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Book Clubs


Want to join a Mayo Library book club? We have a few! Here are details on where they are held and what they are reading. If you are passionate about books and reading, you’re welcome to come along!

  • Ballinrobe

    Ballinrobe Library Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the library.

    Check Events page for next meeting.

  • Ballyhaunis

    The Book Club meets once a month (usually the first Wednesday of the month) in Ballyhaunis Library at 8:00pm. 

    **Ballyhaunis book club will be taking a summer break for July and August and will resume in September.**

    The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Wednesday 2nd September at 8pm - Covid-19 permitting!

    Books previously discussed in Ballyhaunis Library Book Club:
    Star Rating (1-5)

    May 2020
    The Guest List  by Lucy Foley. 

    April 2020
    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

    March 2020
    Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner 2.5 stars

    February 2020
    Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 4 stars


    January 2020
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 4 stars 
     
    December 2019
    The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Hazel Gaynor 3 stars 

    November 2019
    The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.
     4 stars 

    October 2019
    Fever by Mary Beth Keane4 stars 


    September 2019
    Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume 4 stars 

    June 2019
    A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne 3 stars

    May 2019
    The Dry by Jane Harper. 3 stars  

    April 2019
    Rain on the Wind by Walter Macken. 4 stars 

    March 2019
    The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout 4 stars 

    February 2019
    Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds 3 stars

    January 2019
    The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark  2½ stars

    December 2018
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. 3 stars

    November 2018
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 4½ stars

    October 2018
    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 4 stars 

    September 2018
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 3½ stars

    June 2018
    Everything I Never told You by Celeste Ng. 4 stars 

    May 2018
    I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice 3 stars

    April 2018
    The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 3 stars 

    March 2018
    The Scandal by Fredrik Backman 4 stars 

    February 2018
    The Coroner's Daughter by Andrew Hughes 3½ stars 

    January 2018
    Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty 3½ stars 

    December 2017
    Holding by Graham Norton  4 stars 

    November 2017
    The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen 4 stars 


    October 2017
    Sacred Country by Rose Tremain 3½ stars 

    September 2017
    Anything is Possible  by Elizabeth Strout 4 stars 

    June 2017
    City of Thieves by David Benioff 3½ stars

    May 2017
    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 3 stars

    April 2017
    Solar Bones by Mike McCormack 4 stars 

    March 2017
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  4½ stars

    February 2017
    The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/Years Old by Hendirk Groen 4½ stars

    January 2017
    The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan 2½ stars

    December 2016
    My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 4 stars

    November 2016
    The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton 3½ stars

    October 2016
    Butcher's Crossing by John Williams 3 stars

    September 2016
    The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon 3 stars

    June 2016
    Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson 3 stars

    May 2016
    The Children of the Rising by Joe Duffy 4 stars 

    April 2016
    A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler 3½ stars

    March 2016
    Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 4 stars 

    February 2016
    Without a Trace by Lesley Pearse 2½ stars

    January 2016
    The Ballroom Café by Ann O'Loughlin 2½ stars

    December 2015
    Tender by Belinda McKeon 2½ stars

    November 2015
    All the Light we Cannont See by Anthony Doerr 4 stars

    October 2015
    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 4 stars

    September 2015
    Us by David Nicholls 3 stars

    July 2015
    Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 3 stars

    June 2015
    Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed by Cheryl Strayed.  stars

    May 2015
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 4 stars 

    April 2015
    The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler 3 stars

    March 2015
    A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki  stars

    February 2015
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 4 stars
     

    January 2015
    Academy Street by Mary Costello  stars

    December 2014
    I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 3 stars


    November 2014
    The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith 3 stars

    October 2014
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 3 stars

    September 2014
    Small Island by Andrea Levy 4 stars

    August 2014
    Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent  stars

    July 2014
    The Undertaking by Audrey Magee 4 stars

    June 2014
    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 3 stars

    May 2014
    Longbourn : a novel of pride and prejudice below stairs by Jo Baker 3½ stars 

    April 2014
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck  4½ stars

    March 2014
    Last Orders by Graham Swift. 2½ stars.

