Upton Reads

The Upton Reads Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:45 or on the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 in the library gathering room. Sue Pfeiffer from the library staff leads a casual and thought-provoking discussion of an eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library. Please call the library directly at 508-529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.


Currently Reading

An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

Titles for 2021

January 12 - The Sisters of Summit Avenue, by Lynn Cullen

February 9 - American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummings

March 9 - The Gifted School, by Bruce Holsinger                                                                   

April 13 - The Lions of Fifth Avenue, by Fiona Davis 

May 11 - A Good Neighborhood, Theresa Ann Fowler

June 8 - Deacon King Kong, by James McBride

July 13 - The Mystery of Mrs Christie, by Marie Benedict

August 17 - The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner

September 14 - This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

October 12 -  Searching for Sylvie Lee, by Jean Kwok

November 9 - The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

December 14  - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie  

Titles for 2022

January 11 / 13 - Of Salt and Women, by Gabriela Garcia

February 8 / 10 - An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

March 8 - The Exiles, by Christina Baker Kline

April 12 - How Beautiful we Were, by Imbolo Mbue

May 10 - The Last Garden in England, by Julia Kelly

June 7 - Ordinary Graces, by William Kent Krueger

July 12 - 

August 9

September 13 - The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles

October 11 - 

November 8 - 

December 13 - 

2020 Titles

January 14 - The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
February 11 - Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
March 10 - The Wartime Sisters, by Lynda Cohen Loigman
April 14 - The Secrets we Kept, by Lara Prescott

May - July - No meetings due to Covid 19

August 11 - Educated, by Tara Westover

September 8 - When We Left Cuba, by Chantel Cleeton

October 13 - American Princess, by Sephanie Thornton

November 10 -  The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

December 8 - A Single Thread, by Tracy Chevalier

2019 Titles

January 8 - Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers by Terri Lynne Defino
February 12 - The Widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
March 12 - Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
April 9 -  The Glass Ocean, by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Wilig
May 14 - The Tuscan Child, by Rhys Bowen
June 11 - Dark Tide: the great Boston molasses flood of 1919, by Stephen Puleo
July 9 - Bowlaway, by Elizabeth McCracken
August 13 - The Island of the Sea Women, by Lisa See
September 10 - A Well Behaved Woman, by Theresa Ann Fowler
October 8 - Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
November 12 - Where the Crawdad Sings, Delia Owens
December 10 -  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardso

2018 Titles

January 9 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
February 13 - The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner
March 13 - The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
April 10 - The Address by Fiona Davis
May 8 - Love and other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
June 12 - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
July 10 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
August 14 - Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
September 11 - The Hideaway by Lauren Denton
October 9 - The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
November 13 - The Lightkeepers Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol
December 11 - Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

2017 Titles

January 10 - The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny
February 14 - The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
March 14 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
April 11 - This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
May 9 - Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
June 13 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
July 11 -  Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
August 8 - The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
September 12 - The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman
October 10 - Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray
November 14 - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
December 12 - The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

2016 Titles

January 12 - A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
February 9 - Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
March 8 - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
April 12 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 10 - The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
June 14 - The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
July 12 - This is your Life Harriett Chance by Jonathan Evision
August 9 - The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
September 13 - Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
October 11 - The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
November 15 - The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
December 13 - The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

2015 Titles

January 13 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
February 10 - Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
March 10 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
April 14 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
May 12 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
June 9 - Vintage by Susan Gloss
July 14 - The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
August 11 - The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
September 8 - The Rosie Effect by Grame Simsion
October 13 - Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
November 10 - The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
December 8 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

2014 Titles

January - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
February - The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
March - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grimsson
May - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
June - The Supremes at Earls All You Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
July - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
August - A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
September - The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
October - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriella Zevin
November - A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
December - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg