Book Clubs

Ruby’s Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss fiction and nonfiction titles. Please call the Library at 970-264-2209 or send an email to if you have any questions about the Library’s monthly book club.

The Literary Ladies Book Club usually meets on the fourth Friday of every month. They will begin meeting via Zoom for their meeting in January 2021. The Literary Ladies Book Club is not currently meeting at the Library. Please contact Marilyn Stroud for more information about their book club. Her email address is:

Books for both book clubs are available to pick up at the library approximately one month before the discussion date.

Ruby’s Book Club

We are currently reading Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

2021 reading list for Ruby’s Book Club

Tomboy Bride: A Woman’s Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West. by Harriet Fish Backus Discussion date: January 12, 2021. Available now to pick up at the Ruby Sisson Library. Book club average rating: 3.49 (On a scale from 0 to 5).

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (In the United Kingdom, this book is titled The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle) by Stuart Turton. Discussion date: February 9, 2021.

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice by Anthony Ray Hinton. Discussion date: March 9, 2021.

Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator by Homer Hickam Discussion date: April 13, 2021.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Discussion date: May 11, 2021.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Discussion date: June 8, 2021.

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer. Discussion date: July 13, 2021.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Discussion date: August 10, 2021.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Discussion date: September 14, 2021

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Discussion date: October 12, 2021

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. Discussion date: November 9, 2021

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Discussion date: December 14, 2021

2021 reading list for the Literary Ladies Book Club

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Discussion date: January 22, 2021.

How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley. Discussion date: February 26, 2021. This title is available through cloudLibrary.

The Banker’s Wife by Christine Alger. Discussion date: March 26, 2021.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Discussion date: April 23, 2021.

The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes. Discussion date: May 28, 2021.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Discussion date: June 25, 2021.

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino. Discussion date: July 23, 2021.

Mesa Verde Victim by Scott Graham. Discussion date: August 27, 2021.

Midnight at Pera Palace by Charles King. Discussion date: September 24, 2021.

Origins by Dan Brown. Discussion date: October 22, 2021.

The Bartenders Tale by Ivan Doig. To be discussed in early December 2021. The exact time and date will be determined later.

The 2022 List for both book clubs will be coming soon…

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