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.


The following is a list of the books and meeting dates for the 2016-17 book club season.

 

Meeting Date and Host

Title

Author

N/NF

Recommended by

Monday, October 17th, 7:30 pm

Sarah Killion

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Stephen Galloway

F

Elaine

Wednesday, November 16th, 7:30

B.Z. Reily

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

NF

Elaine

Monday, December 12th, 7:00 pm

Mary Anne (Pot Luck – early start time)

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel

J. Ryan Stradal

F

Sarah

Wednesday, January 18th, 7:30 pm

Meryl Mandell

Half Broke Horses

Jeannette Walls

NF

Elaine

Monday, February 13th, 7:30 pm

Weezie Houle

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Bachman

F

Meryl

Wednesday, March 15th, 7:30 pm

Renee Richard

Exit the Rainmaker

Jonathan Coleman

NF

Carolyn

Monday, April 10th, 7:30 pm

Virginia Worthington

The War that Saved my Life

Kimberly Bradley

F

Renee

Wednesday, May 10th, 7:30

Judith Seelig

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

 

Joshua Hammer

NF

Sarah

 

Other recommended titles

Title

Author

N/NF

A Little Life  

Hanya Yanagihara

F

The Burgess Boys

Elizabeth Strout

F

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

F

Under the Influence

Joyce Maynard

F

Heat and Light

Jennifer Haigh

F

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist

 

Stephen Kurkjian

NF

Splendors and Glooms

Laura Schlitz

F

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds 

F

Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

F

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo

NF

The New Jim Crowe

Michelle Alexander

NF

Quiet

Susan Cain

NF

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

NF

Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Sue Klebold

NF

My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

NF

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

 

Mark Kurlansky

NF

Flash Boys

Michael Lewis

NF

The Men Who United the States

Simon Winchester

NF

 

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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!