Book Discussion Group

 

About the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library Book Discussion Group

 

If you like to read and exchange ideas with others, join our book lovers’ group for some stimulating conversations on a wide variety of books! The Riverview Public Library Book Discussion Group is led by Library Assistant Debbie Helton. Attendance is free and open to all members of the public. Come join us! Everyone is welcome.

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.  All books are available in advance of each meeting and can be checked out at the circulation desk.

The Club has recently read and discussed All the Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr,  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) by C. S. Lewis, and The Invention of Wings (2014) by Sue Monk Kidd.  A particularly enjoyable meeting engaged the group by having individual members read parts of the play, Our Town (1938) by Thornton Niven Wilder.

Past books chosen for discussion include A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, and many more!

 


CURRENT SELECTION

Date/Time: Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Reading Selection: He Said/She Said (2017)
by Erin Kelly

“A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it.” –Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10.

From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.

In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they’ll share.

But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word against his.

The victim seems grateful. Months later, she turns up on their doorstep like a lonely stray. But as her gratitude takes a twisted turn, Laura begins to wonder―did she trust the wrong person?

15 years later, Kit and Laura married are living under new names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only rudimentary cell phones, not in any directories. But as the truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer keep the past in the past.

From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.[Source: Amazon Books. Accessed April 19, 2018.]

Go to the Book Discussion Group’s May 2018 Reading Page to find more information about the book. There you will find quotes from the novel and reviews of the work. In addition, you will find information about the author, a list of her works, a short video interview with the author, and references to websites about, and hosted by, the author.

 


RECENT & UPCOMING SELECTIONS


2018 Readings Title Author More About This Book
(Synopsis/Author Bio)
January A Year Down Yonder (2000) Richard Wayne Peck
February Still Life With Bread Crumbs (2014) Anna Quindlen
March I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) Maya Angelou
April The Book That Matters Most (2017) Ann Hood
May He Said/She Said (2017) Erin Kelly

 


PAST SELECTIONS


2017 Readings Title Author Book Synopsis Author Bio …
January The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) C. S. Lewis
February Teacher Man (2005) Frank McCourt
March The Invention of Wings (2014) Sue Monk Kidd
April 1984 (1949) George Orwell
May The Boston Girl: A Novel (2015) Anita Diamant
June – August No Meetings (Summer Break). Members read a personal selection.
September Discussion of individuals’ summer selections. Various
October Our Town (1938) Thornton Niven Wilder
November All the Light We Cannot See (2014) Anthony Doerr
December A Christmas Carol (1843) Charles John Huffam Dickens, “Boz”

 


 

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