We offer two Book Clubs each month. Copies of the books are available at the library circulation desk— come pick one up and join us! Books typically arrive 3-4 weeks ahead of the scheduled discussion.
New members are most welcome at any time.
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
Our afternoon book club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.
2019 Book List
Check out our list of upcoming titles we will be discussing.
Note: The title listed is the book we will discuss on the month noted next to the book title. (E.g., We will be discussing Barracoon at our April meeting, so you should pick it up a couple weeks beforehand).
March: A Primates Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert Sapolsky
April: Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston
May: The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout
June: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
July: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
August: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
September: Deafening by Francis Itani
October: Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening by Captain Liz Clark
November: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohia Kahf
December: American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
Monday Evening Book Group
Our Evening Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.
March 18: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
April 15: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Additional Book Club Resources
Download a list of past book club reads here: Past Book Club Lists
Here is a list that we have compiled of The Best Discussed Books of 2017 from New Hampshire libraries: Best Book Club Selections
Great new resource for Book Clubs!
Discover new reads using BookBrowse, an online magazine and website that provides book reviews, author interviews, book previews, and book club reading guides. Search for titles by theme, genre, and even “read-alikes” to find your next favorite book.
Use your Paul Memorial library card to access: http://www.bookbrowse.com/pml
For more reader resources, check out our Resources page.