This club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. We like to read all kinds of books that provoke thoughtful and entertaining discussions. Everybody is welcome to join in!
This month, we are reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, the bestselling author known as the "master of narrative nonfiction." "On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds"--the fastest liner then in service--and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and theLusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small--hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more--all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history." — Publisher Marketing
Meeting at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month, our Mystery club is facilitated by author Ann Parker. The discussions are exciting and entertaining as all aspects of the stories are brought up. Our facilitator adds some very interesting insights to the group as well, since she can look at the books from a mystery author's point of view.
This month, we're reading Chasing Darkness, the New York Times bestseller by Robert Crais.
"It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women -- one per year, for seven years. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole's world upside down." —Publisher Marketing
Join us at Towne Center Books for an exciting new book club! From Post Apocalypse Thrillers to Space Operas, we will read it all! It will be held on the third Thursday of every month. This book club is free and open to everyone!
This month we're reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, author of the bestselling Grisha Trilogy that started with Shadow and Bone. In Six of Crows Leigh returns to the "Grishaverse," this time with new characters about to take on the heist of a lifetime.
"Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first." — Publisher Marketing
This club meets on the fourth Monday of every month. Each discussion is lead by Brian Mahoney, who works closely with the national Great Books Group to give you an excellent reading experience. People all over the country are discussing these books and selections, why don't you join in?
This month we are reading selections from the Counterparts anthology by the Great Books Foundation.
You can visit the national Great Books Discussion Group website here: