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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. 


    Crafty Casual Book Club — 
    Learn about this new, online group. No assigned reading required! 


    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 Adult Services Department at 317-844-3362. 

    January 25, 2021 – Cop Town by Karin Slaughter 
    February 15, 2021 – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 
    March 15, 2021 – Come and Get Me by August Norman 
    April 19, 2021 – The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 
    May 7, 2021 – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in Silicon Valley by John Carreyrou 
    June 21, 2021 – The Girl with Louding Voice by Abi Dare 
    July 19, 2021 – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri 
    August 16, 2021 – This Tender Land by Kent Krueger 
    September 20, 2021 – Endurance: My Year in Space by Scott Kelly 
    October 18, 2021 – Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane 
    November 15, 2021 –  The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali 
    December 20, 2021 – The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen 



    Critical Mass

    Critical Mass meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. Please email radv@carmel.lib.in.us for discussion details. 

    January 6, 2021 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 
    February 3, 2021 – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin 
    March 3, 2021 – Beartown by Fredrik Backman 
    April 7, 2021 – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 
    May 5, 2021 – Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 
    June 2, 2021 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
    July 7, 2021 – A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 
    August 4, 2021 – An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz 
    September 1, 2021 – The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham 
    October 6, 2021 – Chances Are... by Richard Russo 
    November 3, 2021 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger 
    December 1, 2021 – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 



    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 Adult Services Department at 317-844-3362.

    January 27, 2021 – The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 
    February 24, 2021 – Stone Cold Dead by James Ziskin 
    March 24, 2021 – The Reader by Bernhard Schlink 
    April 28, 2021 – What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman 
    May 26, 2021 – The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny 
    June 23, 2021 – The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey 
    July 28, 2021 – The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 
    August 25, 2021 – The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths 
    September 22, 2021 – The Disappeared by C.J. Box 
    October 27, 2021 – The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair 
    November 17, 2021 – Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman 
    December 22, 2021 – Into the Blue by Robert Goddard 
     


    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 Adult Services Department at 317-844-3362.


    Page Turners 1

    January 13, 2021 – The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
    February 10, 2021 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    March 10, 2021 – Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
    April 14, 2021 – The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
    May 12, 2021 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
    June 9, 2021 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    July 14, 2021 – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    August 11, 2021 – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    September 8, 2021 – The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
    October 13, 2021 – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    November 10, 2021 – The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
    December 8, 2021 – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


    Page Turners 2

    January 27, 2021 – The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
    February 24, 2021 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
    March 24, 2021 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    April 28, 2021 – The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
    May 26, 2021 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    June 23, 2021 – Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
    July 28, 2021 – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    August 25, 2021 – The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
    September 22, 2021 – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
    October 27, 2021 – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    November 17, 2021 – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    December 15, 2021 – The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd



    Read Between the Wines

    Read Between the Wines is a book club made up primarily of people in their 20s and 30s (although everyone is welcome) who want to talk books while trying out local breweries, pubs, and restaurants. This spirited group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (usually in venues throughout Carmel but currently online). Registration is not required. For more information, call the Adult Services Department at 317-844-3362 or email radv@carmel.lib.in.us

    January 13, 2021 – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    February 10, 2021 – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
    March 10, 2021 – All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
    April 14, 2021 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    May 12, 2021 – Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
    June 9, 2021 – The Girls by Emma Cline
    July 14, 2021 – Little by Edward Carey
    August 11, 2021 – The Mothers by Brit Bennett
    September 8, 2021 – The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
    October 13, 2021 – The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
    November 10, 2021 – Beartown by Frederick Backman
    December 8, 2021 – The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré



    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 Adult Services Department at 317-844-3362.