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:


FebruaryFebruary 4, 2014:  The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean– Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed ‘the Supremes’ by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life while contending with the idea that she has inherited more than her broad frame from her notorious pot-smoking mother, Dora. Through marriage, children, happiness, and the blues, these women gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl’s diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears, and uproarious banter.


MarcAprilh 4, 2014:  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.


MarchApril 1, 2014:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask. A powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.


MayMay 6, 2014Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.


JuneJune 3, 2014:  Three Junes by Julia Glass

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her.



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