    February 2014
    All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque.  4 stars

    January 2014
    The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín. 3 stars

    December 2013
    The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright. 2 stars

    November 2013
    Call of the Lark : a memoir by Maura Mulligan 3 stars

    October 2013
    Staring at Lakes : a memoir of love, melancholy and magical thinking by Michael Harding 3 stars

    September 2013
    Strumpet City by James Plunkett 5 stars

    August 2013
    Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead 2 stars

    July 2013
    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 4 stars

    June 2013
    The Snowman by Jo Nesbo 3 stars

    May 2013
    The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan 3½ stars 

    April 2013
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 4 stars

    March 2013
    Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin 4 stars

    February 2013
    The Dinner by Herman Koch 3 stars

    January 2013
    Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb 3½ stars 

    December 2012
    The Glass Castle by Jennnette Walls 4 stars

    November 2012
    Serena by Ron Rash 4 stars

    October 2012
    This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann 3 stars

    September 2012
    Burning Bright by Ron Rash 4 stars 

    August 2012
    One Day by David Nicholls 3 stars

    July 2012
    Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3½ stars 

    June 2012
    Foster by Claire Keegan 3 stars

    May 2012
    The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka 3 stars

    April 2012
    Incendiary by Chris Cleave 3 stars

    March 2012
    Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. 4 stars

    February 2012
    Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence3½ stars

    January 2012
    The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. 4 stars

    December 2011
    The Vault by Ruth Rendell  2 stars

    November 2011
    Mr. Golightly's Holiday by Salley Vickers 3 stars

    October 2011
    Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 3 stars

    Septmeber 2011
    When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman 3 stars

    August 2011
    The Hungry Ghosts by Anne Berry 3 stars

    July 2011
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 4 stars

    June 2011
    Skippy Dies by Paul Murray  2 stars 

    May 2011
    Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson  3 stars

    April 2011
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 3 stars

    March 2011
    Julius Winsome by Gerard Donovan
     4 stars

    February 2011 
    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 
     4 stars  

    January 2011
    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd  3 stars 


    December 2010
    Room by Emma Donoghue   4 stars  

    November 2010
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith   4 stars  

    October 2010
    The Postmistress by Sarah Blake  
    3 stars 

    September 2010
    Old School by Tobias Wolff   
    3 stars 

    August 2010
    44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith   2½ stars

    July 2010
    The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa   3½ stars

    June 2010
    The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre   
    3 stars 

    May 2010
    That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo  
    3 stars 

    April 2010
    Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout   
    4 stars
       
    March 2010
    Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann  
    3 stars 

    February 2010
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   
    4 stars

    January 2010

    Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden   2½ stars

    December 2009
    Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy  4½ stars

    November 2009
    The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne   3 stars

    October 2009
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer  3 stars

    September, 2009
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson   3½ stars

    August, 2009
    Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver  4 stars

    July, 2009
    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga  3 stars

    June, 2009
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy  4 stars


    May, 2009
    Stealing Water: A Secret life in a South African City by Tim Ecott  3½ stars

    April, 2009
    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole  3 stars

    March, 2009
    The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.   2½ stars

    February, 2009
    The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.   4 stars


    January, 2009
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  4 stars

  • Castlebar

    Castlebar Library Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8pm upstairs in the library on Zoom at the moment, due to current public health restrictions.

    Currently Reading: 

    The Thursday Murder Club (for our November 2020 meeting)

    the-thursday-murder-club.jpg

    Past reads:

    Book Club previous selections (star rating 1 - 5)

    October 2020 (Zoom Book Club with a book group from Northampton, MA)
    Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry 4 stars

    September 2020
    The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey  4 stars

    August 2020
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 5 stars

    July 2020
    The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver 4 stars

    June 2020
    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4 stars

    May 2020
    A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry 4 stars

    April 2020
    Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession 4 stars

    March  2020
    American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 4 stars

    February 2020
    The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau 3 stars

    January 2020
    Akin by Emma Donoghue  3 stars

     

  • Kiltimagh

    Kiltimagh Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the library (this is occasionally subject to change).

    Check Events page for next meeting.

  • Castlebar Library Book Club Previous Selections
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