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No Homework Book Club Fall 2023 Wrap Up

by Kathleen Barnard on 2023-11-20T09:27:27-05:00 | 0 Comments

The Fall 2023 semester marked the beginning of the Henry Whittemore Library's No Homework Book Club (NHBC)!  The goal of the NHBC is to crate a community of readers who come together to share what they have been reading lately or favorite titles.  We don't "assign" a particular book or spend our time discussing a single title each meeting.  Instead, we just talk about books!

This first semester saw nearly 150 titles discussed!  Check out the complete list below, compiled by NHBC co-host Kim! (Books discussed at multiple meetings are highlighted in yellow and are listed multiple times.)  We look forward to seeing you again in the Spring.  Make sure to check out the Henry Whittemore Library Events Calendar to keep up with NHBC and our other exciting events!  


No Homework Book Club Books Discussed Fall 2023

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry

A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara

A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

A Terrible Beauty: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander

A Thousand Ships: A Novel by Natalie Haynes

Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater

Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa by Michael Gomez

Ali's Well that Ends Well: Tales of Desperation and a Little Inspiration by Ali Wentworth

All the Broken Places by John Boyne

Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman; translated by Neil Smith

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang

Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman; translated by Neil Smith

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album that Defined the '70s by Alan Paul

Calling for a Blanket Dance: A Novel by Oscar Hokeah

Concord: A Novel by Don Zancanella

Constellations by Kate Glasheen

Conversations with Friends: A Novel by Sally Rooney

Curious George by H. A. Rey

Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese

Dead and Gone by Joanna Schaffhausen

Drood: A Novel by Dan Simmons

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Fashioned by Sargent by Erica E. Hirshler

Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives edited by Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales, Tiff Joshua, TJ Ferentini

Frontera by Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo

Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King

Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea

Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris by Alicia Foster

Hello, Molly!: A Memoir by Molly Shannon with Sean Wilsey

Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod by Casey Sherman

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

House by Tracy Kidder

Hula: A Novel by Jasmin ╩╗Iolani Hakes

Hungry Ghosts: A Novel by Kevin Jared Hosein

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

In Five Years: A Novel by Rebecca Serle

In Limbo by Deb JJ Lee

Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynolds

Inseparable: A Never Before Published Novel by Simone de Beauvoir; translated from the French by Sandra Smith

Interpreter of Maladies: Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri

Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty by Andrew Bolton (not currently available from the Minuteman Library Network)

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel by Lisa See

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Little Monsters: A Novel by Adrienne Brodeur

Me by Elton John

Medusa's Sisters by Lauren J.A. Bear

Memphis: A Novel by Tara M. Stringfellow

Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel by Anthony Marra

Miss Bunting: A Novel by Angela Thirkell

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

My Brilliant Friend: Book one: Childhood, Adolescence by Elena Ferrante; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge

Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale by Gillian Gill

No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of a League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood by Erin Carlson

Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney

North Woods: A Novel by Daniel Mason

Of Sound Mind by Camelot_taurus (Archive of Our Own)

One Italian Summer: A Novel by Rebecca Serle

Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD with Bill Gifford

Passing by Nella Larsen

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel by Shelby Van Pelt

Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

Saints of the Household by Ari Tison

Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me by Bernie Taupin

Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Starling House by Alix Harrow

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Block Party: A Novel by Jamie Day

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable by John Boyne

The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella 

The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan

The Condition: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh

The Dance Tree: A Novel by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century by Joel F. Harrington

The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah                    

The Harry Potter Series (Audiobooks narrated by Jim Dale)

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Mitford Affair: A Novel by Marie Benedict

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp

The Nutmeg Tree: A Novel by Margery Sharp

The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Raging Storm by Ann Cleeves

The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

The Spectacular: A Novel by Fiona Davis

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Tastemaker: My Life with the Legends and Geniuses of Rock Music by Tony King (forthcoming)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow

The Terror: A Novel by Dan Simmons

The Twyford Code: A Novel by Janice Hallett

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

The Woman in the Library: A Novel by Sulari Gentill

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore

There There by Tommy Orange

Tom Lake: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

True Biz: A Novel by Sara Novic

Two Tribes by Emily Bowen Cohen

Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror by Junji Ito

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Weyward: A Novel by Emilia Hart

Who I Am: A Memoir by Pete Townshend

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