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 in person in a large program room to accommodate social distancing.

We will wrap up our summer book discussion events in August discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This enchanting novel will have us talking about what makes our lives worthwhile. We all wonder how our lives might have been, but would any of these other lives truly be better? Join us for some interesting and thought provoking conversation on the patio along with treats on Monday, August 29 at 5:30 pm & Wednesday, August 31 at 1:30 pm. There are copies of the book available for check out here at the library, on the bookmobile and digitally through Hoopla. Even if you don’t read the book, there’s always a spot for you to come and join our book club.
For the month of May, we will be reading and discussing The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons. Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world—all of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion.  However, a unique friendship develops between Eudora, her neighbor, and a 10 year old girl named Rose. Eudora realizes she must come to terms with what lies ahead, but now that her joy for life has been rekindled, how can she say goodbye?  We will discuss this book twice in the month of May: Monday, May 23 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!
For the month of April, we will be reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. A charming, clever, and quietly moving novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Ruth Hogan's own love of small treasures and curiosities and the people around her inspired her first novel. We will be discussing The Keeper of Lost Things twice in the month of April: Monday, April 25 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 pm.

For the month of March we will be reading Where the Grass is Green and the Grils are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger. Peyton is a woman who has it all. A great career, an adoring husband, and a Princeton-bound daughter. But one lie is all it takes for the illusions of her perfect life to crack and resentments to surface. Suddenly, the grass doesn't look so green. Her family is left wondering: will they have what it takes to survive the truth? We will be discussing this family drama twice in the month of March. Monday, March 28 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, March 30 at 1:30 pm. Stop by and join the discussion. Everyone is welcome!

For the month of February the Kilbourn Public Library will be discussing The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive novel that follows one man's race against time to find a killer, but an astonishing time turning twist means that nothing and no one are quite what they seem. The Book Club will be discussing this novel on Wednesday, February 23 at 1:30 pm and Monday, February 28 at 5:30 pm. Join us for lively discussion and treats. Everyone is welcome!