Brown Bag Book Group

The Brown Bag Group meets the first Thursday of every month from Noon - 1 p.m at the Kingston Free Library. The group does not meet in July. For more information contact Nancy Nadeau.

Book List





  • February 6th - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • March 6th - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • April 3rd - The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • May 1st - Flight Behavior by Barabara Kingslover
  • June 5th - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri fink
  • July - No Meeting
  • August 7th - End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwaibe
  • September 4th - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • October 2nd - The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
  • November 6th - Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • December 4th - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


  • January 3rd - Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  • February 7th - My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor
  • March 7th - The Disappearing Spoon and Other Tales of Madness, Love and History from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
  • April 4th - City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • May 2nd - Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
  • June 6th - Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • July - No Meeting
  • August 1st - World Made by Hand by James Kunstler
  • September 5th - Passing Strange: A Guilded Age of Love and Deception by Martha Sandweiss
  • October 3rd - Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  • November 7th - Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
  • December 5th - Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
  • January 2nd - Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo


  • February 2 - A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott
  • March 1 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • April 5 - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • May 3 - Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
  • June 7 - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • July 5 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
  • August 2 - The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • September 6 - Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • October 4 - The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
  • November 1 - Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
  • December 6 - In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
  • January 3, 2013 - The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
Backup Titles
  • Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruis Zafon
  • Lark and Termite by Jayne Ann Phillips


  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
  • Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
  • Plague of Doves by Louise Edrich
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  • Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovksy
  • The Unforgiving Minute by Craig M. Mullaney
  • World Without End by Ken Follett


Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Coibin

Other titles to be added.


  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Away by Amy Bloom
  • Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
  • House at Riverton by Kate Morton
  • Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende
  • Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiessen
  • Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on An Iowa Farm during the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robinson
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Run by Ann Patchett
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Worst Hard Time: the Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl by Tim Egan