Call-in Book Club Series
TBP Book Club is currently a call-in format. We will give you a phone number to call and join us via conference call. The only technology you need to join the Book Club is a telephone!
When you are ordering a title for TBP Book Club, let us know so we can get the title out to you as soon as possible. All selected titles are also available for download from BARD. Whether ordering or downloading, please let us know if you plan on joining our book club discussion.
Please contact a Reader's Advisory Librarian at 1-800-252-9605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to RSVP.
Upcoming English Book Club Titles for 2014
**Dates subject to change**
January 23, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
March 25, 2014 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Ingenue Hadley Richardson falls in love with war hero Ernest Hemingway, eight years her junior, in 1920s Chicago. After marrying, the couple moves to Paris and becomes part of the literary crowd. Hadley raises their son as Hemingway begins an affair with Hadley's friend Pauline. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
May 22, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
New York City, 1974. Disparate residents--including Philippe Petit, who performs an illegal high-wire walk between the Twin Towers; the judge who hears Petit's case; and a grieving mother--encounter death, love, and salvation. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. National Book Award. 2009.
July 22, 2014 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
South Carolina, 1964. Fourteen-year-old Lily rescues her African American housekeeper--and substitute mother--Rosaleen, from the hospital. Rosaleen had been beaten for trying to register to vote. They flee to a safe place where Lily's battered late mother had also
fled--a beekeeping operation run by three black sisters. Some strong language. 2002.
September 25, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2045. Multibillionaire James Halliday dies, leaving his last will and testament online for the world to see. His massively multiplayer online game OASIS has a hidden feature--an Easter egg--and the person who finds the egg first wins Halliday's fortune. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
November 13, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
First published in 1925, this classic is set in the ebullient Jazz Age of the 1920s. Wealthy Jay Gatsby strives desperately to recapture his past and his lost love, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby's hedonistic pursuit of the American dream leads him to a tragic fate.