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  • Book Discussions

Book Discussions

    Interested in book discussions at the Carmel Clay Public Library? 
    Please email radv@carmel.lib.in.us for details about online discussions.



    Books After Lunch

    This discussion group meets on the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. This casual group is led by a Readers' Advisory Librarian. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 

    June 15, 2020 - Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
    July 20, 2020 - The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
    August 17, 2020 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    September 21, 2020 - The Widows by Jess Montgomery
    October 19, 2020 - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
    November 16, 2020 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
    December 21, 2020 - The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens



    Critical Mass

    The library's evening book discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. A Readers' Advisory librarian will lead the discussions, which typically focus on serious literature such as classics and award winners. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 

    July 1, 2020 - Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (online discussion)
    August 5, 2020 - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
    September 2, 2020 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
    October 7, 2020 - Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
    November 4, 2020 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
    December 2, 2020 - A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr



    Mystery Book Group

    This evening discussion group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 

    June 24, 2020 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    July 22, 2020- Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
    August 26, 2020 - The Trespasser by Tana French
    September 23, 2020 - Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong
    October 28, 2020 - Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
    November 18, 2020 - The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
    December 23, 2020 - Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
     


    Page Turners

    The Page Turners book group offers two different sessions each month on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Over the course of the year, both groups will read the same 12 books but in a different order. This lively group, led by a Readers' Advisory librarian, enjoys a variety of fiction works as well as an occasional biography or work of nonfiction. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987.

    Page Turners 1

    June 10, 2020 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    July 8, 2020 - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
    August 12, 2020 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    September 9, 2020 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
    October 14, 2020 - The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
    November 11, 2020 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
    December 9, 2020 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers


    Page Turners 2

    June 24, 2020 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
    July 22, 2020 - The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
    August 26, 2020 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
    September 23, 2020 - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
    October 28, 2020 - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
    November 18, 2020 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    December 16, 2020 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean



    Read Between the Wines

    Read Between the Wines is a book club for people in their 20s and 30s who want to talk books while trying out local breweries, pubs, and restaurants. The club meets monthly in venues throughout Carmel on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 

    July 8, 2020 - The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
    August 12, 2020 - Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
    September 9, 2020 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    October 14, 2020 - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    November 11, 2020 - The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
    December 9, 2020 - Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick



    Spanish-Language Book Group

    This discussion group provides Spanish-language discussions of Spanish-language titles. The group meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 

    June 4, 2020 - El viajero del siglo by Andrés Neuman
    July 2, 2020 - Poetry night - no meeting at the library
    August 6, 2020 - Los vivos y los muertos by Edmundo Paz Soldán
    September 3, 2020 - Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes
    October 1, 2020 - Pantaleón y las visitadoras by Mario Vargas Llosa
    November 5, 2020 - Del amor y otros demonios by Gabriel García Márquez
    December 3, 2020 - Poetry night - no meeting at the library