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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 Second Thursday Discussions

Upcoming Insatiable Readers Discussions

Upcoming Nonfiction Discussions

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 Immigrant Experience

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, April 21, 2018 at 10:30 am

The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

Quirky and delightful, Nina George’s book focuses on Jean Perdu, owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookshop. When a new tenant in his apartment building sets in motion events that force Jean to re-evaluate his past, he finds himself floating off down the rivers of France in search of lost love, new love, and friends he didn’t know he needed.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Accidental Empress

by Allison Pataki

The New York Times best-selling author of The Traitor's Wife fictionalizes the little-known and tumultuous love story of "Sisi," the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

Find The Accidental Empress in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Women in the Castle

by Sarah Schmidt

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined -- an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

Find The Women in the Castle in the catalog.

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

Popular Science

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, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

Moscow Nights

by Nigel Cliff

Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American and Russian people, and eased tensions between two superpowers on the brink of nuclear war.

Find Moscow Nights in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

by Jennifer Ryan

Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front.

Find The Chilbury Ladies' Choir in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fierce Kingdom

by Gin Phillips

Joan and her four-year-old son, Lincoln, are at thezoo near closing time. As they approach the exit, she sees bodieson the ground and a man with a gun entering a bathroom.Retreating into the maze of the zoo and its myriad of exhibitsand enclosures, Joan finds a, hopefully, perfect hiding place. Butas time passes and Lincoln gets hungry and restless, Joan mustbecome proactive to protect them both. The time starts each chapter, with the wholebook taking place over the course of three hours.

Find Fierce Kingdom in the catalog.

Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

Quirky and delightful, Nina George’s book focuses on Jean Perdu, owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookshop. When a new tenant in his apartment building sets in motion events that force Jean to re-evaluate his past, he finds himself floating off down the rivers of France in search of lost love, new love, and friends he didn’t know he needed.

Find The Little Paris Bookshop in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adventurous Travel

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, June 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

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