The Reisterstown Readers meet at the Reisterstown Library at 7:00 on the second Thursday of every month.

Hello Readers! Here is a look at what we will be reading in upcoming months:


May 11 All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Killy

June 8 Alligator Candy by David Kushner

July 13 Lab Girl by Hope Jayden

August 10 Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

September 14 Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

October 13 Adnan’s Story by Arabia Chaudry

November 10 The Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon

December 8 Moonglow by Michael Cabon

January 12 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Ferbruary 9 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

March 9 The Nix by Nathan Hill

April 13 A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

Members can visit our group page on Goodreads.com to see the books we will be voting on, as well as their summaries and reviews.

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book”

Published on February 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm  Comments (33)  

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  1. I love our club and writing on our new Blog. Even though Lauri sometimes deletes my messages. I am claiming sexual discrimination

    AL – the last man standing.

  2. Yay!

    Constellation Books salutes what is probably the longest running book club in Reisterstown.

    Looking forward to discussing “Manhunt” by Swanson.

  3. Ours is a great book club!!!
    I do am looking forward to the Manhunt discussion, so much I did not know. Did I forget my history lessons or were they not complete?

  4. Hi! My name is Paul. I live in Arizona. If I lived in Reisterstown, I’d join your group. You look like an awesome bunch of literati.

  5. You are awesome, Lauri!! This will only add to the connection we have to the book club and each other during the rest of the month. Thanks for taking the bull by the horns 🙂

  6. I love when you do stuff like this Lauri! You’re awesome. I don’t live close enough to join the club, but I can still share ideas and thoughts. It’s great.

  7. Thanks,Lauri!
    I love our group. The fact that we have such good participation lets us all know how much we enjoy it. I know I hate to miss it. Love you all! Terry

  8. My name is Olaf and I am a Norwegian fisherman who lives near Oslo, Norway. After reading your blog, I have decided to take my lovely wife, Gretchen, and our 4 children to the Reisterstown Book Club. Our youngest, Sven is 6 years old and has only finished half of “Manhunt”. However, we can not find a babysitter for Thursday March 12, 2009, so we will be bringing him, too.

    Ya, I think you have a great club – and Allan Wood has a wonderful sense of humor !!! Best Wishes Olaf

  9. I finished “My Year of Magical Thinking”. I think that it is a great book and Joan Didion is a wonderful writer. I am looking forward to speaking about the book and hearing the comments from our club. Allan – no longer the only man. Gosh, I miss that specialness!!

  10. P.S. What ever happened to Olaf. I hope he didn’t get lost in a Norwegian ice flow.


  11. No, Allan, I did not get lost in an ice flow. I have been home in Norway sitting by the fireplace with my lovely wife Gretchen. We are both reading “My Year of Magical Thinking”. We will be flying to Baltimore on Norwegian Airlines, Flight 007, and will arrive at BWI airport in plenty of time to be at the Reisterstown Book Club meeting on April 9th. We will then catch the next available flight back to Norway with the next month’s book club selection.

    Sorry, but I’ve got to go now and feed my dog team.

    All my Best,


  12. Hey ladies, that was quite a lively discussion of “My Year of Magical Thinking”. Not only did we discuss the book, but we got a chance to offer our own thoughts about life and how each of us carries on through adversity. I really felt like that was one of our best discussions yet. My only regret is that Olaf could not have been there with us. However, I am sure that he was there in spirit.

    AL “am I the only man who reads” Wood.

    P.S. Thanks Lauri for the Apple Juice, I’ve been drinking it all weekend !!

  13. Hi, Readers! Thank you so much for sending your emissary with a rose and a wonderful card! I’m sharing your thanks and nice thoughts with all staff. It was a wonderful note to end the week on!

  14. What a great discussion about an outstanding book at last night’s meeting. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic that earned an “A” from all members. Since I am a relatively new member (2 years) is this the first time a book received all “A’?
    The mud slide brownies were yummy, thanks to Helyn for bringing them.

  15. Lauri, You have done an outstanding job on this blog. Thank you very much! Judy, you are amazing and keep the book club running smoothly and do so much work behind the scenes. Thank You!
    And to all the Members a Special Thanks for being such a fun, intelligent and lively (and lovely) group of people. I’ve made some wonderful friends and look forward to each month.

  16. It’s been quite a while since I last visited our blog and I’m amazed at all the information contained here. You’ve done an amazing job Lauri! This is a really wonderful resource for book lists and events around town.

    BTW Al, I feel you should sponsor Olaf’s and Gretchen’s (not to mention their 4 children’s) trip to our fair town. They could be here for the July meeting. What do you say, Al?


  17. Thanks everybody for your support and your contributions!


  18. Arlene,

    Olaf and Gretchen plan to attend next month’s meeting, providing that the refreshments are adequate.

    P.S. I enjoyed our lively discussion of Einstein. Our members had some wonderful insights. I think that Albert would have been proud of all of us.

    E = MC2.


  19. I can hardly wait to meet Olaf and Gretchen in a couple weeks. The trip to the States must be arduous. Why don’t you cater the refreshments so they won’t be disappointed. I’ll gladly give up my September snack turn for such nn auspicious occasion.

    I’m hoping to get a copy of September’s book tonight since I missed last month’s meeting. We went to visit our daughter in Minneapolis and were able to give Dan permission to marry Amy in May.

  20. I love the snowman! Thank you so much Lauri for bringing us this wonderful resource, especially at this busy time of year.

  21. Great Meeting last night.
    Barbara Walters – Devil or Angel ???
    or just a very driven journalist.

    Someone suggested that a better title than “Audition” would be “Ambition”. I thought that was right on the mark.

    AL Wood – the last man reading !!!

  22. Just found the website and I love it!
    My introduction to Reisterstown Readers was at the September meeting thanks to Eileen. I think you are a great find.
    I have printed out your list of “Books We’ve Read” and see that I have read about half of them. So I’m in the right place. See you in November.

    Patty Koch

    • Thanks Patty! The blog is sadly in need of an update, I’ll get on that soon. I’m glad you’ll be coming to the meetings, I look forward to seeing you!

  23. Hmmm. Would it be a good idea to post our bookclub meeting schedule on the website with the book for each meeting, if it is known? Just a thought….

    • Good idea Linda, thanks for your suggestions!

  24. I thought “The Tattoo Artist” was an unusual, interesting story but we don’t have enough copies in the library. You may enjoy this short read.
    Patty Koch

  25. Hey Laurie,

    Are we meeting for dinner before the book discussion on March 10th? Allan

    And if so where and when ? Call or email me.

    • Since I wasn’t going to be able to make the meeting this month, I’m not sure if a dinner was planned. We’ll get something together for next month!

  26. Hey all! Wasn’t it great to have Michael Olesker at the bookclub? What an entertaining and informative and fun guy.

  27. Kenneth Branagh looking to adapt GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PIE PEEL SOCIETY for film:

  28. Hello, is the group still active? I see the monthly book but I’m not sure whether that’s for the present year.

    • Hi Tatiana! Yes, this is the schedule for 2015-2016. We are meeting tonight at 7:00, feel free to join us even if you haven’t read the book.

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