Adult Book Discussion Group
All Booked Up
Book Discussion Group
Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Saturday, July 8th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community - and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel begins by telling the story of the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.
Best Book Brunch
Saturday, August 12th, 10:30 a.m. to noon
This fun get-together will be the culmination of the “Build a Better World” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your favorite book of the summer, and bring your completed reading log in order to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Brunch will be served. Registration required. Must have attended at least one All Booked Up book discussion between September 2016 and July 2017 (excluding June summer reading kickoff event) in order to register.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Saturday, September 9th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
After the unexpected passing of her beloved husband Dave Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and bestselling author of Lean In, feared that she and her young children would never find joy again. Fortunately, this fear was unfounded. This book – co-authored with psychologist and friend Adam Grant – shows how Sandberg and many others who have overcome a wide range of profound hardships triumph over tragedy. The book posits that it’s helpful to think of resilience like a muscle, one that atrophies in the calm between the storms of our lives. But there are things we can do to develop it, so we’re better prepared when adversity strikes.
Online Book Discussion Groups
- Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
- Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
- Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
- Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion