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Book Group Discussion Kits

Click on a book title below to see the Book Group Discussion Kit's
availability in the card catalogue or see a librarian for
help checking out the Book Group Discussion Kits.

Betty's Book Buzz



August - All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams

September - Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

October - The Pioneers:  The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough


January – Back When We Were Young by Ann Taylor

February – Nightfall by Nelson DeMille

March – China Dolls by Lisa See

April – Empire Falls by Richard Russo

May – Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

June – Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

July – Wonder by R J. Palacio

August – no book club meeting

September – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

October – Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

November – Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

December – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Book Clubs

There are two Book Clubs at
Hampton Community Library:


Murder By the Book (Mystery Book Club)


Betty's Book Buzz

See the lists below for each Book Club's selections.

Murder By the Book
Mystery Book Club


Click here to visit our webpage.  Due to possible scheduling changes as a result of the pandemic, meeting dates and times can be found on Eventkeeper.

Click here to view a synopsis of the book selections for January 2018 through June 2024.

Click here to view a synopsis of the book selections for June 2012 through December 2018.


January 2024 - The Never Game (Colton Shaw #1) by Jeffery Deaver
February 2024 - Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
March 2024 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
April 2024 - Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena
May 2024 - Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent
June 2024 - Zero Days by Ruth Ware


January - Survive the Night by Riley Sager

February - The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

March - The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

April - The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

May - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

June - The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

July - The Family Upstairs (#1) by Lisa Jewell

August - The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

September - The Silent Wife (Will Trent #10) by Karin Slaughter


January - The Whisper Man by Alex North

February - The Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz

March - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

April - The Inheritance Games by Jennifer (Lynn) Barnes

May - The Guest List by Lucy Foley

June - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

July - Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin

August - The Ruins by Scott B. Smith

September - The Survivors by Jane Harper

October - No Exit by Taylor Adams

November - Gone for Good (Det. Annalisa Vega #1) by Joanna Schaffhausen

December - Lost Hills (Eve Ronin #1) by Lee Goldberg


January - The Chain by Adrian McGinty

February - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

March - Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

April - Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

May - The Last Passenger by Charles Finch

June - All the Missing Girls by Meghan Miranda

July - Long Bright River by Liz Moore

August - Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Couch

September - The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller #7) by Michael Connelly

October - In The Dark by Loreth Anne White

November - When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

December - Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1) by Rachel Caine


January - I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
February - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
March - Our House by Louise Candlish
April - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

May - The Defense by Steve Cavanagh and The Snow Killer by
           Ross Greenwood

June - Death is in the Details (Paynes Creek Thriller, Book
by Heather Sunseri and Don't Make a Sound:  A
           Sawyer Brooks Thriller
 by T.R. Ragan

July - Find Me (Inland Empire Book 1) by Anne Frasier

August - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

September - The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

October - Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
November - The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day
December - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides



January - Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

February - Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy

March - Prey by Michael Crichton

April - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

May - The 7-1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

June - The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
July - Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
August - It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
September - Bone Music by Christopher Rice
October - Believe Me by J.P. Delaney
November - Redemption Road by John Hart
December - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight



January - The House of Silk:  A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz

February - The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

March - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

April - IQ by Joe Ide

May - A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

June - The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon

July - One Kick by Chelsea Cain

August - The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer

September - Tell No One by Harlan Coben

October - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

November - My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

December - Bad Move by Linwood Barclay


January - Dead Irish by John Lescroart

February - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John LeCarre

March - Never Go Back by Lee Child

April - The Kill Switch by James Rollins

May - Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

June - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

July - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August - NYPD Red by James Patterson

September - Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry

October - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

November - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

December - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


January - The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

February - The Innocent by David Baldacci

March - Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

April - The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

May - Identical by Scott Turow

June - The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

July - Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein

August - The Watchman by Robert Crais

September - The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

October - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

November - Marathon Man by William Goldman

December - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett


January - The Poet by Michael Connelly

February - Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs

March - The Company by Robert Littell

April - The Quiet Game by Greg Iles

May - Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

June - The Intercept by Dick Wolf

July - The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

August - The Murder Artist by John Case

September - Ripper by Isabel Allende

October - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

November - A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay

December - When The Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman


January - Triptych by Karin Slaughter

February - Murder One by Robert Dugoni

March - Gone by Mo Hayder

April - Still Life by Louise Penny

May - Defending Jacob by William Landay

June - The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

July - The Last Child by John Hart

August - Help for the Haunted by John Searles

September - The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

October - The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

November - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

December - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


January - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

February - A Drink Before The War by Dennis Lehane

March - Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

April - Nancy Martin author visit/book signing

May - In The Woods by Tana French

June - The Redbreast by Joe Nesbo

July - Triple Cross by Mark Sullivan

August - Rules of Prey by John Sandford

September - Drowning House by Elizabeth Black

October - The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver

November - Night Fall by Nelson DeMille

December - The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva


June - Mirror Image by Dennis Palumbo

June - Gone, But Not Forgotten by Philip Margolin

July - Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

August - Courting Trouble by Lisa Scottoline

September - Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

October - Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

November - Open Season by C.J. Box

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