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


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

Meets the 1st 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.

Join us at 7 on the 1st Thursday of each month 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.

 


B.Y.O.B. Summer 2016 Schedule:

June 2, 2016
Location: El Pueblito
Theme: Discovery
July 7, 2016
Location: Sublime Smoke
Theme: Authors from Africa
August 4, 2016
Location: Grinders
Theme: British Mysteries
September 1, 2016
Location: Park Street Pizza
Theme: Made into a Movie


March 2016: Authors from Asia

The Bonesetter's Daughter
The Bonesetter's Daughter
by
Amy Tan
A Fort of Nine Towers
A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Chidlhood
by
Qais Akbar Omar
The Ghost Bride
The Ghost Bride
by
Yangsze Choo
Kiss of Snow
Kiss of Snow
by
Nalini Singh
Sputnik Sweetheart
Sputnik Sweetheart
by
Haruki Murakami


February 2016: The American West

California Gold
California Gold
by
John Jakes
Ghosts of Timber Wolf
Ghosts of Timber Wolf
by
V. S. Meszaros
Last Stand
Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West
by
Michael Punke
Raveled Ends of Sky
Raveled Ends of Sky
by
Linda Sandifer
The Revenant
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
by
Michael Punke


January 2016: History

The Bell Keeper
The Bell Keeper
by
Marilyn Seguin
Oh What a Slaughter
Oh What a Slaughter
by
Larry McMurtry
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
by
Steven Gillon
The U.S. Constitution
The U.S. Constitution
by
Tim McNeese


December 2015: Cookbooks

Album of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Album of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Back of the Box Gourmet
Back of the Box Gourmet
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
Midwestern Country Cookbook
Midwestern Country Cookbook
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook
Rose Hill Woman's Club 1st Prize Winning Cake Recipes
by
Ace Atkins
Taste of Honey from the Lithopolis HoneyFest


November 2015: Published in 2015

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil
by
Robert Galbraith
His Wicked Reputation by Madeline Hunter
His Wicked Reputation
by
Madeline Hunter
Lights Out by Ted Koppel
Lights Out
by
Ted Koppel
Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd
Obsession Falls
by
Christina Dodd
Pacific by Simon Winchester
Pacific
by
Simon Winchester
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins
The Redeemers
by
Ace Atkins
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The Wright Brothers
by
David McCullough


October 2015: Love Stories 
Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall
Jackson Rule
by
Dinah McCall
Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery
Marry Me at Christmas
by
Susan Mallery
An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser
An Unlikely Suitor
by
Nancy Moser


September 2015: Set from 1900-1930

Clouds of Witness
Clouds of Witness
by
Dorothy Sayers
Dead Wake
Dead Wake
by
Erik Larson
The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
by
Helene Wecker
The Night LIfe of the Gods
The Night Life of the Gods
by
Thorne Smith


 

August 2015: Biography/Memoir

Dwarf
Dwarf
by
Tiffanie DiDonato
Left for Dead
Left for Dead
by
Beck Weathers
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman
by
William Tecumseh Sherman
Shirley, I Jest!
Shirley, I Jest!
by
Cindy Williams
Summer at Tiffany
Summer at Tiffany
by
Marjorie Hart
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
by
David McCullough


 

July 2015: Books by Agatha Christie, James Patterson, Harper Lee, or John Steinbeck

And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
by
Agatha Christie
The Jester
The Jester
by
James Patterson
The Man in the Brown Suit
The Man in the Brown Suit
by
Agatha Christie
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
by
James Patterson
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by
Harper Lee
The Winter of Our Discontent
The Winter of Our Discontent
by
John Steinbeck


 

June 2015: Science Fiction

The Dream Thief by Shana Abe
The Dream Thief
by
Shana Abé
FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer
FlashForward
by
Robert J. Sawyer
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Seveneves
by
Neal Stephenson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver
by
Lois Lowry
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by
Douglas Adams