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. Check out 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. Check out 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. Check out our calendar for events.
Fairview Book Club
The Fairview Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Check out 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 Library Meeting Room unless otherwise noted.
April Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (2020, 352 pgs)
May A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (2004, 544 pgs)
June Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts (2019, 384 pgs)
July American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (2020, 400 pgs)
August Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2017, 304 pgs) *Second Floor Learning Center*
September The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2012, 416 pgs)
October The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs (2018, 368 pgs)
November The Last Voyage of Columbus by Martin Dugard (2006, 320 pgs) *Second Floor Learning Center*
December The Organs of Sense by Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2019, 240 pgs)
January Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (1800, 346 pgs)
February The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyers (2019, 400 pgs)
March A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2020, 336)
Literary Ladies Book Club
The Literary Ladies Book Club meets online on the third Monday at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome. We're currently meeting in person, with a digital option for anyone wanting to attend virtually. Check out our calendar for events to register and to be added to our email chain for reminders.
October 18 A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
November 15 Late Migrations: the natural history of love and loss by Margaret Renkl
December 20 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
January 24 Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
February 28 His truth is Marching on: John Lewis and the power of hope by John Meacham
March 21 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
April 18 The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
May 16 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
June 20 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murphy
July 18 Nightingale by Susan May Warren
August 15 Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
September 19 Memorial Drive by Natasha Tretheway
October 17 The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
November 21 Hamnet: a novel of the plague by Maggie O'Farrell
December 19 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
January 23 The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Readings on Racial Justice Book Club
The Readings on Racial Justice Book Club meets virtually via Zoom every second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. New members are always welcome. Check out our calendar for events to register and to receive the link to participate.
January 12 The Nashville Way: racial etiquette and the struggle for social justice in a Southern City by Benjamin Houston
February 9 A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake
March 9 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April 13 The book of Rosy: a mother’s story of separation at the border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo
May 11 Me and White Supremacy: combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor by Layla F. Saad
June 8 A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett
July 13 Continuing discussion on Me and White Supremacy and A Knock at Midnight
Beginning discussion on The Warmth of Other Suns (below)
August 10 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
September 14 Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson
Bonus: 2019 movie based on the book
October 12 Becoming by Michelle Obama
November 9 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
December 14 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
January 11 Living in a world that can't be fixed: reimagining counterculture today by Curtis White
February 8 What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
March 8 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
April 12 The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
May 10 The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
June 14 The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate