2021 Book Clubs
Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Copies kept behind the front desk and call 610-566-1918 ext. 104 to be added to member list.
Evening Book Club meets Virtually via Zoom from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Monday every month.
March 1: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side and understood more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
April 5: Once More We Saw the Stars by Jayson Greene
A real-life narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it–that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation–and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB:
The Afternoon Book Club meets Virtually via Zoom from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.
We have an alternate selection in March due to majority of members already having read The Great Alone and wanting something humorous to add to our March selection. Read both or pick one and will discuss:
March 18: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.
Alternate March 18: Toil & Trouble: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
“Here’s a partial list of things I don’t believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Life after death. Vampires. Zombies. Reiki. Homeopathy. Rolfing. Reflexology. Note that ‘witches’ and ‘witchcraft’ are absent from this list. The thing is, I wouldn’t believe in them, and I would privately ridicule any idiot who did, except for one thing: I am a witch.”
From the hilarious to the terrifying, Toil & Trouble is a chronicle of one man’s journey to understand himself, to reconcile the powers he can wield with things with which he is helpless. There are very few things that are coincidences, as you will learn in Toil & Trouble. Ghosts are real, trees can want to kill you, beavers are the spawn of Satan, houses are alive, and in the end, love is the most powerful magic of all.