Ludington's Friday Bookclub



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 June 17 at 9:30 am, discussing the novel: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler.

A Spool of Blue  Thread From

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor.

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. 
If you are interested in joining the Rabid Reader book group, or would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or ask for details at the Ludington Front Desk.



Rabid Readers Reading List for 2016*

12/18/2015: “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Fiction, c. 2013

01/15/2016: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. Classical fiction, c. 1953

02/19/2016: “Cascade” by Maryanne O’Hara. Fiction, c. 2013

03/18/2016: “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry, Fiction, c.2001

04/15/2016: “Alice I Have Been” by Melanie Benjamin. Historical fiction, c. 2010

05/20/2016: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz. YA fiction, c. 2012

06/17/2016: “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler. Fiction, c. 2015

07/15/2016: “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. Novelistic history, c. 2011

08/19/2016: “Women of the Silk” by Gail Tsukiyama. Fiction, c. 1991

09/16/2016: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. Historical fiction, c. 2015

10/21/2016: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Fiction, c. 2014

11/18/2016: “About Grace” by Anthony Doerr. Fiction, c. 2004


* Subject to change