SEPTEMBER BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The Fall book discussion season is here! Check out the titles and the reasons why the discussion leaders chose them....

Pick up a copy of any of these titles at the display in the lobby and join us for a discussion.

Many are available in multiple formats, so check online or ask at the Adult Services desk on the 2nd floor.


Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

"I love space opera (a subset of science fiction), so I thought a romantic space opera would be just the thing. I also loved Bouchet’s fantasy romance trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, so I’m hoping this lives up to that series. -- Ang

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

“As a huge Game of Thrones fan and book nerd, this book caught my eye when it was called ‘African Game of Thrones.’ That turned out to be a joke, but it definitely sounds like a good pick for Game of Thrones fans – an epic story inspired by history and mythology of Africa with plenty of politics, battles, and mythical beasts. Lots of fun stuff to sink our teeth into!” -- Izabel

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

“A topic I have always wanted to explore, The Troubles tore apart Northern Ireland for more than three decades and left thousands dead or injured. Say Nothing, focusing on the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville, tells just one of the countless tragic stories from that difficult time whose repercussions continue to this day.” - Kevin

Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge

“I chose this play out of curiosity. Why? The play caused riots in Dublin and other parts of Ireland when it opened at the Abbey Theatre in 1907. People considered it morally offensive and insulting to Ireland.” -- Kathy

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

“This book intrigued me because it is a fictional interpretation set within the largest art heist in history. The heist itself remains unsolved, so I was very curious where the author would take us on this journey.” -- Meghan

The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

“If you were born between 1964 and 2000 you more than likely knew who Daniel Striped Tiger and Lady Elaine Fairchild were and that the trolley was going to the Land of Make Believe. Fred Rogers made all of these iconic characters pieces of public television history and his name and message and neighborhood a mainstay on toddlers and children’s televisions far before there was Nick Jr. and the Disney Channel. I have been saying for a while that we are missing a little bit of Mr. Roger’s in this world and I wanted to read more about why that was. Plus, what a perfect book to read as kiddos all around the world are heading back to school during this time of year!” -- Shannon





Created by Anne Curran on Aug 5th, 2019 @ 11:16 AM.
Updated on Aug 8th, 2019 @ 9:23 AM.