Virtual Book Club
Tuesdays at 6PM via Zoom
Please note the new time of 6 PM and new day (Tuesdays) beginning July 20th
Book Club recently finished the fantasy novel The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. We will be taking a short hiatus and will resume on July 20, 2021 at 6 PM. Next up is the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison. This Pulitzer Prize winning book is beautifully written, tragic, haunting and hopeful. We hope you can join us.
Upcoming Selection and New Meeting Time
Beginning July 20th, Book Club will meet on Tuesdays at 6 PM
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Listed below are the reading targets and meeting dates. There are no chapter numbers, so next to the page number are the last 3 words on that page in case you need to adjust for a different edition.
July 20 through p. 49 ..still held hands.
July 27 through p. 105 ..darkened the water.
Aug 3 through p. 153 ...like rigor mortis.
Aug 10 through p. 199 ...unspeakable thoughts, unspoken.
Aug 17 through p. 235 Why? Why? Why?
Aug 24 through the end.
Upcoming Book Club Options
To allow more people to participate, we are adding a discussion forum to the Virtual Book Club. The discussion group is called "A Book Club of One's Own" and it is hosted on the BookClubz platform. Using BookClubz will allow members to post when it is convenient and will allow participation even if you can't make the Zoom meetings. We are experimenting with this format now and you can join us to discuss Beloved by clicking the link here and creating a BookClubz account. Hope to see you there!
We have a poll on BookClubz to see which book we will select next. Please join and vote for your top choice or email us at email@example.com and let us know how you feel about the new format and which, if any of these titles sounds intriguing. We want to build a great book club and your interests are key. Thanks!
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Underground Railroad or Nickel Boys both by Colson Whitehead
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Where to Find Free Ebooks and Audio Books Online
- Audible is offering a collection of books in audio format for free. These are primarily children’s books. This is a great resource and may only be offered for a limited time.
- The Internet Archive is a large repository of books, audio, video, websites and software. Access is free once you create an account. There is much to discover here and multiple ways to access the information.
- Lit2Go is part of an educational resource clearinghouse based in Florida. This limited collection of ebooks and audio books includes many classics.
- Overdrive can be accessed via the Libby app or directly through their web site. You will need your library card and PIN to check out books.
- Project Gutenberg offers access to over 60,000 titles with a focus on books that are now out of copyright.
- The Screen Actors Guild has a small number of videos of celebrities reading children’s books for the project Storyline Online. Listen to Betty White, Oprah, Rami Malek and others as they read a variety of children’s books.
Not Sure What to Read Next?
- Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association. ALA has made this journal freely available. Booklist has long been a trusted source for librarians purchasing books. Read reviews, peruse lists of recommended titles and see what the hottest trends in publishing are.
- Goodreads is a popular social site where people comment on books they have read and rate them. If you’re on the fence about reading a title, check out what people have to say on the Goodreads forums. You will need a free account to participate.
- Novelist is a product from Ebsco that will help you find your next favorite book. You will need your library card number to login. From there, you can browse titles by author, genre, target age and more.