Connect with local readers who share your interests.
Interested in joining a local book club? The public libraries in Bluffton and Hilton Head has you covered. Everyone is welcome, and there is no need to register. See which one suits your reading style, read the book and attend the next scheduled meeting to talk it over with the club.
Hilton Head Library
The Senior Center Book Club
Next meeting: 2 p.m., May 19
Required reading: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe
It’s 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era’s rigid social roles, she buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Hilton Head Library
The Novel Evenings Book Club
Next meeting: 6 p.m., May 12
Required reading:The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
An all-fiction lovers’ book club showcasing wit, wisdom, camaraderie and cookies.
Next meeting: 1 p.m., May 12
Required reading: Miracle Creek By Angie Kim
In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.
The Bio Book Club
A literary circle learning about themselves and life by reading about other lives.
Next meeting: 11 a.m., May 14
Required reading: American Prometheus: The Triumph & Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer By Kai Bird
J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress.
Bluffton Library Book Club
A literary circle for the sharing of the joys, sorrows, surprises and wonders of the written word.
Next meeting: 1 p.m., May 20
Required reading: The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides
A shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.