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Bookgroup picks for 2022

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Welcome to RSA Bookgroups 

The Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) is a consortium of libraries in Central Illinois that share a common library automation system.  RSA facilitates sharing of materials among its member libraries providing you with access to materials from up to 193 different libraries. RSA's website is http://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/RSAwebsite 


Since we share our material, we try to coordinate our bookgroups through this wiki.  Please post your library's schedule if it's available.  Thanks!




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Libraries A-Z


Alpha Park Public Library in Bartonville

We meet the 2nd Thursday of the Month 



Beardstown Houston Memorial


Bradford Public Library District

Our book club meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 5 p.m.

Book Club est. May 2006


January 2022 - Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris

February 2022 - Point of Danger by Irene Hannon

March 2022 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

April 2022 - The Maid by Nita Prose

May 2022 - When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel

June 2022 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

July 2022 - The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

August 2022 - Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

September 2022 - Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury

October 2022 - Little Souls by Sandra Dallas

November 2022 - Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

December 2022 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrille Zevin



Brimfield Public Library District

Brimfield Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm


January 25th - Discussing Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde - picking up Dreamland by Sam Quinones

February 22nd - Discussing Dreamland by Sam Quinones - picking up The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

March 22nd - Discussing The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - picking up Plainsong by Kent Haruf

April 26th - Discussing Plainsong by Kent Haruf - picking up The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

May 24th - Discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - picking up The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

June 28th - Discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict - picking up The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich 

July 26th - Discussing The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich - picking up The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson

August 30th - Discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson - picking up The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard

September 27th -Discussing The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard - picking up The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

October 25th - Discussing The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner - picking up The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards

November 22nd - Discussing The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards - picking up The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

December 27th - Discussing The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd - picking up T.B.D. 


For more information, contact Abby at 309-446-9575 or awood@brimfieldlibrary.org.



Chillicothe Public Library

Books+Tea @ the Library meets on the 4th Monday of the month (book club webpage)


For more information, contact Catherine at 309-274--2719 or cbarnett@chillicothepubliclibrary.org.



Colchester District Library

Reader's Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Don O'Hara Reading Room at the Library.


El Paso District Library


Our book club (RIOT ACT - Readers In Our Town Are Coming Together) meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm.



February - 

March -

April - 

May -

June -

July -

August -

September -

October -



Eureka Public Library District

Musings on Main 

Book Selections 2022

First Thursdays @ 6:30pm


January 6 - Come Fly the World  (Julia Cooke)

February 3 - The Nature of Small Birds (Susie Finkbeiner)

March 3 - Radar Girls (Sara Ackerman)

April 7 - The Reading List  (Sara Adams)

May 5 - Akin  (Emma Donaghue)

June 2 - The Guest List (Lucy Foley)


August 4 - Anxious People (Fredrik Backman)

              AND/OR   Under the Tulip Tree  (Michelle Shocklee)

September 1 - The Keeper of Lost Things  (Ruth Hogan)

October 6 - No assigned book - planning meeting potluck night

November 3 - There She Was (Amy Argetinger)

December 1 - Wish Book Christmas  (Lynn Austin)



Farmington Area Public Library District

Second Monday Book Group (Second Monday each month at 6:30pm)

January 10 - Where the Crawdads Sing - picking up Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

February 14 - Big Stone Gap - picking up Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

March 14 - Magpie Murders -  The Stranger In The Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

April 11 - The Stranger In The Lifeboat - picking up A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

May 9 - A Slow Fire Burning 

June 13 - Not Meeting 

July 11 - Not Meeting

August 8 - Not Meeting

September 12 - We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker - picking up Sooley by John Grisham

October 10 - Sooley - picking up A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

November 14 - A Woman of No Importance - picking up Alaskan Holiday: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

December 12 - Alaskan Holiday: A Novel - picking up The Undertakers Daughter by Sara Blaedel


After Thoughts Book Club at Hanna City Community Center (Last Monday of each month except for May and August at 9:30am)

January 31 - The Midnight Library - picking up The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

February 28 - The Boys in the Boat - picking up Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

March 28 - Blacktop Wasteland - picking up Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

April 25 - Anxious People - picking up Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

May 23 - Afterlife - picking up The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

June 27 -The Music of Bees - picking up The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

July 25 - The Personal Librarian 

August 29 - Not Meeting

September 26 - The Stanger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Alborn - picking up Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

October 31 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - picking up The Maid by Nita Prose     

November 28 - The Maid - picking up The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

December ? - The Christmas Bookshop - picking up TBD




Fondulac District Library in East Peoria

YA For All Book Club (YA book discussion for teens and adults), meets second Tuesday of every month at 7pm



Teen Space Book Club (YA book discussion for grades 8 through 12), meets third Tuesday of every month at 7pm



To Be Continued Book Club (A series book club for 5-8th graders), meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30pm



Galesburg Public Library

Please note: we DO loan our book club kits to other libraries for book discussions. Contact Jane (jane.easterly@galesburglibrary.org or 309-343-6118) if you want to borrow one of our kits.


