Adult Book Group (formerly the “Brown Bag Book Group”) meets monthly on the fourth (sometimes fifth) Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. There is no meeting in December. Here is a list of recent and upcoming titles (subject to change):

  • January 2018: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
  • February 2018: Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin
  • March 2018: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • April 2018: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • May 2018: Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  • June 2018: Faithful Place by Tana French
  • July 2018: LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • August 2018: Summer reading bookshare. Instead of Book Group this month, we’ll meet to talk about what we read this summer, what we liked, what we didn’t, and what we hope to read this fall and winter.
  • September 2018: Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
  • October 2018: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or a book based on it (see for news about the 200th anniversary worldwide celebration of this classic novel!)
  • November 2018: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

Nonfiction Book Group met about every other month in 2017 and 2018. We experimented with times and days, but never found one that gathered enough people for a good discussion. The Adult Book Group will read both fiction and nonfiction titles going forward. Here is a list of recent titles:

  • February 2018: Eats Shoots and Leaves: A Zero-Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  • April 2018: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • June 2018: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  • October 2018: Where You’ll Find Me by Ty Gagne – One Book One Valley

Cookbook Book Club meets once a year or so for a potluck meal to talk about a cookbook and share dishes from it.

  • February 2017: Good and Cheap: Eat Well for $4/day by Leanne Brown
  • February 2018: Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat by Samin Nosrat
  • February 2019: a selection of Tamworth community organization cookbooks

Kids’ Book Clubs with pizza are held several times a year. See our “For Kids” page for the next meeting.

Getting books for your book group: If you belong to a book group and have a Tamworth library card, you can ask to borrow multiple copies of a title for your group. We will request copies from other New Hampshire libraries through our interlibrary loan system.  Note that new titles (less than six months from publication date) will not be available to borrow from other libraries. Also, New Hampshire Library Association has dozens of READS-to-Go kits, large tote bags that contain 15 copies of a discussable book, available for book groups to borrow. See a listing of available titles at Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these kits.