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Book Discussion Groups

Join us for Hoover Public Library's book discussion groups. Sessions are monthly. One book is discussed each session. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Feel welcome to join us! Skip Links: What We're Currently Reading, Book Club Kits.

Book Club Kits

Check it out! Everything you need for your book club is in this kit (just add readers).

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  • 8 or more copies of the title
  • Author biography
  • Reviews of the book
  • Discussion questions
  • An annotated list of other Instant Book Club Kits
Complete Lists of Titles Guidelines
  • Each kit checks out to one group member for a period of six weeks.
  • Kits may not be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are $1 per day.
  • Kits may be reserved up to one year in advance by calling:
    • 444-7820 for Fiction

    Please return kits in a timely manner so others who have reserved kits may have access to them when needed.

Currently Reading

Below you will see a list of what we are reading. Use the links provided to get a copy and join us for a lively discussion. Sessions are the monthly. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Luckiest Girl Alive

by Jessica Knoll

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

Find Luckiest Girl Alive in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

Flight Patterns

by Karen White

Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people's pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china—especially of Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she'd never revisit...

Find Flight Patterns in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everything I Never Told You

by Celest NG

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet." So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

Find Everything I Never Told You in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

by Mary Roach

Second skin: what to wear to war -- Boom box: automotive safety for people who drive on bomb -- Fighting by ear: the conundrum of military noise -- Below the belt: the cruelest shot of all -- It might get weird: a salute to genital transplants -- Carnage under fire: how do combat medics cope?

Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Alias Grace

by Margaret Atwood

In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in me and into the life and mind of one of the most enigma c and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan—an expert in the burgeoning eld of mental illness— tries to unlock her memory, what will he nd?

Find Alias Grace in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Book talk your favorite beach reads!

Just bring a list of your favorites.
Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Luckiest Girl Alive

by Jessica Knoll

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

Find Luckiest Girl Alive in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Winter Fortress

by Neal Bascomb

"Documents the Allied raid against occupied Norway's Vermork hydroelectric plant, the world's only supplier of an essential ingredient needed by the Nazis to build an atomic bomb, citing the teamwork of British Special Ops, a brilliant scientists and refugee Norwegian commandos that foiled Hitler's nuclear ambitions,"--NoveList.

Find The Winter Fortress in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Leave Me

by Gayle Forman

Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention—meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack.

Find Leave Me in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home.

Find The Miniaturist in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

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