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Goodreads Staff Reviews

  • The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why it Matters Today
  • When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
  • My Sunshine Away
  • Enchanted August: A Novel
  • Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone

Goodreads Staff Reviews
Read a book reviewed by our Library staff on Goodreads.


Best Books of 2014

2014 National Book Awards
The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

Entertainment Weekly
10 Best Fiction Books of 2014

Entertainment Weekly
10 Best NonFiction Books of 2014

New York Magazine - Top Ten
The 10 Best Books of 2014

New York Times Book Review
The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

O The Oprah Magazine
The jury is in! Get ready to dive in and read these captivating books of the past 12 months, as picked by O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com editors.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014
Each November, our reviews editors look back at the nearly 9,000 titles we reviewed over the course of the year and pick favorites.

Washington Post
The ten best books of 2014.

Booklists

15 Books America’s Most Successful People All Read
There's no one key to success, but many of the country's most successful people do have one thing in common: their taste in books.

Oprah’s Book Club
Straight from the lady herself. Pick a title from Oprah's featured book club.

Read it & Stream it!
Read the eBook, then stream the movie.

Which Was Better, the Book or the Movie?
Which is Better, the Book or the Movie? Decide for yourself.


Read Alikes

Books & Authors
Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alikes.

Chat about books & more at one of our discussion groups.
There is something for everyone!

Click on the group title to find out what titles or topics are currently being discussed.
All listed groups are open for anyone to attend.

See our upcoming books discussions here »


Library led book discussion groups:

Arabian Nights Book Discussion Group
Meets at Arabian Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

How Did I Miss That One? Book Discussion Group
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

I Wish I Had Read That Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

PALS Book Discussion Group
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

Book discussion groups:

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: erbana@gmail.com

Contemporary Literature Book Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Barbara Serle, (480) 991-6056

Literate Lizards Book Discussion Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Barbara Yavitt, (480) 948-2651


History / Crafts / Games:

Advanced Beginner Bridge
Meets at Appaloosa Library
Information: Donna Ropp, dropp@cox

Art All Around Us
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: The Phoenix Art Museum, (480) 312-READ (7323)

Civil War Roundtable
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Dr. John Bamberl, 480.699.5844

Cookbook Club
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: (480) 312-READ (7323)

In Stitches Knitters Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Catherine Kelleher, Kelleher_Catherine@hotmail

Not Your Mama’s Quilting
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Bonnie Bobman, (480) 688-0046 or fabrications2b@cox.net

Play Scrabble!
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Gerry, (480) 922-7762

Women’s Discussion Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Jill Karuso, (480) 947-0340

Music discussions / Music performance:

Opera Appreciation Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: Carol Harman, (480) 348-1778 or carolharman@cox.net

Sultans of Rock
Meets at Palomino Library
Information: (480) 484-7000 (ext. 6213)


For aspiring writers:

Indie Publishing Roundtable
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Nikki Davis, scottsdalewriters@gmail.com

Mustang Writers’ Creative Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Amy Schuster, amyschusterspen@aol.com

Mustang Writers’ Critique Group
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Carrie Bell, clsbell29@gmail.com

Scottsdale Mustang Poets
Meets at Mustang Library
Information: Christy White, (480) 677-0000

Storytelling:

Tellers of Tales Storytelling Group
Meets at Civic Center Library
Information: (602) 390-3858

Book Club to Go (formerly Talk and Tote) Collections:

If you are interested in starting your own book discussion group or energizing your current one - then pick up a Book Club to Go at your Scottsdale Public Library.

Book Clubs to Go contain multiple copies of a book, and in some cases, author information, and discussion questions. Some even have a DVD so your group can compare the book and movie.

The library has a large number of titles to choose from. Just enter "Book Club to Go" into a keyword search in the library's catalog for what's available today.

  1. To check out a Book Club to Go, request the items online.
  2. You will be able to check out the Book Club to Go for 45 days.



  See our current list of available titles »