Looking for a few good books

BURGETTSTOWN – The Night Light Readers is looking for a few good books.

The book club meets at 9:30 a.m. the last Monday of each month, rotating meetings between the Burgettstown Community Library located at 2 Kerr St., Burgettstown, and Doc’s Diner on Main located at 97 Main St., Hickory.

“We’re the Night Light Readers because we usually end up reading late at night,” said member Sarah Mitchell, noting most members have young children and the group also offers the opportunity to socialize with other parents.

The club is open to men and women interested in discussing books across a variety of genres, from contemporary fiction to urban paranormal to science fiction to young adult.

The group usually reads one book per month, but sometimes reads and discusses up to three. During meetings, members discuss the month’s book, make recommendations on additional books, swap books and decide on the next month’s book.

In March, the group will be reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, which follows a young book-lover through her struggles living in Nazi-era Germany. The group will meet at the library in March. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to attend.

“This is a hard one to read, but we’ve read difficult books before – ‘House Rules’ and ‘Nineteen Minutes’ (by Jodi Picoult), ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ (by Jay Asher),” said Mitchell, noting the books looked at autism, school shootings and suicide. “I think we’ll have a good discussion.”

In April, the group will welcome Burgettstown author Annette Dashofy, whose mystery, “Circle of Influence,” will be published in March by Henery Press. A dead body is found in an influential man’s abandoned car, and a deputy coroner and police chief must find the killer. The book is available for pre-order for $11. The group is scheduled to meet at Doc’s Diner in April. For information on Dashofy’s books, visit her website at www.annettedashofy.com.

This summer, the group would like to work with the library to create a book club for children and encourage children to read and discuss books.

For information on local book clubs, including the Night Light Readers, contact the Burgettstown Public Library at (724) 947-9780.