Angela’s Book Discussion

Join Librarian Angela Hughes on the first Tuesday of every month (date subject to change) at 10:30AM for a riveting book discussion.

Copies of the next book discussion book are made available on the day of the book discussion and can be picked up any time afterward at the Reference Desk on the first floor.

All are welcome.

Upcoming Titles:


OctoberOctober 7, 2014:  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures.


NovemberNovember 4, 2014:  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life–steady boyfriend, close family–who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life–big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel–and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy–but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common–a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

DecemberDecember 2, 2014:  Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick

One does not expect to be kidnapped on a London street in broad daylight. But Amity Doncaster barely escapes with her life after she is trapped in a carriage with a blade-wielding man in a black silk mask who whispers the most vile taunts and threats into her ear. Her quick thinking, and her secret weapon, save her . . . for now. But the monster known in the press as the Bridegroom, who has left a trail of female victims in his wake, has survived the wounds she inflicts and will soon be on his feet again. He is unwholesomely obsessed by her scandalous connection to Benedict Stanbridge–gossip about their hours alone in a ship’s stateroom seems to have crossed the Atlantic faster than any sailing vessel could. Benedict refuses to let this resourceful, daring woman suffer for her romantic link to him–as tenuous as it may be. For a man and woman so skilled at disappearing, so at home in the exotic reaches of the globe, escape is always an option. But each intends to end the Bridegroom’s reign of terror in London, and will join forces to do so. And as they prepare to confront an unbalanced criminal in the heart of the city they love, they must also face feelings that neither of them can run away from.

Past Titles:

  • February 2009:  Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
  • March 2009:  Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards
  • April 2009:  Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
  • May 2009:  All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • June 2009:  Days of Summer by Jill Barnett
  • July 2009:  Lethal Legacy by Linda A. Fairstein
  • August 2009:  Remember When by Nora Roberts
  • September 2009:  Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • October 2009:  Damage Control by J.A. Jance
  • November 2009:  Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
  • December 2009:  Split Second by David Baldacci
  • January 2010:  Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
  • February 2010:  Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag
  • March 2010:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • April 2010:  High Profile by Robert B. Parker
  • May 2010:  Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
  • June 2010:  A Matter of Justice by Charles Todd
  • July 2010:  Step on a Crack by James Patterson
  • September 2010:  The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • October 2010:  The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  • November 2010:  The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • December 2010:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • February 2011:  Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
  • March 2011:  The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon
  • April 2011:  Murder on St. Mark’s Place by Victoria Thompson
  • May 2011:  Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
  • June 2011:  Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  • July 2011:  The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  • September 2011:  An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance
  • October 2011:  Postcard Killers by James Patterson
  • November 2011:  Love You More by Lisa Gardner
  • December 2011:  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • February 2012:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • March 2012:  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • April 2012:  The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
  • May 2012:  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • June 2012:  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • September 2012:  Lethal by Sandra Brown
  • October 2012:  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • November 2012:  The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler (cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy)
  • December 2012:  Then Again by Diane Keaton
  • February 2013:  Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • March 2013:  A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
  • April 2013:  Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • May 2013:  Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • June 2013:  Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • October 2013:  Sutton by JR Moehringer
  • November 2013:  The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • December 2013:  The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • February 2014:  The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
  • March 2014:  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • April 2014:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • May 2014:  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • June 2014:  Three Junes by Julia Glass