The Wolfner Library Book Club
Wolfner's book club offers titles covering multiple genres for your reading pleasure. You will find selections from history, mystery, romance and suspense, just to name a few.
We encourage all members to participate in the live book club discussions held using the Zoom platform.
Don't want to discuss the book with others? That's okay, too. You can still join the club and enjoy the pre-selected titles.
How to Join the Club
1. Register at Wolfner Reads Registration or call the library at 800-392-2614.
2. Read the books that interest you and then...
- On the appointed Thursday, call or log in to the club's 2:00 p.m. Zoom meeting. Once everyone is on the line, we will discuss the book we have read.
If you are a Wolfner patron, participate in our weekly book club by dialing in every Thursday at 2 p.m., or by using Zoom from a smart device. Here’s a list of books that will be featured from November through January 2024, followed by instructions on how to join in:
November 16 "The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane (DB022405)
A country boy enthusiastically enlists with the Union army during the Civil War. Wanting to prove himself a hero, but experiencing shock and fear on the battle front, he finally revives his courage and self-respect in a crucial war advance.
December 7 "Letters from Father Christmas” by J.R.R. Tolkien (DB063808)
A collection of Christmas letters penned by J.R.R. Tolkien and signed as Father Christmas that were sent to Tolkien's children from 1920-1943. Each recapped activities of the preceding year at the North Pole, including reindeer running amok and the North Polar Bear breaking the moon into four pieces. 2004.
December 14 "High heels and holidays” by Kasey Michaels (DB065254)
Manhattan mystery writer Maggie Kelly prepares for her first Christmas with viscount Alex Blake, the fictional-come-to-life sleuth of her Regency-era novels. But when she receives a dead rat and threatening notes and a fellow author dies suspiciously, Maggie believes she may be a killer's next victim. Some strong language. 2006.
January 4, 2024 “Seabiscuit” by Lauren Hillerbrand (DB051968)
Recounts the rise of an "undersized, crooked-legged" thoroughbred horse who in 1938 was the year's number-one newsmaker over Franklin Roosevelt, Hitler, and Lou Gehrig. Hillenbrand tells Seabiscuit's story through the three men who made a true long shot into a winner: owner Charles Howard, trainer Tom Smith, and jockey Red Pollard. Bestseller. 2001. Bestseller. 2001.
January 11 “The Fox and I” by Catherine Raven (DB106546)
Biologist and former national park ranger recounts her time spent in an isolated cottage in Montana, where she bonded with a fox. Raven examines the relationship between wildlife and humans, and reflects on what can be learned from the natural world and the meaning behind loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
January 18 “Julie and the Wolves” by Jean Craighead George (DB034451)
Julie, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl, runs away rather than agree to an arranged marriage. Lost and starving on the barren tundra, she makes friends with a pack of wolves who save her life. For grades 5-8. Newbery Medal.
January 25 “The Second Creation: Dolly and the age of Biological Control” by Ian Wilmut (DB051809)
A science writer and the two researchers who cloned the sheep known as Dolly trace the history of cell biology and embryology and explain the hypotheses and experiments that led to the birth. Explores potential impacts in agriculture and medicine, as well as moral and political implications. 2000