Rare Reads

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

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

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 20 at 6pm. Our next book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline! New members always welcome!

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

Rare Reads Book List 2018/2019

September: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

October: The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie

November: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

December: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

January: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

February: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

March: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

May: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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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?

Summer Reading Lists 2017

Are you beginning to wonder if the sun still exists or if summer will ever arrive? I am. But don’t despair! Whether the days are dreary or the sun finally appears, there are book challenges and book suggestions to get us through our darkest days. The following link is for the Read Harder Challenge. The... Read more »

Interview with Monica Wood

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