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: Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

More about Lunch and Love Romance Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Must Read Middle School Book Club

Book discussion on Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

More about Must Read Middle School: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
YABC: If I Stay

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

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: What I Saw and How I Lied

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.

More about Time Out Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Knitting Between the Lines: The Shop on Blossom Street

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 Shop on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber.

More about Knitting Between the Lines: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
S2SB2B: Humbled

Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club as we discuss Humbled by Patricia Haley. This is the fifth book in this series.The book club will meet at the 3pm in Showers Center Library located at 4600 Bluespring Rd. Huntsville AL 35810.

More about Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
BLT Book Club - The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King

Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife.

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 - One Crazy Summer

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.

This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist.

 
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Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us at our first book club aimed at advanced Juvi readers.

Contact Ms Maggie at mallen [at] hmcpl [dot] org for this month's selection.

Elementary SERIES Book Club

Book discussion on Spirited Animals Book 1 Wild Born by Brandon Mull

More about Elementary Series Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Literary Giants: I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by  Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

More about Literary Giants: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info
Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

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Gurley Girls Book Club

Book discussion on The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

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Gurley Girls Book Club

Book discussion on The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

More about Gurley Girls Book Club: see their past and present book choices, or see meeting times and more info