I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of July’s Book Club selection. I didn’t know much about the rural home front during World War II and even less about Japanese internment camps. Tallgrass sneakily taught me a lot about both while I listened to a really good story.
This month, the Colbern Road Evening Book Club is discussing The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. Join us Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. as we gather to talk about the work of one of America’s best fiction writers.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult for their July meetings. Shay Bourne, a prisoner on death row in New Hampshire, has one last request to donate his heart, post-execution, to the sister of his victim who needs a transplant.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
We have plenty of copies of the book and audiobooks for you available at our checkout desk.
For our July discussion, we are reading two very intense thrillers. The first one involves an undercover murder investigation in Dublin. The second one involves a Supreme Court nomination fraught with corruption and greed. Join us at the Antioch Branch on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
For July, the Monday Mystery Book Club read White Heat by M. J. McGrath. This book is set in the High Arctic. The Inuit that live there have their own traditions and way of living. The food they consume turned our stomachs, but it is eaten to keep one alive in the Arctic.
Next Friday, August 3rd, Book Club will be talking murder, mayhem, and happy marriage. I fell in love with Jan Burke about a decade ago when I read Bones, the novel that won her the Edgar Award. What I enjoyed about that story, besides the edge-of-my-seat suspense; a diabolical serial killer and the smart, complicated plot, was the main character, Irene Kelly.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman for their August meetings. Since his retirement from the Navajo Tribal Police, Joe Leaphorn has occasionally been enticed to return to work by former colleagues. But this time the problem is with an old case of Joe's -- his "last case," unsolved, and one that continues to haunt him.
The Raytown Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
If you have been thinking about trying out a book club and connecting with great people who love mysteries, then the Mystery Book Club at Boardwalk is the book club for you. It doesn’t matter if you liked the book or not, we value all opinions and love all discussion. All books are available for free. Just stop by the branch and ask for your copy. Some titles are also available for download on your eReader.