Adult Book Club

Our book club usually meets during the third week of each month.

  • Mondays at 6:30 PM and
  • Thursdays at noon

But for now we are discussing the books in our group on Facebook.

2020 Selections:

My Sister the Serial Killer

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

January 16 and 20

When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other…

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

February 17 and 20

Poppy is about to marry her ideal man but her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart when, in one afternoon, she loses her engagement ring and her phone is stolen. When she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can, a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events ensues as Poppy and the phone’s owner, Sam, increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

March--Facebook discussion

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.

Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .the only way to survive is to open your heart.



















Selections from past years