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

August, 2017 - Light A Penny Candle

Our book for August 11, 2017 is Light A Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy (1983). DB043536 and LT035371. The National Library Service's description is: "From the time in 1940 when shy, ten year old Elizabeth White is evacuated from wartime London and plunged into a large and contentious family in the Irish village of Kilgarret, she and Aisling O'Connor are destined to be the best of friends. This novel follows their lives together and apart over the decades." This is historical fiction set in Ireland and England during WWII and afterwards. It's the story of two families, their lives, and their involvement with one another. 

Our book for our September meeting will be The Girl On the Train (2015). DB080635 and MD001504. The description reads: "Rachel's train commute to London passes her former house -- now inhabited by her ex husband and his new family. She also observes a happy young neighboring couple -- but then the wife goes missing. Rachel believes she witnessed a critical clue, but her alcoholic blackouts make her an unreliable witness." This is a commercially recorded audiobook. The Descriptive Video stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, and Luke Evans.

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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