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Join a Book Club ~ Readlyn Reads

The library offers a book club for readers.

Readlyn Reads ~ Join other book lovers to discuss the book of the month.


  • Available to any adult interested.
  • Meets monthly, usually on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00
  • Meets at the library
  • Facilitated by the members
  • Books are chosen by members' suggestions, covering a wide range of genres
  • The library provides multiple copies through InterLibrary Loan
  • This is a come-as-you-can book club. 
    Don't feel guilty if you're gone a while and want to come back:  all are welcome to any and all sessions they would like to attend!
  • No Registration Necessary
  • Contact any library staff member for further information.

    Readlyn Reads Book talk Selections

    Discussion Group Established in the Fall of 1999


    This Blessed Earth - AIR


    A Land of Permanent Goodbyes - YA AIR


    Amina's Voice -  Juv. AIR


    Hillbilly Elegy


    Killers of the Flower Moon


    If the Creek Don't Rise


    The Great Alone


    Maisie Dobbs


    The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell


    A Gentleman in Moscow




    Girl in the Blue Coat - YA AIR


    Before We Were Yours


    Boys in the Bunkhouse - AIR


    Small Great Things


    Truly, Madly, Guilty


    My Name is Lucy Barton


    Lilac Girls

    3/2018Magdalen Girls
    2/2018My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She's Sorry
    1/2018Confessions of a Domestic Failure
    11/2017Round House
    10/2017House Girl
    9/2017I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    8/2017Bottomland (All Iowa Reads)
    7/2017The Dog Stars
    6/2017This Time Together
    5/2017The Martian
    4/2017Story of a Beautiful Girl
    3/2017Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
    2/2017Go Set a Watchman
    1/2017The Life We Bury
    11/2016Lila - All Iowa Reads
    10/2016This Dark Endeavor
    9/2016Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
    8/2016The Necklace
    7/2016Good Earth
    6/2016A Man Called Ove
    4/2016The Art of Arranging Flowers
    3/2016The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    2/2016Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
    1/2016 Call the midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times
    11/2015Who Do You Love
    10/2015Orange is the New Black
    9/2015The End of Your Life Book Club
    8/2015The Rosie Project
    6-7/2015Handmaid's Tale
    4/2015Dark Places
    3/2015I am Malala
    1/2015Little Wolves
    11/2014The Invisible Thread
    10/2014 Wonder
    9/2014 Invention of Wings
    8/2014 Orphan Train
    7/2014            Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

    More Than You Know

    5/2014 Unbroken
    4/2014 Forgotten Garden
    3/2014 Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale
    2/2014            My Name is Mary Sutter

    1/2014                     The Language of Flowers                  

    11/2013                   The Other Wes Moore

    10/2013                   Cutting for Stone

    9/2013                     The Year We Left Home (All Iowa Reads Title)

    8/2013                      One Breath Away

    7/2013                       Wesley the Owl

    6/2013                       Dandelion Wine

    5/2013                       The Language of Flowers (Unavailable - Mix-up at lending library)

    4/2013                       Life As We Knew It

    3/2013                        Wednesday Wars

    2/2013                         Julie and Romeo

    1/2013                         The Christmas Note

    11/2012                       On Maggie's Watch

    10/2012                       Moloka'i

    9/2012                         Shanghai Girls

    8/2012                         Magician's Assistant

    7/2012                         House Rules

    6/2012                         Thank You for All things

    5/2012                         Crashing Through

    4/2012                         The Kitchen House

    3/2012                         Strength in What Remains (All Iowa Reads Title)

    2/2012                          Still Alice

    1/2012                          Honk and Holler Opening Soon

    11/2011                        29 Gifts

    10/2011                        Wicked

  • 9/2011






    A Walk in the Woods

    These Things Hidden

    The Magic of Ordinary Days

    Whistling in the Dark

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    Sing Them Home (All Iowa Reads Title)

