Fall 2021 Book Clubs

There are some fun themes and book choices for our clubs this fall. Check out this post for the list, as well as details on when and where we are meeting.

What Are You Reading Now

Read and discuss great books you’ve read. WAYRN meets on the first Monday of the month at 3 p.m. – this fall, WAYRN is meeting in person at Haggard Library and online via Zoom at the same time. No registration is needed for in-person; for Zoom register here. Check out past lists of books our WAYRN attendees have been reading here on the blog.


Second Tuesday Book Club

Read and discuss great fiction and non-fiction books on the second Tuesday monthly (except December) at 7 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library. Previous sessions met via Zoom, and starting September these will move back to fully in-person. Here are the upcoming dates and titles we’re discussing:

September 14
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway

October 12
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway

November 9
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Print | eBook | eAudiobook


Chinese Book Talk

Read and discuss great Chinese books on the second Thursday each month at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register online here.

In addition to this monthly meeting, we’re also hosting: “Jin Yong and Gu Long” Presentation on Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Woody Wu will compare the novels written by the two most famous authors of Chinese swordsmanship. Register here.


Cook the Book

Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare the dish and participate in a robust discussion on cooking. This fall, Cook the Book will remain virtual and continues to meet on the third Tuesday at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. Our dates and topics for this fall are:

September 21: Comfort Food
October 19: Instant Pot/Slow Cooker
November 16: Spectacular Sides
December 14: Cookie Party

Check out past topics and cookbook recommendations here on the blog.


Mystery Book Club

Read and discuss the featured mystery book on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at both Haggard Library and via Zoom. For virtual attendees, register here. Here are the upcoming dates and titles we’re discussing:

September 16
The Other People by C.J. Tudor
Print | eBook | eAudiobook

October 21
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway

November 18
The Whisper Man by Alex North
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook


Reel Reading

Reel Reading is a teens-only book club to talk about all things binge-worthy: books, TV series or films. Each month has a topic, and meets via Zoom on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Register here. Here are the upcoming dates and topics we’re discussing:

September 27: Realistic Fiction
October 25: Horror
November 22: Dystopian
December 27: Sci-Fi


Brown Bag Book Club

Read and discuss the featured book on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. at Parr Library. Here are the upcoming dates and titles we’re discussing:

September 23
Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Chinese

October 28
Hidden Valley Road: Inside The Mind Of
An American Family
by Robert Kolker
Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

November 18
Night Boat To Tangier: A Novel by Kevin Barry
Print | eBook

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