FI Library Book Group: Upcoming Book Selections

At our September book group meeting we decided to make a change to the October choice. Instead of Home Fire we will be reading Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt (a former Lighthouse Works fellow ’19). This is the book for which The Lighthouse Works is expecting to set up a book discussion with the author sometime in October, date and time still to be determined. We will schedule Home Fire for a future date. Vanishing Half is still scheduled for November.

The books that the Fishers Island Library Book Group has chosen to read and the dates they are to be discussed for the next few months.

We will have virtual gathering via Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm. Join the discussion as a longtime, new or one-time member, and please reach out to us at for log in instructions. All are welcome.

October: Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt, Lighthouse Works Fellow Alumna ’19
November 11: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Future Date TBD: Home Fire by Kamila Shansie

Other books that have been suggested include: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah, Winter in Paradise (and sequels) by Elin Hildebrand, Magic Hour by Kristen Hannah, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, The Nineteenth Wife by David Ebershoff, Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Gun Monkey by Victor Gischler. And, other possibilities suggested were Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, Celine by Peter Heller, The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson, Last Day by Luanne Rice, and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Another suggestion was either of Isabel Wilkerson’s books, The Warmth of Other Suns or Caste.

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It allows one (one may need a NYS address) to become a member of the New York Library system and borrow digital and audiobooks for free.

Hope to see you at the Library on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm – to discuss the books! Upcoming dates include September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9.

Everyone is welcome.
Contact Louisa Evans with Book Club suggestions
and Librarian Ann Banks with questions

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