Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group is reading Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt for the April selection. 

Two women running away from their marriages collide on a foggy highway, killing one of them.  The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life, but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son that the other woman, April, has left behind. Together, they try to solve the mystery of where April was running to, and why.  As these three lives intersect, the book asks, How well do we really know those we love--and how do we forgive the unforgivable?

The Boston Globe describes  Pictures of You  "as part literary mystery, part domestic drama, and part psychological examination."  This is a novel of loss, redemption, forgiveness, and self-discovery. 

What is the significance of the title?  Would you have given the book a different title?  If yes, what is your title?

What scene was the most pivotal for the book? 

What surprised you the most about the book?

Were there any moments where you disagreed with the choices of any of the characters?  What would you have done differently? 

Did  you think the ending was appropriate?  How would you have liked to have the book end?

Would you recommend this book to a friend?

Let us know what you think of Pictures of You.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group is reading True Crime books for March.  Choose any True Crime book to read.  We have several titles available near the front desk in the library, but there are many other possibilities.  Some authors, like Ann Rule, specialize in writing about true crime.  Others, like James Patterson, are better known for their fiction but also have written about true crimes.  One of the most famous books in this genre is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. 

Let us know what you think about True Crime books.  Do you read them often?  What is your favorite True Crime book?  Why is it your favorite?