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Bookgroup picks for 2023

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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 book groups through this wiki.  Please post your library's schedule if it's available.  Thanks!

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PAGE IS FOR 2023 

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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

 

Books Discussed

January 2023 - The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides

February 2023 - Along Came a Spider - James Patterson

March 2023 - Wish You Were Here - Jodi Picoult

April 2023 - Christmas Memory - Richard Paul Evans

May 2023 - The Love Story of Missy Carmichael - Beth Morrey

June 2023 - Florence Adler Swims Forever - Rachel Beanland

July 2023 - The Good Sister - Sally Hepworth

August 2023 - All the Flowers in Paris - Sarah Jio

September 2023 - Expecting Adam - Martha Beck

October 2023 - Mudbound - Hillary Jordan

November 2023 - Blue Zones of Happiness - Dan Buettner

December 2023 - everyone read a different Christmas book

 

 

 


 

Brimfield Public Library District

 

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

January 24th - Discussing "The Woman in the Window" by AJ Finn, picking up "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristen Harmel

February 28th - Discussing "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristin Harmel, picking up "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See. 

March 28th - Discussing "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See, picking up "Nightfall" by Nelson Demille.

April 25th - Discussing "Nightfall" by Nelson Demille, picking up "Remarkably Bright Creatures" by Shelby Van Pelt.

May 23rd - Discussing "Remarkably Bright Creatures" by Shelby Van Pelt, picking up "The Life She Was Given" by Ellen Marie Wiseman.

June 27th - Discussing "The Life She Was Given" by Ellen Marie Wiseman, picking up "We Were the Lucky Ones" by George Hunter. 

July 25th - Discussing "We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter, picking up "The Room" by Emma Donoghue. 

August 22nd - Discussing "The Room" by Emma Donoghue, picking up "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah.

September 19th - (Date changed to 3rd Tuesday this month) Discussing "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah, picking up "Lock Every Door" by Riley Sager.

October 24th - Discussing "Lock Every Door" by Riley Sager, picking up "How to be perfect" by Michael Schur. 

November 28th - Discussing "How to be perfect" by Michael Schur, picking up "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn.

December  26th - Discussing "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn, picking up "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni.

 

Social Justice Book Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm

January 10th - Discussing "The Devil's Highway" by Luis Alberto Urrea, picking up "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

February 14th - Discussing "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann, picking up "The Rogue Lawyer" by John Grisham. 

March 14th - Discussing "The Rogue Lawyer" by John Grisham, picking up "Dopesick" by Beth Macy.

April 11th - Discussing "Dopesick" by Beth Macy, picking up "Pandemic" by Robin Cook.

May 9th - Discussing "Pandemic" by Robin Cook, picking up "The Premonition" by Michael Lewis.

June 13th - Discussing "The Premonition" by Michael Lewis, "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto.

July 11th - Discussing "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto, picking up "This is how it always is" by Laurie Frankel.

August 8th - Discussing "This is how it always is" by Laurie Frankel, picking up "Etched in Sand" by Regina Calcaterra.

September 12th - Discussing "Etched in Sand" by Regina Calcaterra, picking up "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.

October 10th - Discussing the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence program hosted at the library on 9/26. Reading "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson for discussion next month.

November 14th - Discussing "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson, picking up "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson.

December 12th - Discussing "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson, picking up "Exodus" by Leon Uris.

 

 

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


 

Cambridge Public Library District

 

Book Club meets from 7:00 - 8:30 p.pm. on the following dates in 2023:

March 15th

May 17th

July 19th

September 20th

November 15th


 

Chenoa Public Library District

 

For January 2023 -  we are reading A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

 

February 2023 - we are reading The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore

 


 

Chillicothe Public Library

 

Books+Tea @ the Library meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month

January 17 – The Last Garden in England, by Julia Kelly

February 21 – Chocolat, by Joanne Harris

March 21 – The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

April 18 – Crazy Brave, by Joy Harjo

May 16 – The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

June 20 – Memorial, by Bryan Washington

July 18 – Nation, by Terry Pratchett

August 15 – Honey Girl, by Morgan Rogers

September 19 – Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth, by Wole Soyinka

October 17 – Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

November 21 – The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Curiosity & Cheesecake meets on the last Tuesday of the month

January 31—Inciting Joy: Essays, by Ross Gay 

February 28—Six Feet Over: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach (previously published as Spook; either edition is fine, due to a low number available of the new edition)

March 28—Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life, by Lulu Miller 

April 25—Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, by Lisa Genova 

May 30—Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

June 27—Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights, by Eric Marcus (the newest edition is available on Hoopla) 

July 25—Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea, by Katherine Harmon Courage 

