Roadtown Reads Book Club

The Shutesbury book club is a group of readers who enjoy reading and talking about books and more. We welcome everyone, from any town, whether you can make all the meetings or just one. Meetings are monthly from September to May, on alternating Monday and Wednesday evenings, in book club members’ homes. We read fiction and nonfiction. Book club information is posted on the RoadTown Reads Yahoo group. Interested readers can join at this URL http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roadtownreads.


Selected books and schedule for 2017/18

 

Meeting Date and Host

Title/Author

Fiction/Non-Fiction

Discussion Leader

Monday, October 16th

Marty

News of the World/ Paulette Jiles

F

Marty

Wednesday, November 15th

Holly

Lab Girl/Hope Jahren

NF

Carolyn

Wednesday, December 13th

Meryl

7:00 pm start time

Pot Luck Supper and Yankee Swap


Roommates: My Grandfather's Story/Max Apple

N/F

Lucy

Wednesday, January 17th

Chris

First They Killed My Father/Loung Ung

NF

Elaine

Monday, February 12th

Weezie

The Orchardist/ Amanda Coplin

F

Elaine

Monday, March 12th

Sue

Shop Class as Soulcraft/Matthew B. Crawford

NF

Elaine

Wednesday, April 11th

Elaine

Homegoing/Yaa Gyasi

F

Chris

Monday, May 14th

Renee

A Gentleman in Moscow/Amor Towles

F

Carolyn

 

 

Other recommended titles

Non-Fiction

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis / J.D. Vance

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America / Michael Eric Dyson

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America / Joan C. Williams

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race/ Beverly Daniel Tatum

Infidel/Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries/Kory Stamper        

America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (P.S.)/ Gail Collins

The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books/Azar Nafisi

Fiction

Beartown/Frederick Bachman

Inside the O’Briens/ Lisa Genova

Behold the Dreamers/ Imbolo Mbue

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry/Gabrielle Zevin

Snow in August/ Pete Hamill

The Book of Unknown Americans/ Cristina Henríquez

Recommended authors

Louise Penny -Chief Inspector Gamache Novels. The first is Still Life.

Donna Leon -Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries. The first is Death at La Fenice.



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Joining the Yahoo Book Club Group - RoadTownReads

Announcements regarding the book club meeting information are sent to members of a Yahoo group. Join this group if you wish to receive meeting date information by clicking on the link below:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roadtownreads/

Click the blue button on the upper right: Join This Group.
If you do not already have a Yahoo Id, create one.
Set your preferences:

1) Contact information
2) How you want to receive each message sent by members or a daily digest of the day's traffic
3) Your message preference.

Then enter the encrypted text in the box and click the blue button:  Join

That's it! You will now receive information about book club meetings!