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Book Groups @ your library

Julie Horn
Grand County Libraries
Grand County, CO Colorado

If you have ever thought about joining a book group, but were afraid of having to read titles that held no interest, think about starting your own book group to meet your particular interests. Listed below are a few suggestions for book groups you can start with some friends to read, meet, and discuss areas of shared interest.

Parent-Child Book Clubs are a great way to introduce your children to the world of reading. Pick an age-appropriate title and spend a little time each night reading the book. Then get together with other club members to talk about the book and share book-themed snacks. Title suggestions:

• Holes by Louis Sachar

• Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

• From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Koingsburg

Science Fiction Book Clubs allow sci-fi fans to discuss futuristic ideas presented in this genre. Title suggestions:

• Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

• The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

• The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

History Book Clubs help bring the past alive for fans of historical literature. Title suggestions:

• People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

• Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

• Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Craft Book Clubs give crafters a place to get together and complete or discuss craft projects. Title suggestions:

• The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers by Laura C. Martin

• Altered Art by Terry Taylor

• Easy Mosaics for Your Home and Garden by Sarah Donnelly

Mystery Book Clubs provide a dose of intrigue for fans of this suspenseful genre. Title suggestions:

• The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

• Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon

• The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith

Romance Book Clubs offer a chance for fans of this genre to compare notes on their favorite heart-stirring reads. Title suggestions:

• Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

• Anybody Out There? By Marian Keyes

• Persuasion by Jane Austen

Cook Book Clubs members often get together to make a delicacy from a cookbook of choice. Title suggestions:

• Colorado Bed and Breakfast Cookbook by Carol Faino and Doreen Hazledine

• Delicious Salad Meals by Dot Vartan

• Great Party Fondues by Peggy Fallon

Christian Book Clubs are a place for Christian men and women get together, read Christian books, and share fellowship. Title suggestions:

• The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

• The Secret by Beverly Lewis

• BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker

Book to Movie Book Clubs are a great way for your group read the novel then watch the film. Title suggestions:

• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

• Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

• Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

For more information on how you can get started, contact Julie Horn at the Granby Library 970 887 2149

The book group reads we have listed and many more titles can be found at the local branch of your Grand County Library or go to

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