August 29—A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, by Hanif Abdurraqib 

September 26—Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake 

October 24—Aftershocks: A Memoir, Nadia Owusu 

November 28—Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science, by Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos

 

Super Secret Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month

January 26 – Hellboy Omnibus Vol 1: Seed of Destruction, by Mike Mignola

February 22 (Wed.) – Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy, by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters & Allen

March 30 – Invisible Differences: A Story of Asperger's, Adulting, and Living a Life in Full Color, by Julie Dachez

April 26 (Wed.) – There's Treasure Everywhere: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection, by Bill Watterson

May 25 – Invisible Kingdom Vol 1, by G. Willow Wilson & Christian Ward

June 29 – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 1: Squirrel Power, by Ryan North

July 27 – The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

August 31 – Curse of the Chosen Vol. 1, by Alexis Deacon

September 28 – Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1, by James Tynion IV & Werther Dell’Edera

October 26 – Kid Gloves, by Lucy Knisley

November 30 – Come Home, Indio: A Memoir, by Jim Terry

 

Let's Taco 'bout It meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

February 7 (1st Tue) — Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell 

March 14 — Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh

May 9 — The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Jonathan Haidt 

June 13 — Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig 

August 8 — The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (2nd ed.), by Cook & Goss 

September 12 — This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan 

November 14 — Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz

 

A Taste of History Culinary Book Club

February 16—Vibration Cooking: or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl, by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor (2011 reprint)

April 27—Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver (2017 edition)

August 24—The Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler

November 16—The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, by Sean Sherman 

 

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


 

Clover District Library

 

Clover Library Book Club

     Meets in the Library Community Room on the last Thursday of the Month at 9:30 am

January 26, 2023 - Hotel Nantucket by Erin Hillenbrand

February 23 - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

March 30 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles

April 27 - Big Read Book

May 25 - Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper

June 29 - The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

July 27 - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

August 31 - Eliza's English Kitchen by Annabel Abbs

September 28 - The Orphan Sisters by Shirley Dickson

October 26 - The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

November - SKIP

December 28 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

 

Young Adult Book Group

     Online only group; join via Beanstack.

 

PEO Book Club

     Meets privately the 2nd Tuesday of the Month; by invitation only.  Contact the Library for information: (309) 334-2680.

September 12 - Stay Close by Carol Clement

October 10 - The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

November 14 - Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

December 12 - The Good Neighboby Maxwell King

January 9, 2024 - All Things New by Lynn Austin

February 13 - Where the Daffodils Bloom by Leya Delray

March 12 - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

April 9 - The Paris Showdown by Juliet Blackwell

May 14 - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Boylan

June 11, 24 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

July 9, 24 - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

August 13, 24 - The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

 

 

Lunch Bunch - Retired Teacher's Book Club

     Meets privately the 2nd Wednesday of the Month.  Contact the Library for more information.

August 23 - The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney

September 27 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 

October 25 - Rose Code by Kate Quinn

November 15 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

December 13 - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult 

January 14 - Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea

February 28 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

March 27 - Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

April 24 - If a Poem Could Live and Breathe by Mary Calvi


 

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.

 

January-  

February - 

March -

April - 

May -

June -

July -

August -

September -

October -

 


 

Eureka Public Library District

 

Musings on Main 

First Thursdays @ 6:30pm

MUSINGS READING 2023 CALENDAR

JANUARY 5 – How to Stop Time   by Matt Haig

FEBRUARY 2  -  The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post   by Allison Pataki

MARCH 2 – The Library at the Edge of the World

APRIL 13 (April 8 is Maundy Thursday)  Lessons in Chemistry  by Bonnie Garmus

MAY 4 -  On the Rooftop  by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

JUNE 1 – Sunflower Sisters   by Martha Hall Kelly

JULY – NO MEETING SCHEDULED

AUGUST 3 – 1) Fathoms by Rebecca Griggs    AND/OR

                       2) Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson

SEPTEMBER 7  --  The Maid by Nita Prose

OCTOBER 5 – Book choosing meeting – no book selection for this month

NOVEMBER 2 – The Midwife’s Revolt by Jody Daynard

DECEMBER 7  -  Personal favorite title recommendation to share as a gift for our fellow book club members!

