Library book clubs

Love talking about a good book as much as you do reading it? Then take a look at what our book clubs are reading next. Our book clubs are just as varied as the books you love! Some groups meet in the morning, some at lunch, and some at night. There are meetings at several different branches, and each group tends to focus on a different type of book.

Looking for Bailey Cove's morning / evening clubs?

Bailey Cove Morning has been renamed Groundbreaking Reads and will resume meeting in June. The evening club has been retired.

Book vs. Movie: City of Bones

2014:
July 7th, 12:00pm -- Watch the MOVIE: "The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones"

August 4th, 12:00pm -- Discuss the BOOK: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

September 1st, 12:00pm -- Watch the MOVIE: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

October 6th, 12:00pm -- Discuss the BOOK: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

November 3rd, 12:00pm -- Watch the MOVIE: "The Blind Side"

December 1st, 12:00pm -- Discuss the BOOK: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis

More about Book vs Movie: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

The ton loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they're giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. What the ton doesn't know, though, is that Samuel is in London because of this massacre. He believes his regiment was given up to the enemy and won't rest until he finds the traitor.  Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated with Samuel.

More about Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
YABC: Fangirl

 Being consummate fans of the Simon Snow series helped Cath and her twin sister, Wren, cope as little girls whose mother left them, but now, as they start college but not as roommates, Cath fears she is unready to live without Wren holding her hand--and without her passion for Snow.

More about Bailey Cove Young Adult Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Time Out Book Club: Feed

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

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Knitting Between the Lines: The Alchemist

Join us at the Bailey Cove Library for a fun and entirely casual hour of knitting and conversation. We will meet each month on the 2nd Thurs at noon as a “lunch bunch” group. Bring your lunch, your knitting or crochet, and your sense of humor! Knitting needles, yarn, and encouragement will be provided for beginners. This month, we will discuss "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.

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Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

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Must Reads Middle School Book Club

Book discussion on The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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BLT Book Club - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man - but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened - and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.

More about BLT - Booked for Lunch Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
The X Factor Book Club - Stormbreaker

From Publishers Weekly

Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller. When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. The company's head plans to donate one to every secondary school in England, but his dealings with unfriendly countries and Ian Rider's murder have brought him under suspicion. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle. Satirical names abound (e.g., Mr. Grin, Mr. Sayle's brutish butler, is so named for the scars he received from a circus knife-throwing act gone wrong) and the hard-boiled language is equally outrageous ("It was a soft gray night with a half-moon forming a perfect D in the sky. D for what, Alex wondered. Danger? Discovery? Or disaster?"). These exaggerations only add to the fun, as do the creative gadgets that Alex uses, including a metal-munching cream described as "Zit-Clean. For Healthier Skin." The ultimate mystery may be a bit of a letdown, but that won't stop readers from racing through Alex's adventures, from a high-speed bike chase to a death-defying dance with a Portuguese man-of-war. 
 
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S2SB2B: Never Say Never

When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief.

More about Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother.

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Gurley Girls Book Club

Book discussion on Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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Elementary SERIES Book Club

Book discussion on Loser by Jerry Spinelli

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