Book groups and news

Reading Together

RTGpzA8TL“Ultimately what I like about reading together is that we all make it happen together. Of course even amid shared experience we’re still alone… each reading of each book is unique. But what a comfort it is to share readings and experiences. How lucky we are when we get to be alone together.”   ….John Green

Local Book News

Fresh From the Oven – Upcoming author events  including Read Alouds, Book Talks and Excerpts at DDG Booksellers in Farmington.

Local Books Clubs – A Book Club group meets the third Monday of eacb month at 2:00 pm in the library.

Linda Stanton, the spokesperson for the group says, “We currently have 9 active members, with one or two going south for the winter.  There is no limit to how many we have other than seating at the library, and we would welcome some new members.  The format, by general consensus, is very casual and there is no particular leader in the discussion.  We are not shy about opinions, and someone always throws out a comment that sets the ball rolling.    We meet Sept. through June, and each Oct. members submit 2-3 suggestions for the coming year. The top ten titles voted are the books chosen. We do try to get a balance of fiction and nonfiction, and try to read one classic, and perhaps one book either authored by or by or about Maine.

The list for 2017:

Jan. Beneath the Bonfire BY Nicholas Butler

Feb. American Heiress BY Jeffrey Toobin

Mar. The Trespasser BY Tana French

Apr. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter BY Carson McCullers

May   Commonwealth BY Ann Patchett

June Havener Sisters BY Ardeana Hamlin

Sept. The Boys in the Boat BY Daniel Brown

The list for 2015-2016:

OCT.  The Color of Water  BY James McBride
NOV.   Go Set a Watchman BY Harper Lee
DEC.    Being Mortal BY Atul Gawande
JAN.    Miss Elizabeth Arden BY Lewis and Woodward
FEB.    Dead Wake BY Erik Larson
MAR.   Elizabeth Street BY Laurie Fabiano
APR.    Boston Girl BY Anita Diamant
MAY    Me Before You BY Jojo Moyes
JUNE   YOUR CHOICE:  The Witches BY  Stacy Schiff or The Girl on the Train BY Paula Hawkins
SEPT.   The English Spy  BY Daniel Silva
OCT. A Man Called Ove BY Fredrik Bachman
Nov. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings BY maya Angelou
Dec. My Name is Lucy Barton BY Elizabeth Strout
For more information or to join the group, contact  Linda Stanton  or call her at: 293-4082

Online Clubs

Maine Calling Book Club encourages you take part in discussions of books you know and love, and books you’ve always wanted to read. It should be fun! The Maine Calling Book Club takes place the last Thursday of every month. Our host and panelists will discuss the month’s selection, and we really want to hear from you. is a free book discussion group, book club or online reading group with thousands of members and hundreds of forums. We read and discuss fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry and host live chats and interviews with leading authors.