Book Clubs and Groups
Book Club Kits
Book club kits are available from all branch libraries and may be requested from the online catalog. The checkout limit is 2 kits, the loan period is 6 weeks and a kit may be renewed 1 time.
Bethesda Book Group
The Bethesda Book Group for adults meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar for events.
Tuesday Morning Book Club
New members are always welcome to join our lively, informal discussions. The club, a joint venture of the Library and FiftyForward College Grove, is open to adults of all ages. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. Visit our calendar for events.
Avid Readers Book Group
The Avid Readers Book Club will meet on fourth Wednesday each month at 1 p.m. to discuss the books that individual members have read during the past month. New members are always welcome to all groups. See Fairview's home page or email the Library for more information. Visit our calendar for events.
Fairview Book Club
The Fairview Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Visit our calendar for events.
Best Reads Book Club
The Best Reads Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. New readers are welcome. Meetings will be in the Learning Center (2nd floor in the Reference Department) unless otherwise noted. Volunteer-led.
January The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (2021, 352 pgs)
February The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel (2021, 384 pgs)
March His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham (2020, 331 pgs)
April The Lost History of the Stars by Dave Boling (2017, 352 pgs)
May Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (2001, 318 pgs)
June And There was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham (2022, 676 pgs)
July Horse by Geraldine Brooks
August Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
September Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (2018, 400 pgs, NF)
October The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (1972, 144 pgs)
November These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy Turner (2008, 416 pgs)
December Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron (2008, 277 pgs, NF)
Literary Ladies Book Club
The Literary Ladies Book Club meets in the Learning Center (2nd floor in the Reference Department) on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m.* New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar to register and to be added to our email chain for reminders.
*Dates noted with an asterisk are on the fourth Monday of the month due to holiday closures
January 23* The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
February 27* I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
March 20 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
April 17 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
May 15 Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde
June 26* The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki
July 17 The Maid by Nita Prose
August 21 These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner
September 18 The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
October 16 Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
November 20 Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
December 18 The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia
January 15 The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
Reading for Change Book Club
The Reading for Change Book Club meets virtually via Zoom every second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar of events to register and to receive the link to participate.
January 10 Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth about Where I Belong by Georgina Lawton
February 14 Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
March 14 Caste: The Origin of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
April 11 Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac
May 9 Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution has Created a New American Majority by Steve Phillips
June 13 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
July 11 Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk by Sasha LaPointe
August 8 Recitatif by Toni Morrison
September 12 We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys by Erin Kimmerle
October 10 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November 14 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
December 12 The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
January 8 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
True Crime Book Club
The True Crime Book Club meets on the last Tuesday monthly from January to October at 6 p.m. in the Learning Center on the second floor. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar of events to register.
*The book club will be meeting from 3-4 p.m. on October 31st to accommodate Halloween
January 31 The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
February 28 Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt
March 28 Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
April 25 Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
May 30 The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder and an Unlikely Fight for Justice by Benjamin Gilmer
June 27 We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption in an American City by Justin Fenton
NO JULY MEETING
August 29 Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science by Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson
September 26 Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America by Nicole Eustace
October 31* The Last Ride: Murder, Money, and the Sensational Trial that Captivated Nashville by Martha Smith Tate