ARA Readers Book Club

Leader:  Meg Gillis

Contact: (603) 343-2086 or Email:

The ARA readers read fiction, nonfiction, bios, best sellers and the classics.  Members suggest books and lead discussions of their recommendations. Book choices are posted well in advance along with other proposed good “reads”.

When:  3rd Tuesday of the month. (year-round), 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Dover Public Library

May 28th -- An American Family, by Khizr Khan, leading discussion—Fran Houlihan (non-fiction)
(New date)
June 18th -- The Soul of America by John Meacham, leading discussion—Peg Higgins (non-fiction)
July 16th -- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, leading discussion—Susan Wagner (fiction)
August 20th -- What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha, leading discussion—Carol Szot (non-fiction)
September17 -- This is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel, leading discussion—Meg Gillis (fiction)
October 15 -- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, leading discussion—Pat Laska (non-fiction)
November 19 -- When All is Said, by Anne Griffin (fiction)
December 17 -- The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf,
leading discussion—Roger Burkhart, (non-fiction)
January 21 -- Beartown by Fredrik Backman (fiction)
February 18 -- Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, leading discussion—Nancy Walker (non-fiction)
March 17 -- The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro suggested by Claudia Gilmartin (fiction)
April 21 -- The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era, a celebration of the
unfolding of the universe. by Brian Swimm and Thomas Berry, Leading discussion—Roger Burkhart (non-fiction)
May 19 -- The Storyteller’s Secret: A Novel by Sejal Badani, leading discussion—Meg Gillis (fiction)
June 16 -- Educated, A Memoir by Tara Westover (non-fiction)
July 21 -- Beartown by Fredrik Backman (fiction)
August 18 -- Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Abbott) suggested by Nancy Walker, (non-fiction)
September -- 15 Becoming by Michele Obama, (non-fiction)