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

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. 

December 13 at noon: Christmas mysteries.
January 10 at noon:
the Tea Shop mysteries by Laura Childs.


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.

November 15 at noon: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.
December:
No Meeting.
January 17 at noon:
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.


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.
  • Please email Lisa Carr (lcarr at seymourlib.org) for the meeting location.

November 30 at 7 pm: “A book by an author that has your first/last name” or “A book by a debut author.”
December 28 at 7 pm
: “A Book Published this year” or “An award-winning book.”


Coffee and Conversation Book Club

Love to read a little bit of everything? Try Coffee & Conversation Book Club!

  • The Coffee and Conversation Book Club reads a wide assortment of books, fiction, and nonfiction, and meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Please email Mary (mary at seymourlib.org) for additional information

November 17 at 10:30 am: Recursion by Blake Crouch
December 22 at 10:30 am:
One Day in December by Josie Silver
January 26 at 10:30 am: Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
February 23 at 10:30 am: Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney


History Book Club – on hiatus

 

The History Book Club reads nonfiction that focuses on local, American, and world history.


Past Selections

November 2022

Coffee & Crime – The William Monk series by Anne Perry.

Tea & Tales – The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

October 2022

Coffee & Conversation – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Coffee & Crime – the Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs.

Read More – “A book with a cartoon on the cover” or “A graphic novel.”

Tea & Tales – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.

September 2022

Coffee & Conversation – Educated by Tara Westover.

Coffee & Crime – the Jack Taylor series by Ken Bruen.

Read More – “An epistolary novel (told in letters, diaries, etc.)” or “A book made into a TV show or movie.”

Tea & Tales – Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand.

August 2022

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.

July 2022

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.

June 2022

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.

May 2022

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.

April 2022

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.”

March 2022

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.” 

February 2022

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.

January 2022

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.

December 2021

Holiday-themed mysteries.

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Read More Book Club – A book published in 2021.

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