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Book Clubs

Let’s talk about books!  Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking to start a new reading adventure, our book clubs are the perfect place to connect with fellow book lovers.  Registration is required – check out our Events Calendar to sign up.  Pick up the next title at the Adult Services desk or download the eBook (when available).

Check out a list of all 2024 book club picks here.

 

A Novel Idea Book Club

A Novel Idea Book Club

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

A Novel Idea book club is for adults looking to read and discuss thought-provoking fiction and non-fiction. Meetings will be on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 PM. 

May 15 at 2:00 PM: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.

 

Thrill Seekers Book Club

Thrill Seekers Book Club

The Last One by Will Dean NEW! A book club for fans of mysteries, thrillers, and adventures – both fiction and non-fiction. Meetings will be on the second Monday of every month at 7 PM. 

May 13 at 7:00 PM: The Last One by Will Dean

When Caz steps onboard the exclusive cruise liner RMS Atlantica, it’s the start of a vacation of a lifetime with her new love, Pete. On their first night they explore the ship, eat, dance, make friends, but when Caz wakes the next morning, Pete is missing.

And when she walks out into the corridor, all the cabin doors are open. To her horror, she soon realizes that the ship is completely empty. No passengers, no crew, nobody but her. The Atlantica is steaming into the mid-Atlantic and Caz is the only person on board. But that’s just the beginning of the terrifying journey she finds herself trapped on in this white-knuckled mystery.

 

Book Club kits

Book Club Kits

Have your own club?  We’ve got the books!  Our book club kits contain 10-12 copies of each book as well as discussion questions.  New titles are added periodically throughout the year.

Kits must be picked up at the Plainfield Library – we cannot send them to other libraries to pick up.  Contact the Adult Services Desk at info@papl.info if you have any questions or are interested in borrowing a kit.

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