Looking for a booklist for inspiration for your next read? Do you want to learn more about our book discussion groups, maybe join one of our book clubs? We at Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries have you covered!
This list is for the reader who is not sure that non-fiction can be ‘readable,’ enjoyable, and as emotionally satisfying as a good novel. Whether one’s favorite genre is mystery, romance, historical fiction, speculative fiction, westerns or….., there’s a good chance at least ONE book on this list will meet your reading & enjoying criteria. AND – if nonfiction is your reading of choice, you just might find something nifty that has slipped past your reader’s radar.
NPR’s Best Fiction Reads of 2016
National Public Radio frequently publishes an annual “Best of” list for well-reviewed books. This month’s display and booklist includes the just-over 100 adult fiction titles from the 2016 list that are owned by the FNSB Libraries. There are 306 titles ranging over all genres and age groups on the complete NPR list, but we decided just to concentrate on fiction for adults. Consider it an end-of-summer invitation to spread your reading wings! Enjoy.
Book Clubs | Discussion Groups
Great Books Discussion Group
Readings for 2018
Noel Wien Library, Second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Group Study Room 2
These discussions generally follow the format and materials available through the Great Books Foundation. Having been through most of their readings, we now supplement with books of our own choosing. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of education. The only requirements are a willingness to read carefully and an interest in discussing subjects that matter. Emphasis is on the experience of struggling to express our own interpretations and ideas rather than learning the latest opinions of academic specialists.
First-time participants should check with Pat Sackinger for copies of the selections and to verify the date. (Schedules sometimes change from the regular 2nd Tuesday. of the month).
All readings through April are selections from Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3
All readings December 2018- April 2019 are selections from
Great Books Foundation, Great Conversations 3
December 11 – pages 97 – 154
Discourse Seven by Joshua Reynolds
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam by Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) / Robert Browning
January 8 – pages 155-234
The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain
February 12 – pp.235-294
On The Advantage And Disadvantage Of History For Life by Frederick Nietzsche
The Devil Baby At Hull House by Jane Addams
The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G. Wells
March 12 – pp. 295 -4462
Mario And The Magician by Thomas Mann
The Daughters Of The Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield
R.U.R. by Karel Capek
April 9 – pp. 447-512
My Confessions by Mary McCarthy
Holy Week by Deborah Eisenberg
May 14, 2019
Murder In The Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
Library Contact: Julia Troike – 459-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion Leader: Pat Sackinger – 479-6808
Updated: December 2018