Book Clubs

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

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.

Coffee & Crime will be held outside on the library’s front lawn. In case of rain, book club will be held virtually, via Zoom.* Please email Leigh (lromano at seymourlib.org) for more information. 

Tuesday, February 8 at noon: Will Rees series by Eleanor Kuhns. This book features Revolutionary War veteran Will Rees who lives near a Shaker community in 1790s Maine.


Tea and Tales

 

Love historical fiction? 

Tea & Tales Book Club reads a mix of historical fiction and classics (and sometimes even drinks tea!). This club meets the third Tuesday of each month at Seymour Library.

Tea & Tales will be held outside on the library’s front lawn. In case of rain, book club will be held virtually, via Zoom.* Please email Jackie (jkolb at seymourlib.org) for more information. 

Tuesday, January 18 at noon via Zoom. Featured Book: The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes


Read More Book Club

 

Our evening group, Read More Book Club, picks titles in support of the library’s reading challenge. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month online. Please email Lisa Carr (lcarr at seymourlib.org) for a Zoom meeting invitation.

December 22 at 7 p.m.: A book published in 2021


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 the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please email Jackie (jkolb at seymourlib.org) for a Zoom meeting invitation. 

Coffee & Conversation Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 27 at 10:30 am via Zoom. Their featured book is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab. 


History Book Club – on hiatus

 

The History Book Club reads nonfiction that focuses on local, American, and world history. The group meets the third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.


Past Selections

January 2022

Coffee & Crime – The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke.

December 2021

Holiday-themed mysteries.

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

November 2021

Burren Mysteries series by Cora Harrison

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

A book about food

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen

October 2021

The Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen.

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (also available on Overdrive)

A book featuring a superhero

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. 

September 2021

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

August 2021

The Reverend Mother series by Cora Harrison.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.

A book with a map

July 2021

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.

A feel-good read

June 2021

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.

A book about the oppressed or freedom