Book Clubs

Davenport Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for adults.

Between the Lines Book Club (2023)

The Between The Lines Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at Davenport Public Library | Eastern to discuss recently published adult fiction and nonfiction titles. Books can be signed out from Eastern on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for more information.

Big/Little Book Club (2023)

Big/Little Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Davenport Public Library | Eastern. Littles (kids in 3rd through 5th grade) and their Bigs (adults or older siblings) read a book together and will discuss the book and do some book-related crafts and activities each event. Registration is required.  Click here for more information.

September 14th  Once Upon a Tim / Stuart Gibbs
October 12th What Lives in the Woods / Lindsay Currie
November 9th A Place to Hang the Moon / Kate Albus
December 14th Dear Student / Elly Swartz

Brown Bag Book Club (2023)

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm at Davenport Public Library | Eastern to discuss recently published adult fiction and nonfiction titles. Books can be signed out from Eastern on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for more information.


Online Reading Challenge (2023)

The Online Reading Challenge is run entirely through the Info Cafe blog. Each month we read books centered around a theme. Each year is a little different, but the unchanging main principle of this book club is: No Pressure! There is no sign-up, no meetings to attend (although you're welcome to add any comments to the blog posts),  no shame in not finishing a book, or skipping a month (or two). You can read one of the suggested titles or something different or none at all! Read at your own pace, read what interests you, try something out of your usual reading zone or stick with what you like best. In other words, create a personalized book club with a bit of encouragement from the Reading Challenge! The theme for 2023 is Location! Location! Location! Click here for more information.

January  Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Paris)
February  The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ancient Greece)
March  Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (California)
April  Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (India)
May  The Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman (Ireland)
June  The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (Australia)
July  The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (suburbia)
August  Fault Lines by Emily Itami (Japan)
September  The Lions of Fifth Avenue (New York City)
October  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Iceland)
November  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Africa)
December  Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (Cuba)

Overbooked (2023)

Do you love to read and wish you could talk to other people about what you read? Then join the book club, Overbooked! We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. A new book will be provided to you at each meeting. A variety of fiction, young adult fiction and non-fiction books will be read. Click here for more information.

September 21:  Burial Rights by Hannah Kent
October 26: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
November 26: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
December 21: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

 See YA (2023)

Join our adult book club with a teen book twist. See why so many teen books are being turned into movies and are taking over the best seller lists. Registration is not required. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Eastern Avenue library. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at Eastern at 6:30pm. Click here for more information.

September 6th How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Gilliland Vasquez
October 4th Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey​​​​​​​
November 1st Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
December 6th All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
January 3rd We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Shorts & Sweets (2023)

Discuss a new short story every month with a variety of different authors both current and classics. Shorts & Sweets meets at Davenport Public Library | Fairmount every second Monday of the month at 10:00am. Click here for more information.

January 9th: "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) by Washington Irving
February 13th: "Kavitha and Mustafa" (2015) by Slobha Rao
March 13th: "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (1973) by Ursula K Le Guin
April 10th: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" (1936) by Ernest Hemmingway
May 8th: "An Interesting Social Study" (1967) by Kristin Hunter
June 12th: "Enlightenment" (2020) by William Pei Shih
July 10th: "Between Storms" (2018) by Walter Mosley
August 14th: "Cathedral" (1983) by Raymond Carver
September 11th: "Allog" (1999) by Edith Pearlman 
October 9th: "Lacrimosa" (2015) by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
November 13th "The Management of Grief" (1988) by Bharati Mukherjee
December 11th "A Christmas Tragedy" (1966) by Agatha Christie

West End Book Club (2023)

The West End Book Club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. We meet at Davenport Public Library | Fairmount on the second Tuesday of each month. Join us for lively discussions and interesting reads! Space is limited so registration is required. Click here for more information.

January 10th American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
February 14th Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
March 14th The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen
April 11th Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson
May 9th The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
June 13: The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

July 11: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
August 8: Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman
September 12Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
October 10:​​​​​​​ The Survivors by Jane Harper​​​​​​​
November 14: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
December 12: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster​​​​​​​

For more information, call (563) 326-7832.