Horsham Township Library hosts a book discussion group session, facilitated by Librarian Sandra Courtney, the last Wednesday of the month from 6:45 to 8:00 PM. All interested readers are welcome. To register, please telephone Sandra Courtney at (215) 443-2609, ext. 208.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 the group will discuss Defending Jacob: a Novel by William Landay.
please note: date changed to avoid conflict with Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 the group will discuss Bell Canto by Ann Patchett.
please note: date changed to avoid conflict with Halloween
Wednesday, November 28, 2012: A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Ann Joinson.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013: to be announced.
The book discussion group welcomed local author Susan Morse April 25, 2012.
Susan read from her memoir The Habit, describing her extraordinary relationship with her mother.
Click the cover for details.
We had a blast with Lisa Scottoline Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Click here for a re-cap and photos from "Lisa, Live!" sponsored by the Friends of the Horsham Library.
Celebrating Book Clubs II featuring Jennifer Weiner, held Saturday, April 30, 2011 was a great success!
Click here to link to photos and more information about this fun book club networking event sponsored by the Friends of the Horsham Library.
3 Horshams Read
Three Horshams Read is an international reading collaboration uniting the residents of Horsham, Pennsylvania with their counterparts in Horsham, Sussex, England and Horsham, Victoria, Australia.
Three books representative of each country's cultural identity have been selected for a virtual international book discussion group.
Round Two books chosen for 2009-2010 are:
- Atonement by Ian McEwan was chosen by Horsham, UK.
- Breath by Tim Winton was chosen by Horsham, Australia.
- My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult was chosen by Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Round One books chosen for 2008-2009 were:
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was chosen by Horsham, UK.
- The Secret River by Kate Grenville was chosen by Horsham, Australia.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was chosen by Horsham, Pennsylvania.
A blog located at 3horshamread.wordpress.com contains links to the websites of all three libraries and all three municipalities. Readers are encouraged to log on to the 3 Horshams Read website to share their comments about the books and to exchange news and views about their communities.
The collaboration is being coordinated by Wendy Edwards, Librarian at the Horsham Library in the UK, Sandra Courtney, Reference Librarian at Horsham Township Library in Pennsylvania, and Leanda Elliott, IT & Marketing Manager at the Wimmera Regional Library in Australia. Leanda Elliott created the 3 Horshams Read blogsite.
Friends of the Horsham Library Book Club
The Friends of the Horsham Library sponsor a book discussion group that meets at lunchtime on the second Wednesday of the month. For information about the books to be discussed visit the Book Club page at the Friends of the Horsham Library website.
Here are some websites of interest to avid readers and book discussion group participants:
- African American Literature Book Club.
- A widely recognized source of author profiles, book recommendations, intriguing on-line discussion boards, writers resources, articles, and critical reviews of books and by and about African Americans.
- BookBrowse recommends only the most exceptional current books and provides you with a substantial excerpt and multiple reviews of each one, so that you can decide for yourself which are exactly right for you.
- Book Clique Cafe
- A virtual book discussion group occuring in cyberspace.
- A comprehensive guide to book clubs, reading groups and reading group guides.
- BookMuse.com, sponsored by Powells.com, an on-line book seller of new, used, rare, & out-of-print books.
- BookMuse offers in-depth Muse Notes for readers of all ages: questions to spark discussion, thoughtful commentaries, author bios, leader's tips, suggestions for further reading.
- Thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews offered on line by the Book Report Network.
- A useful site with links to Internet resources for book discussion groups for all ages and interests.
- Celebrate Books: Novels from Oprah's Book Club...
- A section of Oprah Winfrey's website devoted to her book club selections and the books featured on her TV show and in her magazine.
- This e-mail service sends two or three chapters of a book, one section a day, to introduce busy people to books they might enjoy finishing. All books are used by permission of the publisher and can be purchased through the website or borrowed from the library.
- The Great Books Foundation.
- The Great Books Foundation is dedicated to helping people learn how to think and share ideas by educating them to become participants in, leaders of, and advocates for shared inquiry.
- A website for ravenous readers!
- Provides a broad and flexible space for readers, writers, librarians, publishers, critics and anyone else who loves books to have thoughtful and engaging discussions about favorite books and authors.
- Reading Group Choices
- An opinionated guide of great books to read and discuss that have been published by
independent presses as well as major publishers.
- ReadingGroupGuides.com is the first website built especially for reading groups, providing them with all they need to make their book club experience better than ever.
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