Senior Book Club

The Senior Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1 pm at

Rowlett Community Centre

For a complete list of these titles, click HERE to be directed to our catalog

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (September 1, 2021)

  • Also available as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
  • Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views defy ideological convention.

The Storyteller: A Novel by Jodi Picoult       (October 6, 2021)

  • Also available as an eAudiobook on Hoopla.
  • Sage Singer works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship.
The storyteller

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris (November 3, 2021)

  • Also available as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and as an eBook or eAudiobook on Hoopla.
  • Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens - a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.
Sold on a Monday

Taye's Gift by Pat Simmons                       (December 1, 2021)

  • When six old high school friends receive a letter that their fellow friend, Charity Hart, wrote before she passed away, their lives take an unexpected turn. She leaves them each a check for $1,500 and asks them to grant a wish—a secret wish—for someone else by Christmas.
Tayes Gift

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (January 5, 2022)

  • Also available as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
  • In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
Tea Girl

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear      (February 2, 2022) 

  • Also available as an eBook or eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby, and as an eAudiobook on Hoopla.
  • Maisie, a private investigator in 1929, is a perceptive observer of human nature, and understands the motivations and demons prevalent in postwar England. Featuring a strong protagonist and a lively sense of time and place this book will carry readers along to further thought and understanding about the futility and horror of war, as well as a desire to hear more of Maisie.
Maisie Dobbs

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson                    (March 2, 2022)

  • Also available as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby and as an eAudiobook on Hoopla.
  • When a shepherd in Wyoming is found dead, Sheriff Walt Longmire suspects it could be suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a powerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King (April 6, 2022)

  • Also available as an eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby.
  • In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman stumbles onto him. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.
Beekeepers Apprentice

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan     (May 4, 2022)

  • Also available as an eBook or eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby.
  • As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir, resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.
Chilbury Ladies