Book Chat – Book Discussion
The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. Discussions will take place at the Library the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. No registration is required. Limited copies are available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, races through the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave-catcher close behind. 2017 Pulitzer Prize and 2016 National Book Award winner.
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Meet Ginny. She’s fourteen, autistic, and after years in foster care is in her fourth forever family with parents who will love her. Everyone tells her that she should feel happy, but something happened, something that only Ginny knows, and nothing will stop her going back to put it right.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, which was once the United States and now an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Journalist Lo Blacklock has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise. Her picturesque voyage takes a turn after she sees a woman thrown overboard. The catch? No passengers are missing, so the ship sails on despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something is terribly wrong.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
The host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reclusive actress Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life, but when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. As Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s in tragic and irreversible ways.