Book Clubs

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

Between the Lines Book Club (2024)

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

March 13: Emma  by Jane Austen
April 10: The Maid by Nita Prose
May 8: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
June 12: Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcoff

Big/Little Book Club (2024)

Big/Little Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the Eastern Branch. 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.

March 7: Sunshine by Marion dane Bauer

Brown Bag Book Club (2024)

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

February 28: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
March 27: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
April 24: The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
May 22: The Double Helix by James D. Watson
June 26: The Circus Train by Amkita Parikh

 

Online Reading Challenge (2024)

The Online Reading Challenge is runs through the Info Cafe blog and the Beanstack app. 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 Online Reading Challenge! The theme for 2024 is Decades! Click or tap here for more information.

January: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge (1800s) 
February: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1900s & 1910s)
March: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (1920s & 1930s)
April: The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman (1940s)
May: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (1950s & 1960s)
June: Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (1970s)
July: Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman (1980s)
August: Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart (1990s)
September: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (2000s to Present)
October: Klara and the Sun by Kasuo Ishiguro (Future)
November: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Spanning Decades/Time)
December: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (Dual Timelines)

Overbooked (2024)

Do you love to read and wish you could talk to other people about what you read? Then join Overbooked! The club meets 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. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

July 18: The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz
August 15: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
September 19: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
October 17: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
November 21: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
December 19: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Read With Pride (2024)

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community every month with the Read with Pride book club! The club reads fiction and nonfiction titles by queer authors or featuring queer characters. The club meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Fairmount Branch at 6:30pm. Books are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Fairmount Branch service desk. This program is best suited to adults. Registration is required. Click here for more information.
 
February 20: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

March: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
April: Last Night at the Telegraph Club
May: Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing
June: Heartstopper
July: Call Me By Your Name
August: Giovanni's Room

 

See YA (2024)

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

March 6: We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
April 3: The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
May 1: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
June 5: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Shorts & Sweets (2024)

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

TV6 Book Club (2024)

Join Morgan Ottier and Brittany Peacock monthly for TV6 Book Club monthly live on KWQC Channel 6 during Quad Cities today at 3pm. For more information about the books discussed, click here for more information! 

March 13: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
April 1: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
May 6: Watching You by Lisa Jewell
June 3: The Celebrants Steven Rowley
July 1: The Echo of Old Books by Barbaa Davis
 

West End Book Club (2024)

The West End Book Club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. The club meets at the Fairmount Branch on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

July 9: Emma by Jane Austen
August 13: How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
September 10: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
October 8: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
November 12: The Hidden Child by Louise Fein
December 10: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

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