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

September17 -- A Storyteller's Secret : A novel by Sejal Badani,  leading discussion—Meg Gillis (fiction)
October 15 -- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, leading discussion—Pat Laska (non-fiction)
November 19 --  Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross, leading discussion—Bob Gillis   (historical 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 -- Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover leading discussion—Deborah Forster  (non-fiction)
June 16 --  This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel, leading discussion - Roger Burkhart  fiction
July 21 -- Code Girls: the Untold Story of American Women Code Breakers in WWII by Abbott, leading discussion ? (non-fiction) 
August 18 - When All is Said, by Anne Griffin (fiction)
September -- 15 The Black Count by Tom Reiss (non-fiction)
October 20  -- Becoming by Michele Obama, (non-fiction)
November 18 
December 15 -- Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Abbott) suggested by Nancy Walker, (non-fiction)
Established in 2013