      Population 485

      Book Thief

       The Help

    Identical Strangers
    10/2010            Same Kind of Different as Me
    9/2010              Driftless
    8//2010             While I Was Gone
    7/2010                Sweeping Up Glass
    6/2010               Sarah's Key
    5/2010                Accidental Tourist
    4/2010                Olive Kitterege
    3/2010                 Loving Frank
    2/2010                 Rope Walk (All Iowa Reads Title)
    1/2010                The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    11/2009               The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    10/2009                Odd Thomas
    9/2009                I, Mona Lisa
    8/2009                 The Lottery
    7/2009                  The Last Lecture
    6/2009                  Jane Eyre
    5/2009                 Little Heathens
    4/2009                 The 13th Tale
    3/2009                 Kabul Beauty School
    2/2009                  The Bell Jar
    1/2009                 Catcher in the Rye
    12/2008                Redbird Christmas
                                 A Green Glass Sea
                                 Tortilla Curtain
    6/2008                  Broken for you
    5/2008                  The Known World
    4/2008                  Love Walked in
    3/2008                   The Memory Keepers Daughter         
    11/2008                Chill of Fear
    10/2007                The Whistling Season
                                 Freedom Writer’s Diary
    9/2007                 Once Upon a Day
    8/2007                 My Sister’s Keeper
    7/2007                 The Jane Austen Book Club
    6/2007                 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
    5/2007                 Tell No One
    4/2007                  The Piano Tuner
    3/2007                 The Devil in the White City
    2/2007                 How to Make an American Quilt
    5/2006                 Honeymoon with my Brother
    3/2006                 The Divide
    1/2006                  Pride & Prejudice
    11/2005               Love, Greg and Lauren
    10/2005               The Time Traveler’s Wife
    9/2005                  A Mango Shaped Space
    8/2005                  Shadow Divers
                                  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
                                 The Kitchen God’s Wife
                                 The Children’s Blizzard
                                 Change Me Into Zeus’ Daughter
                                  A Million Little Pieces
    7/2005                  Standing Under the Rainbow
    6/2005                  Kite Runner
    5/2005                 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
                                 Light on Snow
    4/2005                 The Mammoth Cheese
    3/2005                 The Life of Pi
    2/2005                  The Professor and the Madman
    1/2005                  Pope Joan
    11/2004               The Emperor of Ocean Park
    10/2004                Secret Life of Bees
    9/2004                 Monkeewrench
    8/2004                  Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons
    7/2004                  Sea Wolf
    6/2004                  Seabiscuit
    4/2004                 Big Stone Gap
    3/2004                  The Book Club
    2/2004                          Kaffir Boy   
    11/2003               Heidi
    10/2003               Educating Esme
    7/2003                 Nickeled and Dimed
    5/2003                  Patty Jane’s House of Curl
    4/2003                  A Hope in the Unseen
    3/2003                  Peace Like a River (All Iowa Reads Title)
    2/2003                 Eleven Days
    1/2003                  Circle of Friends
    12/2002                Miracle on the 17th Green
    11/2002                Girl with the Pearl Earring
    10/2002                Holes
                                The Hobbit
                                Cane River
    9/2002                 Postville
    6/2002                  Summer Sisters
    4/2002                 Yellow Raft in Blue Water
    2/2002                  The Trial
    12/2001                The Red Tent
    11/2001                Persian Pickle Club
    10/2001                        Back Roads
                                Drowning Ruth  
                                A Map of the World
                                 The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
    5/2001                  The Good Mother
    4/2001                  Dances with Wolves
    3/2001                 The Giver
    2/2001                  One True Thing
    1/2001                 Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
    11/2000                The Water is Wide
    10/2000                To Kill a Mockingbird
    9/2000                Shared book read during summer
    5/2000                  Out of the Dust
    4/2000                  Midwives
    3/2000                 Angela’s Ashes
    2/2000                  The Pilot’s Wife
    1/2000                  Tuesdays with Morrie
    12/1999                Memoirs of a Geisha
    11/1999                The Reader
    10/1999                Snow Falling on Cedars