Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library

Mail to:

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 17155
Amelia Island, FL 32035
904-530-6500
fernandinalibfriends@gmail.com

Insight- Electronic Newsletter


Officers
Jody Mackle, President
Margaret Bellucci, Treasurer
Mary Louise Hester, Secretary

Meetings
Fernandina Beach Library

Meetings are monthly 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Library Community Room
25 N. 4th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

The Friends of The Fernandina Beach Library

2023 Meeting Dates

Meetings dates will be posted soon. 

The Literary Book Club

FernandinaBeachLiteracyBookclubBanner Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Reading List 2020-2021

  • April. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • May. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • June. Beloved by Tony Morrison
  • July. Sapiens A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • August. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • September. Marie Antoinette, The Portrait of An Average Woman by Stefan Zweig
  • October. The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
  • November. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • December. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • January. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • February. Circe by Madeline Miller

Reading List 2019-2020

  • April:  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Lynne)
  • May: Milkman by Anna Burns (Susan)
  • June:  Brief and Wonderful Life of
    Oscar Wao by Jonot Diaz (Julie)
  • July:  Warlight by Michel Ondaatje (Andrea)
  • August: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (Penny)
  • September: The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson (Lila)
  • October:  Hidden Tapestry by Debra Dean (Vibeke)
  • November: The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham (Anne)
  • December: The Untouchable by John Banville (Evelyn)
  • January: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Judy)
  • February:  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Larry)
  • March:  PLANNING PARTY

Other Books Nominated:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Reading List 2018-2019

  • April: Radium Girls by Kate Moore (Sallie)
  • May: The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier (Carl)
  • June: Never Let Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Evelyn)
  • July: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Susan)
  • August: Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyne Ward (Andrea)
  • September: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Kay)
  • October: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Kathy)
  • November: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (Penny)
  • December: Daisy Miller by Henry James (Anne)
  • January: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Lynne)
  • February:  The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (Vibeke)

Reading List 2017-2018

  • April: Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara (Anne)
  • May: The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Susan)
  • June: All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (Jerry)
  • July: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Andrea)
  • August: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Nancy)
  • September: The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Kay)
  • October: Billy Budd by Herman Melville (Evelyn)
  • November: Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Maddy)
  • December: The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally (Lynn)
  • January: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Judy)
  • February:  The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman (Larry)

Other suggestions:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi (Coates)
  • Virginia Width of the World by Baldacci (Dawn)

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