Readers join new book club at Austintown Library


The new book club at the Austintown library, Page Turners, had its second meeting April 11 in the library’s meeting room.

“We wanted this to be a different kind of book club,” said Linda Kucalaba of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. “We wanted it to be somewhere that people could come to share their love of books and to talk about what they are reading. It’s very relaxed. You can talk about any book you are reading and everyone brings something different. It’s really interesting to see what people are reading every month and to get new suggestions.”

The book club is set up differently from many others in that everyone reads whatever book they want, in whatever form they want and then they bring it to talk about. Its main purpose is to suggest great reads that others could be interested in.

This month, the members read “Labyrinth” by Kate Mosse, a historical fiction novel about a young woman who stumbles upon a surprising discovery at an Egyptian dig and ends up discovering a few surprising things about herself and her crew mates; “The Maul and the Pear Tree” by P.D. James and T.A. Critchley, which was a true crime story about the murders of a British family in 1811; “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal, a historical fiction novel about World War II, and more.

The next meeting of the Page Turners club will be May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Austintown library.

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