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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. 6 Carlsbad Reads Together (The works of author Daniel H. Pink)
Daniel Pink is a New York Times bestselling author and renowned TED Talk Speaker. He is the author of several provocative books - including his newest title When: The Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. Pink's TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the top 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.

Mar. 6 A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Apr. 3 Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
May 1 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
June 5 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
July 3 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

First Wednesday Book Club

Time: First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
Location: Dove Gowland Meeting Room
Contact: Liza Blue @ liza.blue@carlsbadca.gov

Feb. 7 Carlsbad Reads Together (The works of author Daniel H. Pink)
Daniel Pink is a New York Times bestselling author and renowned TED Talk Speaker. He is the author of several provocative books - including his newest title When: The Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 35 languages. Pink's TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the top 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.

Mar. 7 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Apr. 4 The Cellist of Sarjevo by Steven Galloway
May 2 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
June 6 Station Eleven by Emily St. John

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

Jan. 11 The Round House by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family. Book review and author interview.

Feb. 8 Carlsbad Reads Together (The works of author Daniel H. Pink)
Mar. 8 Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Apr. 12 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
May 10 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
June 14 Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
July 12 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Monday Night Classics Book Club

Time: Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
Location: Dove Gowland Meeting Room
Contact: Monica Nelson @ Monica. nelson@carlsbadca.gov

Jan. 22 The Glorious Adventure Richard Halliburton
The Glorious Adventure describes his journey through the Mediterranean in the shadow of his mythical hero, Odysseus. In Greece, Halliburton charged Mount Olympus 'in order to visit the gods that dwelled there'; he swam the Hellespont as Byron had before him and journeyed on to Troy, where Odysseus's long adventure began. He sailed to Stromboli in the Tyrrhenian Sea, home of Aeolus god of the winds; then to the Bay of Naples, Circeo - 'island' of Circe - and Li Galli, the siren isles that shimmered off the Amalfi coast. Battling through the Straits of Messina, Odysseus's Scylla and Charybdis, he explored Sicily and Corfu before setting out for the shores of Ithaca, long-forgotten home for one, the end of an adventure for another. As epic and eventful as The Odyssey itself and one of the most captivating travel books of the 20th Century, The Glorious Adventure evokes the romance of another time, when heroes and gods walked the earth.

Feb. 26 Carlsbad Reads Together (The works of author Daniel H. Pink)
Mar. 26 A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L’Engle
Apr. 23 Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
May 21 Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
June 25 Daughter of Time Josephine Tey
July 23 Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
Aug. 27 The French Lieutenant’s Woman John Fowles
Sept. 24 Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe
Oct. 22 Study in Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
Nov. 26 Of Plymouth Plantation William Bradford