Posts By: Emma

The Nightingale

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:

A Spool of Blue Thread

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?

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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.

Congratulations, Helen!

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!

Last 3 Reads

Our last 3 reads were The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, Euphoria by Lily King and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. We’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on any of these titles!

The House at the End of Hope Street

Last month we read The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag. Many of the Rare Readers thought that it would make  a great TV show where a different woman came to live in the house each week (similar to Love Boat). What do you think?

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Last month, Rare Reads discussed The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. If you couldn’t make the meeting or did make it and forgot to say something–you can do so here! Just comment on this post! Here’s some discussion questions to help: