The votes were tallied last week. The orders were placed. And, yesterday afternoon I stopped by The Book Table to pick up the paperbacks. So here is the schedule for the next 6 months of book discussions for my group:
Monday Afternoon Group
Meets at 2:00 p.m.
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman
Making plans for your group? If you live in Illinois, check out the BPL's Book Discussion Collection. We turn the 10 copies we buy for our book club [we inter-libray loan another 10] into a circulating collection for other groups. We will loan you one copy, all 10, or any amount in between.
You can check out the current book club best sellers here.
Also, thanks to Book Group Buzz, I saw this suggestion list by Indie Bound of paperback titles for book clubs.
Finally, if you feel your book club may be beyond repair, don't despair. I can help:
Are you looking to start your own book club? Has the book club you are already in lost its spark? Do you need direction on where to find good, discussable titles?
With a combined 16 years of book discussion leadership experience, Kathy and Becky from the Library’s Readers’ Advisory Department want to help re-charge your book club. They are willing to come to your book club, wherever you meet, to share their experience, tips, and tricks.
To schedule a visit from Kathy or Becky, please call 708-795-8000 ext 3005 or email ra[at]berwynlibrary[dot]org.
Seriously, give us a call or shoot off an email. We'd love to share our secrets to success with you and your group.