you through the process. Click the name of each club to register. Copies of each month’s selection are available at the Main Library, at the Branch (where indicated) and often, through our Virtual Library collections.
Here’s a round-up of our book clubs, when they meet, and links to what they’ll be reading this fall. Find the book (or books!) that interest you, and register for a club. We hope to see you there!
Stranger than Fiction, 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30. A book club for non-fiction lovers. For September, the club will read In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, by Truman Capote, and in October, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty. Pick up books at the Eastgate Branch
Cozy Corner, 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00. Mystery lovers unite to discuss books selected by moderator Lindsey Tomsu, or share a book of their choosing on designated months. September and October are Reader’s Choice months.
Book Clubbers, 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00. A general fiction club reading popular book club selections. In September, they’ll be reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. October’s selection is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Spinecrackers, 1st Friday of the month, 10:00 AM. A general fiction club reading popular book club selections. September’s selection is the The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal, and in October, Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore.
Forever Young, 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30. A book club for readers 21 and older, who enjoy reading Young Adult books. September’s book is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, October’s is Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke. Pick up books at the Eastgate Branch
Happily Ever After, 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00. HEA focuses on romance, women’s fiction, and chick lit novels with upbeat endings. September’s book is The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, October’s selection is Insatiable by Meg Cabot.
Enjoying the Classics, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00. Enjoy thought-provoking discussions of timeless and modern classics. In September, the club will read and discuss The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, in October, Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.
Nite Readers, 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00. A literary book club that emphasizes Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and Booker Prize award winners. September’s selection is Rough Magic by Lara Prior Palmer, in October, the club will read In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.