Ages and Pages Reading Group

The reading group was organized the summer of 2005 and meets every six weeks at 6:30 p.m. at the Library.  Books are chosen by the group and a variety of types are selected. New members are always welcome. If you’re interested in joining the discussions, contact library staff for details of the next meeting at 897-7173 or

We are excited to have Peggy L. DeBlois, a Maine author join us at our next book club meeting to discuss her debut novel The Toll Road North.   We will meet Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm.  

Here is a list of past book club choices:

The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau.

  1. The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild by Dean Bennett
  2. Fly Rod Crosby: the Woman Who Marketed Maine by A. Hunter
  3. Campfires Rekindled by George S. Kephart
  4. We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich
  5. Defining Wilderness: Defining Maine, Collected Readings
  6. One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty
  7. Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinor Pruitt Stewart
  8. Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
  9. My Life by Isadora Duncan
  10. Blackberry Winter by Margaret Mead
  11. A New England Town: The First Hundred Years by Kenneth Lockridge
  12. A New England Girlhood by Lucy Larcom
  13. Amoskaeg: Life and Work In a New England Factory City by Tamara Hareven
  14. Happy Times in Mill City by Ann Sullivan
  15. Without a Farmhouse Near by Deborah Rawson
  16. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  17. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landrick
  18. A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies by Ellen Cooney
  19. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  20. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  21. Corpsman Legacy by Stephanie Caisse
  22. Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  23. Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  24. A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832 by Jean W. Blos
  25. The Shack by William P Young
  26. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  27. Love, Eat, Pray by Elizabeth Strout
  28. Icebound by Jerri Nielson
  29. Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
  30. Remarkable Americans: The Washburn Family by Kerck Kelsey
  31. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  32. An Ex to Grind by Jane Heller
  33. Priestess and the Pope by Paul Dionne
  34. Fair Clear and Terrible by Shirley Nelson
  35. 1984 by George Orwell
  36. Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
  37. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  38. A Soldiers Son by Jack Estes
  39. Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
  40. These is My Words by Nancy Turner
  41. Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy Turner
  42. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  43. Secret Ingredient by Susan Bishop Crispell
  44. When we were the Kennedy’s by Monica Wood
  45. Home Front by Kristin Hannah (April 2013)
  46. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (June 2013)
  47. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. (2013)
  48. Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene (2013)
  49. Orphan Train by Christina Baker (2013)
  50. Emmeline by Judith Rossner (2014)
  51. A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (2014)
  52. Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2014)
  53. Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich
  54. Trespasser by Paul Doioron
  55. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  56. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
  57. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  58. Secret Lives of Bees by Sue monk Kidd
  59. The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
  60. Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  61. Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
  62. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  63. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
  64. The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  65. Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman
  66. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  67. Madam President by Nicolle Wallace
  68. The Nest by Cynthia d April Sweeney
  69. Northern Borders by Howard Frank Mosher
  70. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael l Finkel
  71. A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
  72. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  73. A One in a Million Boy by Monica Woods
  74. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  75. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracey Chevelier
  76. A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  77. The Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks
  78. The Muse by Jessie Burton
  79. The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
  80. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  81. Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  82. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  83. The Paris Wife by Paula McLaine
  84. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  85. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  86. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  87. The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans
  88. Chronicles of a Radical Hag by Lorna Landvik
  89.  I Will Always Write by Martin Ganda & Caitlin Alifirenka
  90. Fever  by Mary Beth Keene
  91. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  92.  The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
  93. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
  94. Seed of Sarah:  Memoirs of a survivor by Judith Magyar Isaacson.
  95. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  96. The Diary of Anne Frank
  97. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  98. Mill Town:  Reckoning With What Remains by Kerri Arsenault
  99. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand 
  100. Room by Emma Donoghue
  101. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  102. The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
  103. Finding Freedom, A Cook’s Story Remaking A Life From Scratch by Erin French
  104. Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  105. Horse by Geraldine Brooks