Book Clubs

Adult Book Discussion Group

First Thursday of the month @ 2:00 pm via Zoom (Unless otherwise noted on events calendar)

Drop by our long-running, monthly book discussion group for lively and stimulating conversation. Some of our previous titles include Love and Summer by William Trevor, Molokai by Alan Brennert, and Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. This book club meets via Zoom from September through June. Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd-6upjIsGNwwg5pHnVpuAiOidErmaLBM

Titles for 2024-25

SEPT 5: How Can I Help You? by Laura Sims
Stay tuned for future titles!

Titles for 2023-24
SEPT 7: Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash (Author Interview with Pennington Public Library)
OCT 5: The River by Peter Heller
NOV 2: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce
DEC 7: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
JAN 4: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
FEB 1: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
MAR 7: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2024 Big Read Companion Title)
APR 4: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
MAY 2: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
JUN 6: True Biz by Sara Nović

Please Note: Titles not found in library collection may be obtained via Interlibrary Loan.


Too-Busy-for-Books Book Club

Second Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted on events calendar)

Designed for people who barely find enough time to breathe, this book club reads only one short work per month. The group meets from September through June. Please e-mail kha@penningtonlibrary.org if you are interested in joining.

Titles for 2024-25
SEPT 10: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery
OCT 8: Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
NOV 14: The Stranger by Albert Camus
DEC 10: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
JAN 14: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Frederik Backman
FEB 11: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
MAR 11: African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility by  Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills
APR 8: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
MAY 13:  Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
“Unaccustomed Earth” pp. 3-60
Part Two, pp. 222-332
Once in a Lifetime
Year’s End
Going Ashore
JUN 10: Ellen Foster by Kay Gibbons

Please Note: Titles not found in library collection may be obtained via Interlibrary Loan.