The Wolfner Reads 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.
- Visit the online book blog as often as you can. Read the comments and respond to keep the conversations going.
If you are ready to move ahead from winter and SPRING forward, here are the upcoming recommended books for springtime reading:
March 2 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (DB059667)
England, 1990s. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy attend Hailsham, one of the better academies where human clones bred to be organ donors are sheltered from reality. Now thirty-one, Kathy has been a donor-caregiver for eleven years. As her first donation nears, Kathy appreciates her privileged upbringing. 2005.
March 9 - West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge (DB102687)
As the Great Depression lingers, Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. In a twelve-day road trip, Woodrow Wilson Nickel drives a custom truck to deliver the giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. 2021
March 16 - Judgment at Gallatin: The Trial of Frank James by Gerard S. Petrone (DBC24343)
The State of Missouri vs. Frank James may not have been the trial of the 19th century, but it certainly ranks up there. After the killing of Jesse James in April 1882, the outlaw's older brother turned himself in to Missouri Governor Thomas Crittenden. Self-styled "amateur historian" Jerry Petrone re-creates the trial, from its carnival atmosphere outside the makeshift courtroom to the eccentric characters inside in this well-researched, easy-to-read and enlightening look at the historical trial. Judgment at Gallatin is thorough history and an all-around excellent read whether you believe justice was served or miscarried.
March 23 - Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (DB077102)
CIA operative Nathaniel Nash loses his Moscow post after narrowly escaping from a meeting with an important source. New Russian intelligence agent Dominika Egorova is assigned to seduce Nash and identify his contact. 2013.
April 6 - The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman (DB109011)
The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. In The Royal Art of Poison, Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story.
April 13 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (DB081314)
Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare, a Red, scrapes by until she publicly discovers she has a deadly ability of her own.
April 20 - The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell (DB059910)
Ninth-century Britain. Ten-year-old Uhtred is captured in battle by Danish chieftain Earl Ragnar. Uhtred's loyalties are torn between Ragnar and King Alfred of Wessex. Discovering his true allegiance, Uhtred leaves to claim his birthright and settle a blood feud.
April 27 - Highland Guard. Books 1 – 3 by Monica McCarty (DB080810)
Books 1 - 3 feature romances between Scottish warriors and their ladies as they fight against the English. In The Chief, swordsman chief Tor MacLeod is dedicated to his clan but wishes to avoid war.
May 4 - Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas (DB011495)
Twenty-year-old Luke Skywalker works on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine where he yearns for adventure among the stars. He receives more than he bargains for when he intercepts a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a powerful warlord.
May 11 - The Slow March of Light by Heather B. Moore (DB107365)
In the summer of 1961, a wall of barbed wire goes up quickly in the dead of night, officially dividing Berlin. Aware of the many whose families have been divided, Luisa joins a secret spy network, risking her life to help East Germans escape across the Berlin Wall and into the West.
May 18 - Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM by Sarah Edmondson (DB093936)
Actress and playwright recounts her twelve years with NXIVM (pronounced NEX-ee-um)--an organization which has been accused of being a cult--and her work bringing in new recruits. Discusses the emotional ties built to retain members, the events which led to her leaving, and her work to help others.
May 25 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (DB056114)
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm in Canada. There she proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.