Ames Free Library

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Book Clubs

Welcome to the Ames Free Library's Book Clubs page! We have a number of book clubs to suit many reading tastes:

Ames Free Library Book Club | Council on Aging Book Club | Mystery Book Club | Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club


 

Ames Free Library Book Club 

Meets every month, except July & August, on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pmLearning Commons at Queset House, 51 Main Street.

We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "AFL Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.

 

2019 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 14 & 16 February 11 & 13 March 11 & 13
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

by Sarah Vowell

Circe

by Madeline Miller

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones

     

April 8 & 10

May 13 & 15   June 10 & 12
     

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

by Heather Morris

Washington Black

by Esi Edugyan

The Perfect Nanny

by Leila Slimani

     

September 9 & 11

October 21 & 23*

November 18 & 20*

 

 I Can't Breathe: 

A Killing on Bay Street

by Matt Taibbi 

 Barracoon:

The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

by Zora Neale Hurston

Educated: A Memoir

by Tara Westover 

 

 

 

   December 9 & 11   
   

 

 

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean 

 

 


 


Council on Aging Book Club

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Council on Aging Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.


2019 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 22  February 26  March 26
   

H is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

 Circe 

by Madeline Miller

 That Kind of Mother

by Rumaan Alam

 

   

April 23

May 28  June 25

 

 

 The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel

 The Bear and the Nightingale

by Katherine Arden

 Number One Chinese Restaurant

by Lillian Li

 

   

July 22

August 27 September 24

 Tin Man

by Sarah Winman

 Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

 A Place for Us

by Fatima Farheen Mirza

 

   

October 22

 November 26  December 17*

 

Barracoon:

The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

by Zora Neale Hurston 

 Educated: A Memoir

by Tara Westover 

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean  


 


Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm, 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.


July through December 2019

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

July 25

Mixed Genre

August 29

Thriller/Noir

September 26

Police Procedural

     

The Blessing Way

by Tony Hillerman

The Wolf and the Watchman

by Niklas Natt och Dag

Bruno, Chief of Police

by Martin Walker

     

October 31

Historical

November 21*

Nonfiction

 December 19*

Holiday

     

A Free Man of Color

by Barbara Hambly

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder

and Memory in Northern Ireland

by Patrick Radden Keefe

The Darling Dahlias

and the Poinsettia Puzzle

by Susan Wittig Albert


2020 Titles

Mysteries from around the world!

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

January 30

Italy

February 27

Australia

March 26

England

     

The Shape of Water

by Andrea Camilleri

Cocaine Blues

by Kerry Greenwood

Wednesday's Child

by Peter Robinson

     

April 30

Cuba

May 28

Dominican Republic

 June 25

Canada

     

The Beggar's Opera

by Peggy Blair

Pirate Hunters

by Robert Kurson

Black Fly Season

by Giles Blunt

     

 July 30

Australia

August 27

Nigeria

September 24

India

     

 MEMBERS' CHOICE - The Bat

by Jo Nesbø

My Sister, The Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

 

The Widows of Malabar Hill

by Sujata Massey 

     

October 29

United States

November 19*

Russia

December 31

Greece

     

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of

the Honorable Detective and

His Rendezvous with American History

by Yunte Huang

Eye of the Red Tsar

by Sam Eastland

Murder in Mykonos

by Jeffrey Siger


 


Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club 

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street. We welcome all new members!


August through December 2019

 

August 8 September 12 October 10

 

The Fact of a Body:

A Murder and Memoir

by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

by Lori Gottleib

I'll Be Gone in the Dark:

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

by Michelle McNamara

     
November 14 December 12  
 
 
 

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

by Elyn Saks

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou