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).
**List is subject to change. Contact the library or visit our Google calendar to confirm that month’s title.
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 Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
June: Deafening by Francis Atani
July: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
August 14: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf
September 11: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
October 9: Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening by Captain Liz Clark
November 13: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
December 11: 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
May 20: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
June 17: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
July 15: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
August 19: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
September 16: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
October 21: TBD
November 18: TBD
December 16: TBD
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.