Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday Favorites - February meeting

Hi readers,
We celebrated the 2nd anniversary of our book sharing group on Friday, Feb. 7th.  It's hard to believe that we've been meeting that long, but it has been a fun 2 years talking about books and reading.  Our list this month is here, and I hope that you will join us next month and tell us about your favorite books, new or old!  We meet on the first Friday of each month at 11am.

Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 Reading Across Rhode Island

Reading Across Rhode Island 2014: Kick-off Event
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program, is kicking off its 12th year! The 2014 title will be Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

On Sunday, January 26, Rhode Islanders are invited to attend the kick off event featuring a screening of the documentary, Google and the World Brain, followed by a discussion of the book.

The presentation will take place on January 26 from 2pm - 4:30pm at the Providence Public Library. Tickets are $20 and include one paperback copy of the book (retail value $15.00). Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at or (401) 273-2250.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The 2014 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, is a thrilling adventure full of philosophical questions about technology, books and the power both contain.
Tickets are On Sale Now!
To reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at or (401) 273-2250.
Copyright © 2013 Rhode Island Center for the Book, All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looking For a Good Book?

Today the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, issued its list of the 100 Best Books of 2013.  The books are broken down into multiple categories including fiction, non-fiction, young adult, etc.  What I love about this list is that the majority of the titles were not familiar to me.  How exciting!  Lots to explore.  Great way to find your next good book. Happy reading!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday Favorites September 6th list

What People Are Reading Now— 
Recommendations from our Sept. 2013 book group meeting


~ Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
~ Death comes to Pemberley, by P. D. James
~ Joyland, by Stephen King
~ Palisades Park, by Alan Brennert
~ The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
~ The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller


~ Kinsey and Me, by Sue Grafton
~ Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela
~ The Richard Burton Diaries, by Richard Burton

Our next meeting will be Friday, October 4th at 11am.  We hope you can join us and tell us about the book you're reading!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Friday Favorites June 7th meeting

What People Are Reading Now—
 Recommendations from our  June 2013 Friday Favorites Book Group meeting

~The Beauty of Humanity Movement, by Camilla Gibb
~ Call me Zelda, by Erika Robuck
~A Different Sun, by Elaine Neil Orr
~ Fever, by Mary Beth Keane
~ Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
~ The Things that Keep us Here, by Carla Buckley
~Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Therese Fowler

~ What my mother gave me : thirty-one women on the gifts that mattered most, by Elizabeth Benedict
~You Had me at Woof, by Julie Klam

We will be taking a break during the summer months, July and August.  Have a great summer everyone and we hope to see you at our first meeting of the fall on September 6th!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Friday Favorites May meeting

What People Are Reading Now
Recommendations from our  May 2013 Friday Favorites Book Group meeting


~ Blindness, by Jose Saramago
~ Habits of the House, by Fay Weldon
~ The Imposter Bride,by Nancy Richler
~ Telling the Bees, by Peggy Hesketh
~ The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan

~ Bossypants, by Tina Fey
~ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
~ My Ideal Bookshelf, by Jane Mount
~ Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed

Next meeting: Friday, June 7th @ 11am

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday Favorites-April 2013 meeting

What People Are Reading Now
Recommendations from our  April  2013 Friday Favorites Book Group meeting

~ The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
~ Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
~ God’s Mountain, by Erri De Luca
~ The Midwife of Hope River, by Patricia Harman
~ See Now Then, by Jamaica Kincaid
~The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber
~White Dog Fell from the Sky, by Eleanor Morse

~ How to Live : a Search for Wisdom from Old People (while they are still
on this earth), by Henry Alford
~ Island Practice : cobblestone rash,underground Tom, and other adventures of a Nantucket doctor,
by Pam Belluck
~My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

Our next meeting will be Friday, May 3rd at 11am.  See you there!