Do you love discussing a good book with a friend? If so, please visit one of Seymour Library’s book clubs. Upcoming meeting times and book selections are listed below. Feel free to come to a book club meeting even if you didn’t make it all the way through the book.
Coffee and Crime
Ready to start sleuthing? Find out WHODUNIT during Coffee and Crime Book Club!
- Coffee and Crime Book Club focuses on mysteries and crime fiction.
- One author or series is chosen for each meeting and members pick any title to read.
- The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Topics are chosen at each meeting for the upcoming month.
- Please email Mary (mlovell at seymourlib.org) for more information.
September 13 at noon: the Jack Taylor series by Ken Bruen.
October 11 at noon: the Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs.
Meetings will be on the library’s front lawn or in the IDEA Lab if it rains.
Tea and Tales
Love historical fiction? Try Tea & Tales Book Club!
- Tea & Tales Book Club reads a mix of historical fiction and classics (and sometimes even drinks tea!).
- This club meets on the third Tuesday of each month in person.
- Please email Jackie (jkolb at seymourlib.org) for more information.
September 20 at noon: Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand.
October 18 at noon: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.
November 15 at noon: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.
Read More Book Club
- Our evening group, Read More Book Club, picks titles in support of the library’s reading challenge.
- The club meets on the fourth Wednesday (unless noted otherwise) of the month online.
- Please email Lisa Carr (lcarr at seymourlib.org) for a Zoom meeting invitation.
Wednesday, September 8 at 7 pm: “An epistolary novel (told in letters, diaries, etc.)” or “A book made into a TV show or movie.”
This month’s Read More Book Club is meeting in person. Please email Lisa Carr (lcarr at seymourlib.org) for the meeting location.
Coffee and Conversation Book Club
*Coffee and Conversation Book Club is back and it has gone virtual!*
- The Coffee and Conversation Book Club reads a wide assortment of books, fiction, and nonfiction, and meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
- Meetings will be on the library’s front lawn or the IDEA Lab depending on the weather.
- Please email Mary (mary at seymourlib.org) for additional information
September 22 at 10:30 am: Educated by Tara Westover
October 27 at 10:30 am: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
History Book Club – on hiatus
The History Book Club reads nonfiction that focuses on local, American, and world history. The group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation – Circe by Madeline Miller.
Coffee & Crime – the Alex Cross series by James Patterson.
Read More – “A Book Where the Main Character Travels” or “A Book with a Map in it.”
Tea & Tales – Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams.
Coffee & Conversation – We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
Coffee & Crime – the Jane Whitefield series by Thomas Perry.
Read More – “A book set at sea (ocean, lake, pond, etc.)” or a “book about nature or the environment.”
Tea & Tales – The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.
Coffee & Conversation – the Good Sister by Sally Hepworth.
Coffee & Crime – the Deborah Knott series by Margaret Maron.
Read More – “A book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist,” or “An audiobook.”
Tea & Tales – The Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Myers.
Coffee & Conversation – Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce.
Coffee & Crime the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman.
Read More – “A book with a flower on the cover,” or “A book with a color in the title.”
Tea & Tales – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
Coffee & Conversation – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline.
Coffee & Crime the Peter Diamond series by Peter Lovesey.
Tea & Tales – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
Read More – “A Translated Book,” or “A Book Set in a Different Country.”
Coffee & Conversation – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.
Coffee & Crime – The Inspector Irene Huss series by Helene Tursten.
Tea & Tales – Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce.
Read More – “A Book About Or By A Woman In STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), or “A Book That Takes Place In The Past.”
Coffee & Conversation – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
Coffee & Crime – Will Rees series by Eleanor Kuhns.
Read More – A book that was recommended to you or the first book you touch with your eyes closed.
Tea & Tales – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline.
Coffee & Conversation – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab.
Coffee & Crime – The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke.
Read More – A book featuring family or a picture book.
Tea & Tales – The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes.
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
Read More Book Club – A book published in 2021.
Burren Mysteries series by Cora Harrison.
The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan.
A book about food.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen.
The Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen.
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (also available on Overdrive).
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.
The Rowland Sinclair series by Sulari Gentill. The series features gentleman artist and amateur sleuth Rowland Sinclair who solves crime in 1930s Australia.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.
A book featuring friends.
The Reverend Mother series by Cora Harrison.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.
The Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. When singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Six, the two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.
The Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne series by Julia Spencer-Fleming.
The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman. As the Spanish influenza spreads through the city of Philadelphia in the fall of 1918, the life of German immigrant Pia Lange is changed forever when Bernice Groves spirits away Pia’s infant twin brothers in an attempt to transform them into “true Americans.” Read the ebook on Hoopla.