Ludington Library's Bookclub for Adults
The "Rabid Reader" Book Club welcomes new members anytime at the Ludington Library. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 am, at the Ludington Library. Their next meeting will be July 21 at 9:30 am, discussing "The Wednesday Wars" a Young Adult book by Gary D. Schmidt.
"In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.
Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself."
Visit or call the Libraries at (231) 843-8465 or (231) 757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat.
Rabid Readers Reading List for 2017*
12/16/2016: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Bachman, fiction, c. 2015
1/20/17: "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, fiction, c. 2014
2/17: "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver, fiction, c. 2013
3/17: "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies, fiction, c. 2016
4/21: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner, fiction, c. 2014
5/19: "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, fiction, c. 1899
6/16: "Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World" by Adam Grant, nonfiction, c. 2016
7/21: "The Wednesday Wars" by Gary Schmidt, YA fiction, c. 2007
8/18: "Black-Eyed Susans" by Julia Heaberlin, fiction, c. 2015
9/15: "Perfume River" by Robert Olen Butler, fiction, c. 2016
10/20: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith, classic fiction, c. 1943
11/17: "Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot" by Martin W. Sandler, nonfiction, c. 2010
* Subject to change