Tuesday/Thursday Book Clubs 



Tome Raiders Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Food for Thought Book Club 



Buzzwords Book Club



H.A. Peine District Library (in Minier)


Starting 10/25/21, our Book Club will meet the last Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Library, except December (no meeting) and May (one week earlier).


7/25/22: The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

8/29/22: When Crickets Cry, by Charles Martin

9/26/22: This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

10/24/22: Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz

11/28/22: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, by Jennifer Ryan

1/30/23: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom

2/27/23: Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

3/27/23: All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot

4/24/23: The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

5/22/23: The Girl from Guernica, by Karen Robards

6/26/23: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury


Henderson County Public Library District - Biggsville

Turning Pages Book Club




Henry Public Library - Henry, IL


Best Little Book Club by a Dam Site - Group formed fall of 2002 and named January 2003.  Henry has been using variations on this theme for many years.  The first instance I found was in the 1 February 1872 paper.


We meet at 9:30 on the Second Monday of the month.  We generally pick 6 months of books at a time.



The life-changing magic of tidying up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

Marie Kondo 
February  Educated: A memoir  Tara Westover 
March  The Personal Librarian  Marie Benedict 
April  Sourdough  Robin Sloan 
May  Oona Out of Order  Mararita Montimore 
June  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  John Berendt 
July  The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise  Dan Gemeinhart 
August  The Butterfly's Daughter  Mary Alice Monroe 
September  The Boys: a memoir of Hollywood and Family  Ron & Clint Howard 
October  The Trial of Lizzie Borden  Cara Robertson 
November  The Nature of Fragile Things  Susan Meissner 
December  The Diamond Eye  Kate Quinn 


Illinois Prairie District Public Library


Germantown Hills Branch

Book Buzz meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.


Spring Bay Branch

The Spring Bay Bookies celebrated 20 years in January.  Meeting are held once a month at the Spring Bay Branch.  We hope to avoid conflicts with other book clubs in getting our selections, and the past year proved successful.  We take turns selecting books and hosting that meeting. 


January 3 -  The Loop  by Nicholas Evans

February 7 -  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

March 7 -  Salt to the Sea  by Ruta Sepetys

April 4 - We Begin at the End  by Chris Whitaker

May 2 - The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

June 6 -  The Great Alone  by Kristin Hannah

July 7 -  Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

August 1 -  The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

September 1 - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight 

October 3 - The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin 

November 7  -  Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

December 5 -  Still Me by Jo Jo Moyes



Kewanee Public Library District

Adult Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month.


January 17 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

February 21 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

March 21 - The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

April 18 - An American Sunrise (NEA Big Read) by Joy Harjo

May 16 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

June 20 - The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

July 18 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

August 15 - The Dutch House by Anne Patchett

September 19 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

October 17 - Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

November 21 - The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

December 19 - Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah


Higher Learning Book Club is a limited-run club (Feb-April 2022).

February 15 - Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

March 22 - How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America by Heather Cox Richardson

April 26 - Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdup-Thygeson


Lillie M. Evans Library District in Princeville "Talk About a Good Book” Discussion Group

Usually meets last Monday of the month at 3 pm in Turner Room

 2022 (Our 19th year)

January 31

Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

Jennifer Ryan

February 28

Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

March 28

A Good Neighborhood

Therese Fowler

April 25

The Library Book

 Susan Orlean

May 23

Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman

June 27

Alice Network

Kate Quinn

July 25

Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Phaedra Patrick

August 29

Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes

September 26

Where the Crawdads Sing **Due to the high volume of holds, we have substituted: 

Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel **

Delia Owens

October 31

Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Marie Benedict

November 28

Good Neighbor: the Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Maxwell King

December 12th @ 3pm —Coffee Chat about your 2022 favorites & get our new list for 2023


Blog available online at: http://talkaboutagoodbook.blogspot.com/ 

Contact Beth Duttlinger lill@lmelibrary.org for more information.


Macomb Public Library

Page Turners

Page Turners is an adult reading/discussion group sponsored by the Friends of the Macomb Public Library. They meet monthly on Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Macomb Public Library multi-purpose room. Usually the group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month, though sometimes they meet on the 3rd Monday if there is a Monday holiday closure on the usual meeting date.


June 13, 2022
This Is How It Always Is
Laurie Frankel
JULY BIG LIBRARY READ-TBA The Girl in His Shadow Audrey Blake
July 18, 2022
American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins
August 8, 2022
Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger
September 19, 2022
Maya's Notebook
Isabel Allende
October 17, 2022
The Loneliest Americans
Jay Caspian Kang
November 14, 2022
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz
Lucy Adlington
December 14, 2022 Small Things Like These
Claire Keegan



There are also book clubs affiliated with our local university, so a few patrons sometimes request titles for those as well. Those patrons usually place their requests on RSACat with no library staff assistance, so staff is usually unaware the titles are intended for book club use or how long materials may be in use unless the patron expresses concern about being able to renew a title. These particular patrons are usually very responsible about their usage, though, and the titles are usually not in high demand at the time these patrons place their requests. 


