LBPH VIP Book Club

VIP Book Club

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The library presents the VIP Book Club. This book discussion group meets regularly on the 2nd Friday of each month. Check back at the beginning of each month to see what book the group will be discussing.

This Month's Book Pick

November 2017's VIP Book - The Bullet

Our book for November 2017 is The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly (2015), DB081533. The description reads: "When a painful wrist results in thirty-seven-year-old Georgetown professor Caroline Cashion getting an MRI, she is astonished to learn that she has a bullet lodged in her neck. Her parents' reaction sends Caroline on a dangerous quest into her past."

Our book for our December meeting will be The Woods by Harlan Coben (2007). DB64554 and LT31279. The description reads: "A homicide forces widowed Newark, New Jersey, county prosecutor Paul Copeland to confront past tragedy. Twenty years ago, two teenagers were murdered at summer camp and two others, including Paul's sister, disappeared. Paul reconnects with a long-lost love to learn the truth."

To see previous Book Picks, check out the VIP Book Pick Archive.

About the Club

VIP Book Club Basics

The VIP Book Club meets monthly here at the library in Raleigh. We have 16 dedicated book lovers who take turns leading the discussions. Assistant Regional Librarian Catherine Rubin originally started the book club as a joint venture with the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department's Visually Impaired Program. That's where the name VIP came from. We like to think of us now as the Very Important Patrons Book Club. When the club moved its meetings to the library, we said good-bye to the location provided by Parks & Recreation. 

We meet on the second Friday of each month from 10 - 11:30 am in the breakroom at the library. 

Book Schedule

Upcoming Books

Here are the books we will be reading for the rest of 2017:

September: The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins, DB80635, MD001504

October:     True Colors, Kristin Hannah, DB68596

November: The Bullet, Mary Louise Kelly, DB81533

December:  The Woods, Harlan Coben, DB64554

Triangle Reads Article

Time traveling to meet Jane Austen - a Triangle Reads article

A dark blue book cover with a woman with her back to us looks up at a swirling star pattern and the words within it say from the top Kathleen A Flynn, The Jane Austen Project










In Kathleen Flynn’s debut novel “The Jane Austen Project,” two travelers from the future go back to 19th-century England to recover a batch of Austen’s letters and one of her manuscripts. Flynn is enough of an Austen fan to be a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. But this fun-to-read novel is too well-written to be labeled fan fiction; and it’s neither science fiction nor an attempt to mimic Austen’s writing...

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VIP Book Club Podcasts

You can listen to the VIP Book Club meetings on our website! Join the discussions by clicking the link below. 

VIP Book Club Podcasts