KPL Book Club

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers.  The book club meets on the last Monday evening of the month at 5:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Currently we are meeting virtually on Zoom for engaging and enjoyable discussion. Everyone is welcome.

The book selection for October is An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shield's experiments blurs. An Anonymous Girl will keep you riveted through the last shocking twist. We will be discussing this thriller two times this month on Monday, October 25 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30 pm. This book is available for check out at the library, on the bookmobile and digitally on Hoopla & Overdrive.

Our September book selection is Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid. This debut novel is a page turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.  Check out a copy of the book and join us to discuss this smart and timely novel. We will be meeting twice in September: Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, September 29 at 1:30 pm.

We will wrap up our summer book discussion events in August discussing The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. This novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer will make the perfect conversation for a summer evening. This discussion will take place Wednesday, August 25 at 1:30 pm and Monday, August 30 at 5:30 pm. This program will be held on the patio weather permitting.

In July, we will be reading and discussing Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Everyone knows Daisy Jones and The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity...unitl now. This riveting and unforgettable novel is written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid brilliantly captures the place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Come and relive the magic of the '70's music scene with us! Monday, July 26 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, July 28 at 1:30 pm. The discussion will be held on the patio weather permitting.

In June, we will be reading Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. Visiting Nantucket for the summer, three women seek peace and comfort as they cope with the challenges in their lives - from marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy and illness. Start your summer off with us as we discuss this novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer. We will be discussing this book twice in the month of June: Monday, June 28 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 pm. Discussion will be held on the patio weather permitting.