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It’s a Great Time to Join a Book Club

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Looking for something new to read? How about joining a Book Club? The Great Books Discussion Group has announced their selections for 2015 and the new year would be a great time to join. The focus of the Great Books Group in 2015 will be on the short story. Short stories, by definition are more concerned with mood than plot and this leads to reader interpretation. This makes short stories perfect candidates for the “Shared Inquiry” method of discussion which is used by our Great Books Discussion Group and adopted from The Great Books Foundation. The Great Books Discussion Group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Warrenton central library program room.

2015 Readings

We welcome and encourage all readers to join and we don’t expect you to be a literary critic! Book clubs are a great way to try reading something new. Even better you get to share your love of reading with others who love reading as much as you do.

For more information about Great Books, stop at the Warrenton central library reference desk or call (540)422-8500, ext. 6862. To learn more about all of the library’s book clubs, visit our adult services. Still curious about book clubs? Check out these titles to learn even more.

Book Club Companion Book Cover

The Book Club Companion, A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience by Diana Loevy. This guide provides a list of popular titles, tips on planning your get together and suggestion on drink and food recipes.

 

Reading Group HandbookThe Reading Group Handbook, Everything you need to know to start your own Book Club by Rachel W. Jacobsohn. Get tips for starting and hosting your own book club.

 


Read It and Eat

Read It and Eat, A Month by Month Guide to Scintillating Book Club Selections and Mouthwatering Menus by Sarah Gardner.  Plan the perfect menu for your book club with this title by Sarah Gardner.

Jody, Reference, Warrenton central library

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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Books on Historical Fiction

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Historical fiction is a favorite genre for many readers, as the authors of these books delve into different time periods of history and imagine people, conversations, and events within that context. The following titles are recommended by library staff and are available at your local Fauquier County Public Library location.

American

European

World

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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Books on Christian Fiction

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Sometimes referred to as inspirational fiction or gentle reads, Christian fiction is characterized by explicit or implicit Christianity and little or no sex, violence or profanity. Often written in a series to show the growth of faith over time, these books often emphasize a conversion or crisis of faith and exemplify faith in real life. The following titles are recommended examples of Christian fiction available at the Fauquier County Public Library.

Contemporary Fiction

Bible

Amish/Mennonite

Historical Fiction

Romance

Western

Mystery

Fantasy/Science Fiction

African-American

Adventure/Suspense

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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