New year means new book picks! We are really excited about the first pick of the year- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.
Read reviews on Goodreads.
Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.
We love debut novels that get a lot of buzz before publication, which is why we are so excited about "Such a Fun Age," by Kiley Reid. You will have to wait all month before it is released, but place your hold now.
We promise, it will be worth it.
Release Date: December 31, 2019
We are so excited about our October book club pick! The authors, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate, will here for a special Community Conversation with the Huntsville Library Foundation on October 29. More information may be found here.
Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
Release Date: October 22
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has a book club for every level and interest, across its 12 locations. We wanted to highlight some of our more unique/popular adult book clubs across the system.
Here are 5 book clubs that you should check out if you are looking for a group of like-minded individuals:
Fantasy Flight Book Club
Meets: Das Stahl Bierhaus; 7914 Memorial Parkway SW (Sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Library)
When: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Book Picks: Science fiction and fantasy
For people who like: structure but in a fun setting, friendly conversation, good beer.
NEW: High Octane Book Club
Our July Librarian Book Club pick is the latest novel from one of Alabama's favorite authors....."Never Have I Ever," by Joshilyn Jackson
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Our June Librarian Book Club pick is the highly-anticipated domestic suspense, "The First Mistake" by Sandie Jones.
Release Date: June 11, 2019
From Sandie Jones, the author of the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller The Other Woman, comes an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and the woman who is supposedly her best friend.
Our April Librarian Book Club pick is "The Affairs of the Falcons" by Melissa Rivero.
Release Date: April 2, 2019
An Anticipated Book of 2019 from:
Southern Living * Buzzfeed * The Huffington Post * Bustle * Fierce * Hip Latina * Ms. Magazine * Alma * The Rumpus
A stunning debut novel about a young undocumented Peruvian woman fighting to keep her family afloat in New York City.
We are kicking off our new Librarian Book Club pick of the month. Each month, our librarians will select the "next bestseller" for you and/or your book club.
Our February selection is "Bowlaway" by Elizabeth McCracken.
Release Date: February 5, 2019
A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) are proud to announce a new book club to serve our veteran population called “Literature and the Veteran Experience,” a humanities-based reading and discussion program for area veterans.
For many veterans, humanities can play an important role in expressing their unique issues and concerns that may arise from their experiences. The program’s goal is to create an opportunity for veterans to connect with one another, build relationships and reflect upon those issues through literature.