Bring Your Own Book Club: B.Y.O.B.


B.Y.O.B.: A New Type of Book Club

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM

B.Y.O.B. is different from your traditional book club

1. You pick what you read.

Unlike most book clubs where everyone reads the same thing, at B.Y.O.B. you pick the titles you want to read. Each month, we will choose a new theme (mystery, banned books, bestsellers, etc.) and then YOU choose a title to read and discuss. It may get a little chaotic, but it should be fun times, especially since…

2. It’s held in local bars and wineries.

Instead of meeting at the same place every month, we will rotate through various local establishments based on the club’s preferences. Which means we will be discussing a bunch of books each month over food and drink (alcoholic or non-B.Y.O.B. is all about choices!) from local places you know and love.

We are meeting at a new time in 2015! Join us the at 7 on the 1st Thursday of each month beginning in February for a great conversation about books over local food and drinks!

Check here for upcoming dates, themes, locations, and an ongoing reading list. For more information and to register, call 330-343-6123 or email Kathryn Green at kgreen@doverlibrary.org.

 

 


 

Join us at Gavin’s in December!

Where: Gavin’s on the Square

When: December 18 @ 7 PM

Theme: Romance/Erotica

Stop by Gavin’s in New Philadelphia and join us as we discuss books in the romance/erotica genre. This will be our last meeting of the year, and our last meeting before  moving to the 1st Thursday of each month beginning in February 2015. Can’t decide what to read? Our librarians can help you choose! Can’t choose between two or more titles? Bring them all! No time? Just come and enjoy the conversation! We’ll meet at 7, grab some food and drink, and then start talking about our most recent reads. Call the library at 330-343-6123 or email Kathryn at  kgreen@doverlibrary.org for more information.

 

 

 


B.Y.O.B. Winter/Spring 2015 Schedule:
February 5, 2015
Location: Hog Heaven (Dover)
Theme: Classics
March 5, 2015
Location: El Papas
Theme: Ends with a Twist
April 2, 2015
Location: The Pointe
Theme: Published since 2010
May 7, 2015
Location: Canal Tavern of Zoar
Theme: Mystery

 

B.Y.O.B. Fall 2014 Schedule:
September 18, 2014
Location: Sunnyside Store
Theme: Banned Books
October 15, 2014
Location: Schoolhouse Winery
Theme: Horror
November 20, 2014
Location: Krockers
Theme: Colonial America
December 18, 2014
Location: Gavins on the Square
Theme: Romance/Erotica

 


Reading List

A running list of titles read and discussed by members of BYOB

November 2015: Colonial America

1776
1776
by
David McCullough
The Heretic's Daughter
The Heretic's Daughter
by
Kathleen Kent
Home Life in Colonial Days
Home Life in Colonial Days
by
Alice Morse Earle
Place Called Freedom
A Place Called Freedom
by
Ken Follett


October 2014: Horror

Annihilation
Annihilation
by
Jeff Vandermeer
Bone Cold
Bone Cold
by
Erica Spindler
Cannibal
Cannibal
by
Lois Jones
Frankenstein
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
by
Mary Shelley
Newbies
Newbies
by
James A. Moore


September 2014: Banned Books

Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
by
Geoffrey Chaucer
Cujo
Cujo
by
Stephen King
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
by
Daniel Keyes
Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by
Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies
by
William Golding
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
by
John Steinbeck
Summer of my German Soldier
Summer of My German Soldier
by
Bette Greene


August 2014: Books by European authors

Below Stairs
Below Stairs
by
Margaret Powell
Chocolat
Chocolat
by
Joanne Harris
Enormous Crocodile
The Enormous Crocodile
by
Roald Dahl
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Horse and his boy
The Horse and His Boy
by
C.S. Lewis
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
by
Victor Hugo
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
by
Gustave Flaubert
Perfume
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
by
Patrick Suskind
Siddhartha
Siddhartha: An Indian Poem
by
Hermann Hesse


July 2014: Books that have been made into movies

DancesWithWolves
Dances with Wolve
by
Michael Blake
GameofThrones
A Game of Thrones
by
George R. R. Martin
HarryPotter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by
J. K. Rowling
Jaws
Jaws
by
Peter Benchley
LaborDay
Labor Day
by
Joyce Maynard
KillMockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by
Harper Lee
TwelveYears
Twelve Years a Slave
by
Solomon Northup
WizardofOz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by
L. Frank Baum


June 2014: Fiction

All Girl Filling Station
The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
by
Fannie Flagg
Bird Box
Bird Box
by
Josh Malerman
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Democracy: An American Novel
by
Henry Brooks Adams
AJFikry
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by
Gabrielle Zevin