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 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, March 17 at 6pm. Our next book is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson! New members always welcome!

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

Rare Reads Book List 2019-2020

September: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

October: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

November: The Reminders by Val Emmich

January: My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

March: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

April: Educated by Tara Westover

May: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

September: The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

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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?