     


 

Farmington Area Public Library District

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

JANUARY 9: The Undertakers Daughter - picking up Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor

FEBRUARY 13:  Dirt Creek - picking up The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

MARCH 13:  The Lies I Tell - picking up Horse by Geraldine Brooks

APRIL 10:  Horse - picking up The Desert Star by Michael Connelly

MAY 8:  The Desert Start 

JUNE 12:  Not Meeting

JULY10:  Not Meeting

AUGUST 14:  Not Meeting

SEPTEMBER 11: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - picking up Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini               

OCTOBER 9: Switchboard Soldiers - picking up The Guest List by Lucy Foley

NOVEMBER 13:  The Guest List - picking up Owl Be Home for Christmas by Donna Andrews  

DECEMBER 11:  Owl Be Home for Christmas - picking up What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

 

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

JANUARY 30:  The Christmas Bookshop - picking up The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

FEBRUARY 27:  The Mermaid Chair - picking up The Guest List by Lucy Foley          

MARCH 27:  The Guest List - picking up The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

APRIL 24:  The Thursday Murder Club - picking up Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

MAY 22:  Our Missing Hearts - picking up Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt 

JUNE 26:  Remarkably Bright Creatures - picking up The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

JULY 31:  The Violin Conspiracy 

AUGUST 28:  NOT MEETING 

SEPTEMBER 25:  Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury - picking up Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson     

OCTOBER 30:  Black Cake - picking up Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah

NOVEMBER 27:  Comfort & Joy - picking up The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin

DECEMBER 18:  The Wish Book Christmas - picking up TBD

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 309-245-2175


 

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

 


 

Four Star Public Library District

COVER 2 COVER BOOK CLUB

 

September 2023:  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

October 2023:  Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

November 2023:  To Tame a Land by Louis L'Amour  

December 2023/January 2024:  The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

February 2024:  The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

March 2024:  House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

April 2024:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 


 

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 

January: Pump: Natural History of the Heart by Bill Schutt 

February: Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

March: Growing Season by Sarah Frey

April: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Big Read, won't be borrowing books)

May: A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

June: Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis 

July: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

August: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather S. Webber

September: Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe

October: Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

November: How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis

December: Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

 

Tome Raiders Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

January: Dragons of Deceit by Weis/Hickman (have free copies)

February: The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley 

March: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi  

April: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

May: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky 

June: Foundryside by Robert Bennett Jackson (have free copies)

July: Drunk on All Your Strange New Words by Eddie Robson

August: The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

September: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

October - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 

November - Mickey7 by Edward Ashton

December - And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky 

 

 

Food for Thought Book Club 

February - Bird Brother by Rodney Stott

March - Wastelands by Corban Addison

April - Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

May - Earth Almanac by Ted Williams

June - Bewilderment by Richard Powers

July - Listening to a Continent Sing by Donald Kroodsma

August - Sea Change by Nancy Kress

September- World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil 

October - Walk Through Fire by Yasmine Ali

November - Flight Paths by Rebecca Heisman

 

 

 

 


 

H.A. Peine District Library (in Minier)

 

Our Book Club meets the last Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Library, unless otherwise noted.

 

7/31/2023:   The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

8/28/2023:   The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michelle Richmond

9/25/2023:   Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell

10/30/2023: The Martian, by Andy Weir

11/27/2023: The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict

12/18/2023: Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan Henry

 


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.

 


 

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. 

 

                                             Title                                                                  Author

January 5                 South Of Broad                                      Pat Conroy

February 6               The Huntress                                          Kate Quinn

March  6                   Pretending  to Dance                            Diane Chamberlain

April  3                     The Last Thing He Told Me                   Laura Dave

May 1                       Anxious People                                      Fredrik Backman

June 5                      Dune                                                        Frank Herbert

July 6                       The Wartime Sisters                               Lynda Cohen Loigman

August  7                 Look Again                                             Lisa Scottoline

September 7           The Silent Patient                                   Alex Michaelides

October  2               Small Great Things                                 Jodi Picoult

November 6            Mrs. Kennedy and Me                            Clint Hill

December  4           Lessons in Chemistry                              Bonnie Garmus

 

 


 

Kewanee Public Library District

 

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

 

1/16/23:  Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

2/20/23:  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

3/20/23:  The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura

4/17/23:  Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (NEA Big Read)

5/15/23:  The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

6/19/23:  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

7/17/23:  The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

8/21/23:  The Maid by Nita Prose

9/18/23:  The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

10/16/23:  Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

11/20/23:  The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

12/18/23:  The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

 


 

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

                              2023 (Our 20th year)

January 30

The Thursday Murder Club

 Richard Osman

February 27

Black Cake

Charmaine Wilkerson

March 27

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

April 24

Someone Like You

 Karen Kingsbury

May 22

Splendid and the Vile

Erik Larson

June 26

French Braid

Anne Tyler

July 31

The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles

August 28

The Music of Bees

Eileen Garvin

September 25

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

October 30

Our Missing Hearts

Celeste Ng

November 27

Remember

Lisa Genova

December 11th @ 3pm —Coffee Chat about your 2023 favorites & get our new list for 2024

 

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 Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Macomb Public Library multi-purpose room. Usually the group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

Discussion Date
Title
Author
January 11, 2023
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
Catherine Ryan Hyde
February 8, 2023 Leaving Eastern Parkway Matthew Daub
March 8, 2023 A World of Curiosities Louise Penny
April 12, 2023 October Light John Gardner
May 10, 2023 River of the Gods: Genius, Courage and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Candace Millard
June 14, 2023 Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus

 

Shared Community Action Group is organizing a One Book One Community for Macomb, with activities scheduled for February 2023. There is not a single date because the group is currently planning multiple activities for the month. Any books, DVDs, or Blu-rays borrowed to support the book selection Brian's Song by William Blinn will be needed through February 28, 2023.

