Quincy Book Club

Community Book Club Guidelines

Hosted with Barn Owl Books

Meetings:


During Winter 2020, we moved to Zoom Meetings. During Spring 2021, we are switching between Zoom Meetings and other locations.  If you are not already on the book club list to receive the meeting information, please email Kara at info@barnowlbookshop.com to get added.



Current Book Choice of the Month(s):


June (TBD): Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer  [can be found in the catalog here]

July (TBD): The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune     [can be found in the catalog here]


Book Selection:


  • Books will be picked two months in advance at the monthly meeting (e.g. books for November will be picked at the September meeting.)  - Due to COVID19 we have sometimes paused or expanded this guideline.
  • Book selections can be nominated by any attendee. Final selection will be decided on by a vote. Nominated books must be less than 450 pages and must be available in paperback. [Note: Librarian or bookstore employee has final say if the selected book is appropriate for the group.]
  • Several copies of the month’s book pick will be available at the library. Selections will not be available through the zip book program.
  • Books will also be available for sale through the Barn Owl Books website.

The Plumas County Library and Barn Owl Books would like to foster an environment that is safe, fun, and conducive to the enjoyment of the book discussion among book club members. Please:

  • Maintain a respectful attitude toward all book club members.
  • Respect the opinions and/or viewpoints of other members.
  • Share the floor and make sure all attendees get an opportunity to speak.


Book Choices of the 2021 Year:


Jan & Feb Choice: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  [can be found in the catalog here]

March: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu  [can be found in the catalog here]

April: The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú  [can be found in catalog here

May: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel   [can be found in the catalog here]


Book Choices of the 2020 Year:


Jan Choice: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea  [found in our catalog here]

Feb Choice: November Road by Lou Berney  [found in our catalog here

March Choice: America For Beginners by Leah Franqui [found in our catalog here]

April Choice: Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison [found in our catalog here

August Choice: Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson [can be found in our catalog here

Sept Choice:Trust Exercise by Susan Choi  [can be found in our catalog here

Oct & Nov Choice: Bunny by Mona Awad   [can be found in our catalog here

Dec Choice: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates  [can be found in our catalog here]


Book Choices of the 2019 Year:

 

Jan Choice: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich    [found in our catalog here]

Feb Choice: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery    [found in our catalog here]

March Choice: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie    [found in our catalog here]

April Choice: The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy   [found in our catalog here]

May Choice: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon   [found in our catalog here]

June Choice: Code girls: the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy   [found in our catalog here]

July Choice: The Overstory by Richard Powers   [found in our catalog here]

August Choice: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson  [found in our catalog here]

Sept Choice: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin  [found in our catalog here]

Oct Choice:  There There by Tommy Orange   [found in our catalog here]

Nov Choice: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai   [found in our catalog here]

Dec Choice: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden   [found in our catalog here]

 

Book Choices of the 2018 Year:


Sept Choice: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan    [found in our catalog here]

Oct Choice: Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda  [found in our catalog here]

Nov Choice: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee   [found in our catalog here]

Dec Choice: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern   [found in our catalog here]