Library Book Groups

The Book Bunch

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month
7PM – 8PM at the Addison Public Library


October 8

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel
by Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who beings her story in the middle. As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. 

November 12

This is How It Always Is
byFrankel Laurie

This is how a family keeps a secret...and how the secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after, until it becomes complicated. This is how children change, then change the world. Claude is five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says he wants to be a girl. 

December 10

Underground Girls of Kabul
by Jenny Nordberg

In Afghanistan, birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literllay translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy" is a third kind of child - a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. This book tells the story of those secretly living on the other side of a depply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. 

Between the Lines

Meets the 3rd Monday of every month
10AM – 11AM at the Addison Park District
120 E. Oak St., Addison, IL 


October 21

Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
by Norman Cantor

In this succint portrait of Alexander the Great, distinguished scholar and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the personal life and military conquests of this most legendary of men,

November 18

The Dinner
by Herman Koch 

The darkly suspenseful, controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives - all over the course of one meal. Taulty written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.