Adult Book Club
The Edgewood Public Library is offering a book club for adults interested in literature. This group meets during the odd calendar months giving patrons 6 books a year to discover. This is a great way to socialize and meet new friends.
We meet in the library itself leaving no expectations for anyone to host in their own home or to feel inclined to have to purchase something if at a store.
The group will read a novel picked by the Library Director as they read, they choose the grade they would give the book. The library director has a preplanned set of questions for the discussion, but it is encouraged for members of the group to ask their own and share their insights.
The group is free, as the library utilizes the network of the Iowa Interlibrary Loan. This is where we can borrow books from other libraries at no charge to our patrons. Books will be available to all members of the group plus extras on hand for anyone interested in joining or just reading along.
Contact Tracey for more information or stop by the checkout desk to reserve a copy of our newest discussion book today!
January 2024 Book Club
Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy
Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.
Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist's wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie's happily ever after.
The ladies of book club give the overall book a B+ rating. Two simple statements were made about this novel. First, it was hard to get into but once you were in, you were hooked. Second, where did that twist come from?
The ladies of book club enjoyed discussing the misleads, the twists and the suspense. And of course would you eaves drop on the therapy sessions downstairs if you could?
Definately a book many of us enjoyed but would not have grabbed off the shelf for ourselves.
March 2024 Book Club
The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
For six amateur bakers, competing in Bake Week is a dream come true.
When they arrive at Grafton Manor to compete, they're ready to do whatever it takes to win the ultimate The Golden Spoon.
But for the show's famous host, Betsy Martin, Bake Week is more than just a competition. Grafton Manor is her family's home and legacy - and Bake Week is her life's work. It's imperative that both continue to succeed.
But as the competition commences, things begin to go awry. At first, it's small acts of sabotage. Someone switching sugar for salt. A hob turned far too high.
But when a body is discovered, it's clear that for someone in the competition, The Golden Spoon is a prize worth killing for...
Join us in reading this book for our March discussion!
We will meet on MONDAY March 18, 2024 at 2pm.
Call today to reserve a copy, even if you cannot make it to the discussion.