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Midcoast Rotary Book Club

Midcoast Rotary Book Club members, currently of both the Camden and West Bay Rotary Clubs, meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except June - August), 4:30 p.m., in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. [NOTE: Presently, the Book Club is meeting via ZOOM, so if you would like to participate, please email Kristen who will forward the meeting call information!]
As you can see by our reading list shared here, we read both fiction and non-fiction; the book to be discussed is chosen by a member at the previous month's meeting. List is reverse-chronological by year (most current year first).  All interested Rotarians are welcome. FMI: Contact Kristen Lindquist at


January - Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Family, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace (NF) by Carl Safina

February - Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Future (NF) by Merlin Sheldrake

March - Deep River (F) by Karl Marlantes

April - Peyton Place (F) by Grace Metalious

May - The Searcher (F) by Tana French



January - The Killing Moon (F) by Allister Timms

February - Good Talk (NF) by Mira Jacob, 3.5

March - Into the Raging Sea (NF) by Rachel Slade

April - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (NF) by John Berendt

May - Small Great Things (F)  by Jodi Picoult

June - A Spool of Blue Thread (F) by Anne Tyler

September - The Nightingale (F) by Kristin Hannah

November - The Splendid and the Vile (NF) by Erik Larson

December - Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II (NF), by Vicki Constantine Croke



January - Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover (NF)

February - Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline (F)

March - Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (F), 3.8

April - The Storyteller's Secret, Sejal Badani (F), 3.1

May - The House of the Broken Angels, Luis Alberto Urrea (F), 3.1

September - The Big Burn, Timothy Egan (NF)

October - The Great Alone (F) by Kristin Hannah, 3.5

November - Our Towns by Deborah and James Fallows

December - The Madonnas of Leningrad (F) by Debra Dean, 3.4



January - All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (F)

February - The Ink Blots: Hermann Rorschach..., Damion Searls (NF)

March/April - A Legacy of Spies, John LeCarre (F)

May - A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles (F)

September - The Feather Thief, Kirk Wallace Johnson (NF)

October - Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre (NF)

November - The Wooden Nickel, William Carpenter (F)

December - The Poacher's Son, Paul Doiron (F)



January - The Underground Railroad, Colin Whitehead (F)

February - Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance (NF)

March/April - Excellent Daughters, Katherine Zoepff (NF)

May - One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood (F)

June - Our Endless, Numbered Days, Claire Fuller (F)

September - On Basilisk Station, David Weber (F)

October - The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkel (NF)

November - Under the Harrow, Flynn Berry (F)

December - Winter World, Bernd Heinrich (NF)