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Library Book Clubs

Previous Book Club Selections

Tuesday Evening Book Club 

Time: First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Location: Cole Community Room
Contact: Elyse Roy @ 760-434-2866 or elyse.roy@carlsbadca.gov

Feb. 7 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea (Carlsbad Reads Together)
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Mar. 7 The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
Apr. 4 Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
May 2 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
June 6 Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
July 11 The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy  Montgomery
Aug. 1 The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

First Wednesday Book Club

Time: First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
Location: Dove Gowland Meeting Room
Contact: Librarian @ 760-602-2038 or liza.blue@carlsbadca.gov

Feb. 1 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea (Carlsbad Reads Together)
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Mar. 8 How It All Began by Penelope Lively
Apr. 5 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
May 3 Hild by Nicola Griffith
June 7 The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Time: Second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.
Location: Cole Community Room
Contact: Elyse Roy @ 760-434-2866 or elyse.roy@carlsbadca.gov

Feb. 9 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea (Carlsbad Reads Together)
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Mar. 9 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Apr. 13 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
May 11 Empire of Deception: the Incredible Story of a Master Swindler who Seduced a City and Captivated a Nation by Dean Jobb
June  8 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Thurston
July 13 The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Aug. 10 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Monday Night Classics Book Club

Time: Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
Location: Dove Gowland Meeting Room
Contact: Leila Dooley @ 760-434-2881 or leila.dooley@carlsbadca.gov

Jan. 23 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
In 19th century England, a young boy named Oliver Twist is driven out of his orphanage. Placed with an undertaker who mistreats him, Oliver escapes and travels to London in search of happiness. There, he discovers the meaning of living in the streets as he becomes entangled with a gang of juvenile criminals. But he never loses his strong will to find a true family.

 

Feb. 27 Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea (Carlsbad Reads Together)
Mar. 27 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Apr. 24 The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
May 22 Henry V by William Shakespeare
June 26 My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
July 24 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Aug. 28 Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Sept.25 Emma by Jane Austen
Oct. 23 The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Nov. 27 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk