Book Clubs

The Bill Memorial Library is currently home to two book clubs, the Food For Thought Book Club (established), and Something Else Entirely (NEW!).

Something Else Entirely (NEW)

Something Else Entirely is a speculative fiction book club for busy readers that meets every other month on the second Saturday at Bill Memorial Library, starting February each year. Meetings go from 10:30-11:30 am.
Selections for the upcoming book will be available one month in advance at Bill Memorial Library for convenience, though readers wishing to get an earlier start can request the book sooner by speaking to a member of staff.
What is speculative fiction? It’s an umbrella term that encompasses many different genres: science fiction and fantasy, of course, but also horror, superheroes, dystopian stories and alternate histories. Something Else Entirely aims to hit a variety of moods and pacings based on member input each year, including both contemporary speculative fiction and some of the classics.
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2024 Selections

February 10: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April 13: The Giver by Lois Lowry

June 8: The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

August 10: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

October 12: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

December 14: The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Food For Thought

The Food for Thought Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Groton Townhouse, 355 Route 12, to satisfy their appetite for good food and thoughtful discussion.

The former (good food) starts when they arrive at noon and the latter (thoughtful discussion) at 1:00. Copies of each monthly selection are available here at the library, and all are welcome to pick up a book and join in the fun.

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A list of previous years’ selections (2005 – 2015) can be found here.
List for 2018 – 2020
List for 2021
List for 2022
List for 2023

2024 Selections

A list of the current year’s selections can be found below.

January 16: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah *Please note that this meeting is on the third Tuesday of the month.

February 13: The Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

March 12: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

April 9: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

May 14: The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

June 11: Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce

July 9: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

August 13: The Art Thief by Michael Finkel

September 10: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

October 8: Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason

November 12: One Book One Region selection (to be determined)

December 10: Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini

January 14, 2025: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty