Book Club Discussion
Join us for a book discussion on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
May 14: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie is a socially awkward, fussy busybody who is used to being organized. When she walks out on her cheating husband and gets a job as caretaker of the dilapidated recreation center in Borg, she is woefully unprepared for the changes. But as she takes on the task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory, she just might find a place she belongs.
June 11: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
Nina Redmond was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile – changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home … a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
July 9: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anne Elliot lives at Kellynch Hall with her family, but when financial struggles set in, they decide to move. Then her life is changed forever as she is reunited with Wentworth, a past fiancée who she never married. Through her journey, Anne may find that what she was looking for was right in front of her the whole time.
August 13: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
In Dashiell Hammett’s famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective story master’s most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis.
For a list of previous selections of the North Riverside Library Book Club, click here.
Member recommendations are used to choose books to be read. The choice can be from the Chicago Tribune’s best-seller list, Oprah’s recommendations or whatever the group agrees upon. If the books selected are available, they can be obtained from other libraries for book club members. Further information is available by calling the Library at (708) 447-0869.