2022 Book Clubs
Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Copies are kept behind the front desk. Call 610-566-1918 ext. 104 to be added to member list.
EVENING BOOK CLUB:
NEW – The Evening Book Club meets in person on the library’s second floor and Virtually via Zoom from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the first Monday every month except July, August and September (second Monday of the month).
April 4, 2022
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk
In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything.
May 2, 2022
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.
Finkel manages to pry powerful words from the man who may hold the world title for silent retreat.
— San Francisco Chronicle
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB:
NEW – The Afternoon Book Club meets in person on the library’s second floor and Virtually via Zoom from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.
April 21, 2022
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell
Longwood Gardens Community Read
Journey with David Haskell as he repeatedly visits a dozen trees in cities from Manhattan to Jerusalem, forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change, including eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones. In each place he shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees.
May 19, 2022
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.