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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.

Upcoming First Thursday Discussions

Upcoming NovelTea Discussions

New books coming soon.

Upcoming Second Thursday Discussions

Upcoming Insatiable Readers Discussions

Upcoming Nonfiction Discussions

New books coming soon.

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
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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The Hideaway

By Lauren K. Denton

After her grandmother’s death, Sara Jenkins discovers she’s been left her run-down B&B in Alabama and tasked with renovating it and uncovers a box in the attic that reveals a mysterious side of her grandmother’s life that ultimately impacted her own destiny.

Find The Hideaway in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Delicious History

One Saturday each month , we'll explore new nonfiction titles to add to your "To Be Read List."

Book Group: 
Insatiable Readers Book Discussion Group
Saturday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 am

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.

Find Warlight in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Before the Fall

Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people—ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter—depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York.

Find Before the Fall in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

Find White Houses in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.

Find Warlight in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig

Even though there is something extraordinary about Tom Hazard and his aging process, the problems and insights he experiences as he goes through life, are universal. Love, memory, and time play tricks on us all as this novel illustrates so exquisitely. This is an engaging, sweeping love story with all the elements of a great historical/time travel novel.

Find How to Stop Time in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

Find White Houses in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende

Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

Find In the Midst of Winter in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig

Even though there is something extraordinary about Tom Hazard and his aging process, the problems and insights he experiences as he goes through life, are universal. Love, memory, and time play tricks on us all as this novel illustrates so exquisitely. This is an engaging, sweeping love story with all the elements of a great historical/time travel novel.

Find How to Stop Time in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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