Reading Roundup: Bealeton Book Club Plans for the Upcoming Year
The Bealeton Book Club offers two meeting dates each month – one in the afternoon and one in the evening – to accommodate the busy schedule of members. The group reads and discusses books from September – July. In June and July, members vote on titles in several genres. In August, we have our annual planning meeting, with the big reveal of reading selections for the next 12 months. Other planning takes place at the August meeting, including a discussion of meeting format, refreshments, scheduling and other matters.
Book Club Meetings:
Bealeton Book Club meetings are held once per month.
- Bealeton Evening Book Club
Beginning in September, 2015, meetings will usually be held the
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
(PLEASE NOTE this is a change from Mondays to Wednesdays )
- Bealeton Afternoon Book Club
Meetings are usually held the 3rd Thursday of the month, 2:30 p.m.
New members are always welcome. If you would like to join us, please check the book club schedule for dates, times and reading selections.
Book Club Selections:
The Bealeton Book Club reads a mix of popular fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, biography / memoir, and classic titles. The members are excited about this year’s reading possibilities. A complete list of the new selections is now available and includes The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Dead Wake by Erik Larson and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
The book club members had many interesting discussions about this past year’s titles.
- Our most humorous selection was a satire called The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
- A thought-provoking winter read was The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
- Members enjoyed discussing the diverse female characters in The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.
- Our historical fiction favorite selection was The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini.
- The members also enjoyed the non-fiction book Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.
If you missed a meeting or are just curious about what book clubs discuss, check out Reading Roundup, our weekly column that summarizes discussions by Fauquier County Public Library book clubs.
Mary Sue, Adult Reference, Bealeton branch library