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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to this year’s list of most popular book group reads! It seems as if everyone has a best of list right now and so, we too have chosen the most requested 2019 titles by Darien Library book groups. In case you missed any, just let us know and we’ll make sure to schedule a hot title for you.

Happy Holidays to all! And our wish for 2020 is that you have a wonderful year of reading and of discussing great books.

Happy reading, 

Marianne and Pat
And That's That!

Most Popular Books of the Year

Daisy Jones and the Six
Normal People
Say Nothing
My Sister the Serial Killer
The Lost Man

Book Group Review

From time to time, we like to bring you some reactions from a group who’ve recently read a widely acclaimed novel. So let us conclude 2019 with a review of one of the year’s outstanding reads. Next Generation book group has agreed to share with us their comments on The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.
The Testaments
“Overall the consensus was that this made a good book group book with lots of area for discussion. Very few of the group (we are 9 in total) had read The Handmaid’s Tale, but it didn’t seem to matter. In fact, many of those who had read it had a visceral reaction to it and had no desire to revisit it!!

“We had some discussion on the Biblical references, the parallels with today in terms of clothes confining or empowering the wearer, the observation that there were no good men in the story, etc. Having the back story for Aunt Lydia seemed to be well appreciated and the three narrators added another dimension to the story. Everyone felt it was a fast read, with most reading it within two days…”
Request The Testaments for Your Book Group

Special Upcoming Events

Music in the Stacks

Yale's The New Blue
Sunday, December 8th
5 p.m.

The New Blue returns for an a cappella concert. They'll perform pop, classic rock, folk, and jazz songs. The group captivates audiences with their music, grace, and inspiring presence.
Browse Books in a Bag

Wrap and Yap

Wrap and Yap
Monday, December 9th
2 p.m.

Take the stress out of wrapping presents, by doing it in the shared company of others. We'll provide the supplies, music, and snacks. A second session is on Monday, 12/16 at 2 p.m.
Request a Book in a Bag
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