As always, the Rare Reads book group read a variety of books this year. What were your favorites? Which had the best discussions? Let us know in the comments below! Here’s the list to remind you: Rare Reads Book List 2017-2018 September: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders October: Pink Chimneys by Ardeana… Read more »
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This month, the Rare Reads book group discussed a local favorite, Pink Chimneys. Have you read it? What did you think?
This month, we discussed One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood. The book proved to be a record holder of its own in our group by being the first book that EVERYONE really liked. Here’s an interview with Monica Wood from one of our group members, Stephanie: http://stephdoyon.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-one-in-million-monica-wood.html
Yesterday, we discussed The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Here’s a video of an interview with the author talking about her inspiration for the book:
Yesterday the group discussed A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Have you read it? What did you think? How did you feel when the significance of the spool of blue thread is revealed? Did the “thread” of blue running through the book feel satisfying to you?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Have you read it? What did you think? Are you a fan of her other books?
This month the Rare Reads book group discussed Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It was very well received and proved to be fertile discussion material. We were also joined by members of Facing Maine, a nonprofit that is a voice for those with facial disfigurement. Have you read Wonder? Share your thoughts here.
This month our Rare Reads book group discussed Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Do you have any other thoughts about the book? Please comment!
We would like to congratulate Helen Tomer for her 20 years of service at the Topsham Public Library! Helen started working at TPL in May, 1996. Thank you for your service, Helen!