HPL Reads, Online Book Club!
Have you ever found yourself enthralled in a book? Perhaps you’re holding your heart as you empathize with the characters’ tragic experiences or keeping back tears when the heroine puts herself in the line of fire to defend the innocent.
We at HPL know that emotions run high during a well-written novel, or even a ground-breaking non-fiction book with an enticing and unique perspective on the facts. We can relate! We love good books.
We know what it’s like when you pull back from the pages, insert your bookmark, close your book, and you are left facing that internal, burning desire: to talk. To talk about how the vulnerability of the protagonist made him stronger in the end.
How he reminds you of someone you used to know. Or the meaning of the metaphor in Chapter 12.
It is such a meaningful thing to share with someone all of your beautiful, personal, or academic interpretations of what you just read. And we know what it's like when you are about to begin a rapport, only to stay silent as you look around the room and remember that you’re in quarantine and are currently practicing social distancing by reading alone at home.
No worries! There is a solution!
HPL recommends HPL Reads, our online book club!
The book club for grown-ups, reads one book per month. Members can make book suggestions and vote on their favorite.
Options include but are not limited to:
- New Fiction
- Historical Fiction
A few past titles included:
- The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett
- The Deep by Rivers Solomon
- A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
You can see them all and examples of discussion questions on our group page on Goodreads.com. You will need to sign in or create an account with Goodreads.
This is a trusted website and highly useful for people who want to keep track of the books they read, make reading lists, and write reviews. Visit our page on Goodreads where you can express yourself to eager listeners and hear the unique perspectives of your peers.
Book Clubs are great for this type of interaction! They also increase the value of the book itself, because it now offers not only the interesting and entertaining content created by the author, but a community, a dialogue, and shared experiences between human beings—the job and joy of a library.
Wishing you all a sense of a connection and sanity!