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

Selected books and schedule for 2018/19

Wednesday, October 10:  The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore at Meryl's. Discussion leader: Carolyn

Monday, November 12:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf at Elaine’s. Discussion leader: Elaine

Monday, December 10: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen at Mary Anne’s. Discussion leader: Elaine. 7 pm start time, holiday potluck and Yankee swap

Monday, January 14: The Power by Naomi Alderman at Mare's. Discussion leader: Mary Anne

Wednesday, February 13: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann at Holly’s. Discussion leader: Elaine

Monday, March 11:A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles at Renee's. Discussion leader: Carolyn

Wednesday, April 10:The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel  

at Liz’s. Mary Anne will provide a discussion guide.

Monday, May 13:  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas at Weezie's. Discussion leader: Holly

Other recommended titles 2018/19


The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moor

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

 Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Less by Andrew Sean Greer


The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel   

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxanne Gay

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter by Meg Jay

Enough as She Is by Rachel Simmons

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

 The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

 The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

Soon by Andrew Santella

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink        

Hunger by Roxanne Gay 

We Need to Talk by Celeste Headlee

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak by Lynda Mapes


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:

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!