 

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 5, 2023 -- Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman (poetry)

February 2, 2023 -- The Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (young adult)

March 2, 2023 -- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (fiction)

April 6, 2023 -- Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad (biography)

May 4, 2023 -- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (classic)

June 1, 2023 -- The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian (mystery/thriller)

July 6, 2023 -- Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian (fantasy)

August 3, 2023 -- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (fiction)

September 7, 2023 -- The Boys by Ron and Clint Howard (biography)

October 5, 2023 -- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (fantasy)

November 2, 2023 -- Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis (historical fiction)

December 7, 2023 -- The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson (nonfiction)

 

 


 

Morton Public Library Book Club

 

Books & Bites is held at local restaurants on the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Emma Roth Smith at emmas@mortonlibrary.org

 

Required Reading will be held the second Thursday of each month Contact Shannon at shannonk@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

 

January 2023: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

February 2023: Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth

March 2023: Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond

April 2023: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

May 2023: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino

June 2023: This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

July 2023: I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir by Jan Grue

August 2023: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

September 2023: The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú

October 2023: People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry

November 2023: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

December 2023: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

 

Adult Reading Challenge Book Brunch meets monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday from 10-11 am in the Board Room. Books are reader's choice by cued to the theme of that month's challenge. Contact: Kari - kgarman@normalpl.org

 

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

 

January 26, 2023: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

February 23, 2023: The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

March 23, 2023: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

April 27, 2023: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

May 25, 2023: Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

June 22, 2023: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

July 27, 2023: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

August 24, 2023: Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

September 28, 2023: Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

October 26, 2023: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

November 16, 2023 (SPECIAL DATE): Reader's choice!

December 28, 2023: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

 


 

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

  

2023

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

July/The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Ford

Aug/Agatha Christie - choose any book

Sept/The Christie Affair by de Gramont

Oct/ Of Women and Salt

Nov/Remarkably Bright Creatures by van Pelt

Dec/We Are the Light by Quick

 

 


 

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

TBD

 

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

TBD

 

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

TBD

 

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

TBD

    

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

TBD

 

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

TBD

 


 

Rushville Public Library

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

 

November 15, 2022  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

January 17, 2023  The Secrets We Keep by Kate Hewitt

February 21,2023 The Seven Wives of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

March, 21, 2023

April 17,2023

May 23,2023

  


Toulon Public District Library

 

Third Thursday Bookclub (Every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm)

January 20 - If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White

February 17 - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/2 Years Old by Peter de Smet

March 17 - The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

April 21 - The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

May 19 - Where Lilacs Still Bloom by an Kirkpatrick

June 16 - The Maid by Nita Prose

July 21 - Remember by Lisa Genova

August 18 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

September 15 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen

October 20 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November 17 - Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin

 

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 - BYO Book

February - The Violin Conspiracy

March - The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

April - the Humans by Matt Haig

October - The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian

November - 

 


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 second Tuesday of each month

2023

Jan 10th         Skenandore, Amanda             The Second Life of Mirelle West

Feb 14th         Reid, Taylor Jenkins                Malibu Rising

Mar 14th        Burdick, Serena                      The Girls With No Names 

April 11th       Berg, Elizabeth                       The Story of Arthur Truluv

May 9th         Garmus, Bonnie                      Lessons in Chemistry

June 13th       Slocumb, Brendan                 The Violin Conspiracy

July 11th         Beanland, Rachel                  The House is On Fire

Aug 8th          Brooks, Geraldine                  Horse

Sept 12th       Van Pelt, Shelby                     Remarkably Bright Creatures

Oct 10th           Henry, Patti Callahan             The Secret Book of Flora Lea

Nov 14th        Moyes, Jojo                           Someone Else’s Shoes

Dec 12th         Horan, Nancy                        The House of Lincoln  

 

 

                   


 

Questions about this wiki?  

 

Contact Beth Duttlinger

bethd@lmelibrary.org 

Lillie M. Evans Library District

207 N Walnut, PO Box 349

Princeville, IL 61559

lmelibrary.org

 

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