Ludington's Friday Bookclub



Ludington Library's Bookclub for Adults 

The "Rabid Reader" Book Club meets on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 am, at the Ludington Library. Their next meeting will be February 16 at 9:30 am, discussing “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Byson.


Thunderbolt Kid From 


From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s.


Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)—in his head—as "The Thunderbolt Kid."



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 2018 Reading Schedule
12/15/2017: “A Study in Scarlet Women” by Sherry Thomas - fiction
1/19/2018: “A Kind of Freedom” by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton - fiction
2/16: “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson - nonfiction
3/16: “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See - fiction
4/20: “The Tears of Dark Water” by Corbin Addison - fiction
5/18: “The Island of Worthy Boys” by Connie Hertzberg Mayo - fiction
6/15: “Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig - fiction
7/20: “Iqbal” by Francesco D’Adamo – Young Adult fiction
8/17: “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie - fiction
9/21: “My Ántonia” by Willa Cather – Children’s fiction
10/19: “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead - fiction
11/16: “A Delicate Truth” by John le Carré - fiction