Book Clubs

The Newton Public Library is pleased to assist local book clubs with locating titles for their meetings. All new book clubs should read and review the Library Book Club Guidelines prior to requesting books. Please remember to submit a new Title Request Form each time your book club selects a new title. Title Request Forms and questions regarding book clubs may be dropped off at the Library or emailed to: newtonpl@newton.lib.ia.us

Looking for recommendations for your book club? Check out the State Library of Iowa Book Club Titles website to view multiple copy sets available to Iowa libraries. The Library also has a collection of book club titles with multiple copies, that may be borrowed for book club use.

For more information on book clubs or assistance with your request, please contact:

Judy Ricks
jricks@newton.lib.ia.us
641-792-4108

Newton Public Library Multiple Copies for Book Clubs

Title Author Print Copies Large Print Copies Book on CD Copies
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef Gabrielle Hamilton 10 0 1
Bottomland Michelle Hoover 8 0 1
Emma Jane Austen 8 0 0
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 8 0 0
It's Always the Husband Michele Campbell 9 0 0
The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo 9 0 0
Mansfield Park Jane Austen 10 0 0
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 8 0 0
Persuasion  Jane Austen 10 0 0
Seeing Red Sandra Brown 10 0 0
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigianl 9 0 0
The Silver Suitcase Terrie Todd 9 1 0
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 9 0 1
The Whip Karen Kondazian 6 0 0
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 9 0 0

Beyond the Book

The Beyond the Book discussion group is a book club that reads popular titles in a wide variety of genres. This book club is sponsored by the Library and meets at a different location each month. New members are always welcome! If you would like to be added to the list to receive the month's selected title, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792.4108.

Upcoming Beyond the Book Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
April 10, 6:00 pm Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Maria Semple Yanni's
May 8, 6:00 pm Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng TBD
June 12, 6:00 pm The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis TBD
July 10, 6:00 pm This Blessed Earth Ted Genoways TBD
August 14, 6:00 pm Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams TBD

Bibliophile Book Club

The Bibliophile Book Club is a library sponsored discussion group that reads a variety of current best sellers, classic literature, and Iowa authors. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm, and is always open to new members! Meetings are held in the library meeting room. If you would like to request the current month's book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108.

Upcoming Bibliophile Book Club Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
March 27, 1:00 pm Caroline: Little House, Revisited Sarah Miller Library Meeting Room
April 24, 1:00 pm Song of Years Bess Streeter Aldrich Library Meeting Room
May 22, 1:00 pm Grandma Gatewood's Walk Ben Montgomery Library Meeting Room
June 26, 1:00 pm Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann                         Library Meeting Room
July 24, 1:00 pm TBD   Library Meeting Room

Classics & Conversation Book Club

The Classics & Conversation Book Club is a library sponsored discussion group that reads a different selection of classic novels every winter. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am, October - March. Meetings are held in the library meeting room, and new members are always welcome! If you would like to request the current month's book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108.

Upcoming Classics & Conversation Meetings 2019 - 2020

Date Title Author Meeting Location
October 15, 10:00 am Little Women Louisa May Alcott Library Meeting Room
November 19, 10:00 am Little Men Louisa May Alcott Library Meeting Room
December 17, 10:00 am Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Library Meeting Room
January 21, 10:00 am Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Library Meeting Room
February 18, 10:00 am A Tale of Two Cities (first half) Charles Dickens Library Meeting Room
March 17, 10:00 am A Tale of Two Cities (second half) Charles Dickens Library Meeting Room