Book Discussion Groups

Monthly Adult Book Discussion

September selection:


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley

Flavia, an 11-year-old with a chemistry lab, finds a corpse in a cucumber patch and applies the detective skills she learned plotting against her older sisters. This debut mystery by a Canadian author won the 2007 Crime Writer Association’s Debut Dagger Award.

Discover Flavia’s findings along with the Winona Public Book Discussion group on
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2PM in the Bell Art Room of the Library.

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IMG_2958 (Large)The Winona Public Library hosts an adult book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The discussion is held in the Bell Art Room on the second floor of the library and is open to the public.  There is no need to sign up.  Please feel free to call the Reference Desk at 452-4860 to request a copy of the book through our interlibrary loan service. 

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YA Crossover / New Adult Book Club

YAAre you a fan of YA Crossovers?  YA or Young Adult Crossovers are books that are popular amongst both teenagers and adults.  These are books like The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

What about New Adult Books?  Do you like those too?  New Adult is a fairly new genre that features characters between 18 and 25.  These books include Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, and Easy by Tammara Webber.

The Winona Public Library is hosting a new book club for these genres in the Bell Art Room usually the first Monday of the Month at 4PM.

The next meeting will be Monday, September 8th.  (Note:  This is a temporary date change from the regular first Monday of the Month due to the Holiday.  The time and location change will remain permanent.)

The book club selection:

Kate gets a phone call that her daughter has been expelled from her prestigious private school.  By the time Kate gets to the school, she learns that Amelia jumped from the school’s roof in an act of impulsive suicide.  Things aren’t adding up.  Amelia is an over-achieving, well-behaved girl.  Then Kate gets an anonymous text message – “Amelia didn’t jump,” so she reconstructs the last few days of Amelia’s life through emails, texts, and Facebook updates.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.

All age groups teen, college level, or over are invited to attend.  Bring your YA Crossover or New Adult Book of Choice.

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