Read a good book this month and discuss it at one of the library’s book clubs. Click on the links or go to the catalog to place holds on any of the books below. Find more info on our book club webpage. You can also subscribe to monthly NextReads newsletters to find new releases in your favorite genres. Happy reading!
Coffee and Crime
Tuesday, August 8 at noon
The Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo“Gritty Amish mysteries” is an uncommon phrase that can only describe the Kate Burkholder series. Police Chief Kate works closely with the Amish community not only because they are in her jurisdiction, but because she grew up in, and later left, their faith. The mysteries are told from the likable chief’s point-of-view and the peaceful setting offsets the often wicked crimes.
The Jane Austen Book Club
Tuesday, August 15 at noon
Emma by Jane AustenContent with her life and not interested in marriage, Emma Woodhouse, a rich and beautiful heiress, causes complications with her matchmaking schemes
History Book Club
Saturday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul WatsonA journalist and member of the expedition that discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus in 2014 describes how an unlikely combination of marine science and Inuit knowledge helped solve the mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845.
Read More Book Club at Prison City
The book club meets at Prison City Pub and Brewery at 28 State St. in Auburn.
This club reads in support of the library’s Read More reading challenge. Read any book from the category and discuss it at the club meeting. Stumped? We have suggestions!
Coffee and Conversation Book Club
Thursday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo MbueAn immigrant working class couple from Cameroon and the upper class American family for whom they work find their lives and marriages shaped by financial circumstances, infidelities, secrets, and the 2008 recession.