When we see there is a situation of a book club title not being easily available, we expand our searches to non-RSA libraries.


Contact Carla Ainslie macomblib.carla@gmail.com or macomb.pld.rsa@gmail.com for more information.



Morrison & Mary Wiley Library (in Elmwood)


Our Book Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. New members and visitors are always welcome! We meet in person, but readers are welcome to join us on Zoom. Just email us at elmwoodlib@gmail.com to get the link.


January 6 -- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

February 3 -- Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

March 3 -- The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

April 7 -- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

May 5 -- The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

June 2 -- A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

July 7 -- Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

August 4 -- The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

September 1 -- Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

October 6 --- The Martian by Andy Weir

November 3 -- Chatter: The Voice in Our Head by Ethan Kross

December 1 -- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides



Morton Public Library Book Club

Held at the Morton Public Library at 315 W. Pershing St in Morton, IL


Contact Tahdra for more information:   TahdraT@mortonlibrary.org 



Normal Public Library

Stranger Than Fiction: A Nonfiction Book Club meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm. Beginning in June, we will meet at the Beer Hall at DESTIHL, in Normal. Contact: Rhiannon - rhiannon@normalpl.org


April 2022: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep 

May 2022: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

June 2022: Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan

July 2022: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

August 2022: The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich

September 2022: Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster by Al Roker

October 2022: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

November 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

December 2022: Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami



Romance Me Book Club meets monthly, usually on the 4th Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room.

February 24 2022: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

March 24 2022: Normal People by Sally Rooney

April 28 2022: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

May 26 2022: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

June 23 2022: Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

July 28 2022: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

August 25 2022: Beach Read by Emily Henry

September 22 2022: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

October 27 2022: The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

November: NO MEETING

December 22 2022: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin



Pekin Public Library

We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 2 and 6:30 (same book both times)

I ORDER 42 BOOKS EACH MONTH (sorry to deplete the supply)               Beth         bbradford@pekinpubliclibrary.org


Jan - All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Feb - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Waxman

March - Midnight Library by HAIG

April - What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins


JUNE- The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

JULY / The Push By Audrain

AUG /Author visit / Music Of Bees By Garvin

SEPT / Beekeeper Of Aleppo By Lefteri

OCT/ Daisy Jones and the 6 by Taylor Jenkins Reid

NOV /The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

DEC / The Survivors by Jane Harper



Jan – Violeta by Allende

Feb/The Maid –

March/Band of Sisters 

April Bewilderment by Richard Powers

May/The Measure by Erlick

June/Black Cake by Wilkerson




Prairie Skies Public Library District

 "Bookies" Book Club 

Meet at the Pleasant Plains location on the 4th Thursday of each month @ 7 pm


All are welcome


ABC book club

Meets at Ashland location on the third Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm


Quincy Public Library

Bookies--meet in the Library on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM



Renaissance Readers--meet in the library on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:15 AM



Unshelved--meets in the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM



20s & 30s SciFi/Horror reading group -- meets in the library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  



Literary Angles--meet at the library on the third Tuesday each month at 1:30 PM



All Over the Page--meets at local restaurants on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM



Toulon Public District Library

Third Thursday Bookclub



YA Book Club (Last Tuesday of Each Month)



Youth Book Club (Last Tuesday of Each Month)




Tremont District Library

Third Thursday Bookclub -- Meet at Eli's coffee shop in Tremont at 12:30PM on the third Thursday of each month. 


January -- The music of bees by Eileen Garvin
February -- The girl with the louding voice by Abi Daré
March -- The Maid by Nina Prose 

April -- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
May -- Chilbury Ladies' Choir
June -- The Worst Hard Time

July -- The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah

August -- Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

September --The Library of Lost and found by Phaedra Patrick 


Washington District Library

We meet the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Main library study rooms. (We do not meet during June/July, due to Summer Reading.)



Wyoming Public Library Book Club

Meet at the Paramount Theater at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month

January and February we will meet at One Eleven Coffee at 11:30 a.m.


Jan 11th         Clark, Julie                               The Last Flight

Feb 8th           Bennett, Brit                           The Vanishing Half

Mar 8th          Harmel, Kristin                        The Forest of Vanishing Stars 

April 12th       Meissner, Susan                      The Nature of Fragile Things

May 10th       Prose, Nita                              The Maid

June 14th       Sepetys, Ruta                          I Must Betray You

July 19th         Harris, Kai                               What the Fireflies Knew

Aug 16th        Wright, Camron                      The Rent Collector

Sept 20th       Clark, Julie                               The Lies I Tell

Oct 18th         Hlad, Alan                                A Light Beyond the Trenches

Nov 15th        Brown, Eleanor                       Any Other Family

Dec 20th           Skenandore, Amanda                   The Second Life of Mirelle West




Questions about this wiki?  

Contact Beth Duttlinger


Lillie M. Evans Library District

207 N Walnut, PO Box 349

Princeville, IL 61559



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