Rare Reads

rare readsWelcome to the Rare Reads book group page. This page will feature book lists, news and a place to discuss!

Rare Reads is a book group that discusses unusual and interesting fiction (and sometimes nonfiction) at Topsham Public Library. We usually meet on the third Thursday of every month at 6pm.

Interesting in becoming a member? Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more information.

Rare Reads Book List 2024

February: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

March: White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

April: Break

May: The Dry by Jane Harper

September: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

October: The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken

November: Verity by Colleen Hoover

December: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

January 2025: How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis

February 2025: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

March 2025: This Other Eden by Paul Harding

From Our Blog (click the post title to read, see images and comment)

Oops, Eleanor is too popular!

Rare Readers, we will have to switch around our last two books of the year due to availability issues. The April and May books are now as follows: April: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng May: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

This week the Rare Reads book group discussed How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Here is a piece she wrote about libraries (in response to library cuts in the UK): https://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlin-moran/libraries-cathedrals-of-o_b_2103362.html

Latest Rare Reads Discussion

Last night the Rare Reads book discussion talked about The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie. Have you read it? What did you think?

Rare Readers – What were your favorites this year?

  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 »

Pink Chimneys by Ardeana Hamlin

This month, the Rare Reads book group discussed a local favorite, Pink Chimneys. Have you read it? What did you think?