Book Clubs and Groups
Book Club Kits
Book club kits are available from all branch libraries and may be requested from the online catalog. The checkout limit is 2 kits, the loan period is 6 weeks and a kit may be renewed 1 time.
Bethesda Book Group
The Bethesda Book Group for adults meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar for events.
Tuesday Morning Book Club
New members are always welcome to join our lively, informal discussions. The club, a joint venture of the Library and FiftyForward College Grove, is open to adults of all ages. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. Visit our calendar for events.
Avid Readers Book Group
The Avid Readers Book Club will meet on fourth Wednesday each month at 1 p.m. to discuss the books that individual members have read during the past month. New members are always welcome to all groups. See Fairview's home page or email the Library for more information. Visit our calendar for events.
Fairview Book Club
The Fairview Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Visit our calendar for events.
Best Reads Book Club
The Best Reads Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. New readers are welcome. Meetings will be in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise noted. Volunteer-led.
January Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (1800, 346 pgs)
February The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyers (2019, 400 pgs)
March A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2020, 336 pgs)
April I Am a Girl from Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro (2021, 272 pgs)
May Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961, 463 pgs)
June Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2017, 320 pgs)
July Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams (2011, 333 pgs)
August Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow (1998, 336 pgs)
September Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852, 273 pgs)
October The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees by Robert Penn (2016, 256 pgs)
November Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (2017, 336 pgs)
December The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood (2018, 112 pgs)
January The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (2021, 352 pgs)
February The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel (2021, 384 pgs)
March His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham (2020, 331 pgs)
April The Lost History of the Stars by Dave Boling (2017, 352 pgs)
Literary Ladies Book Club
The Literary Ladies Book Club meets in the Learning Center (2nd floor in the Reference Department) on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome. We're currently meeting in person, with a digital option for anyone wanting to attend virtually. Visit our calendar to register and to be added to our email chain for reminders.
January 24 Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
February 28 His Truth is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by John Meacham
March 21 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
April 18 The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
May 16 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
June 20 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murphy
July 18 The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
August 15 Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
September 19 The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
October 17 Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
November 21 Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell
December 19 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
January 23 The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Readings on Racial Justice Book Club
The Readings on Racial Justice Book Club meets virtually via Zoom every second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar of events to register and to receive the link to participate.
January 11 Living in a World That Can't be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today by Curtis White
February 8 What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
March 8 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
April 12 The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
May 10 The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
June 14 The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
July 12 His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham
August 9 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
September 13 Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
October 11 The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
November 8 The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America by Joshua D. Rothman
December 13 Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander
January 10 Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth about Where I Belong by Georgina Lawson
True Crime Book Club
The True Crime Book Club meets on the last Tuesday monthly from January to October, 6-7 p.m., in the Learning Center on the second floor. New members are always welcome. Visit our calendar to register.
March 29 Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
April 26 Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man by Michael Bishop
May 24 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
June 28 Before and After: the Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
July 26 The Innocent Man by John Grisham
August 30 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
September 27 The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
October 25 FBI Codename TENNPAR: Tennessee's Ray Blanton Years by Hank Hillin