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Main Street Reads hosts several different book clubs for our community, and is always open to adding more or hosting your local club (email mainstreetreads@gmail.com with your ideas or needs!)

Main Street Writes

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group is open to all. We’re working on a Facebook group to hold meetings during the pandemic and if you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single-spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to mainstreetreads@gmail.com

Summer Story Time

As soon as it’s safe and permissable we’ll be back with story time for the young ones and we’re exploring a virtual solution for this with Miss Colleen ’til then!

Living Large: Bestsellers

To celebrate best-selling authors, local favorites and controversial reads, we offer up our Living Large Bookclub. Watch our calendar for details!

Thrill in the ‘Ville:

For Summerville lovers of mystery and thrillers, our Thrill in the ‘Ville Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, led by bookseller Emma Wood.

Young Adult: Teen and YA

Our next YA Book Club meeting is happening on the 2nd Thursday of April, April 9th at 6 p.m. Leading the discussions are bookseller Hannah Rose Summers and YA enthusiast Ty Henderson.

The Pulpwood Queens

Do you know about the Pulpwood Queens Book Club? With over 750 chapters nationwide, you should! Below are monthly selections and bonus book selections. Pulpwood Queen club meetings are led by bookseller Shari Stauch.

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2021 Official Pulpwood Queen Selections

JANUARY 2021

Spellbound Under the Spanish Moss: A Southern Tale of Magic by Connor Judson Garrett and Kevin N. Garrett


January International Book of the Month:
King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema by Anupama Chopra

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Book of Longings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Exiles: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

FEBRUARY 2021

My Pursuit of Beauty: A Cosmetic Chemist Reveals The Glitz, The Glam, and The Batsh*t Crazy by Vince Spinnato and Mickey Goodman

February International Book of the Month:
Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Single Day by Jay Shetty

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • The Paris Library: A Novel by Janet Skeslien Charles
  • Her. Vol. 1 and Her. Vol.2 by Pierre Alex Jeanty
  • What? And Give Up Show Business? by James Hampton
  • Knock! Knock!: Lessons Learned and Stories Shared— 
  •  A Ride-Along with Sales Superstar Doug Thompson by Douglas Thompson and Echo Montgomery Garrett

MARCH 2021

The Chanel Sisters: A Novel by Judithe Little

March International Book Club Selection:
Paradise Road: A Memoir by Marilyn Kriete

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • The Mermaid Mahjong Circle: A Fairy Tale for Women by Claudia Grossman
  • The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane
  • The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman
  • The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel by Lisa Wingate

April Book Club Selection:

The Flying Cutterbucks: A Novel by Kathleen M. Rogers

April International Book Club Selection:

The Takeaway Men: A Novel by Meryl Ain

April Bonus Book Club Selections:

The Fallen Girls: Book 1 and Her Final Prayer: Book 2 Detective Clara Jefferies by Kathryn Casey

A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger

Cold Reading Murder by R. J. Lee

May Book of the Month:
A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me…And You by Leslie Lehr

May International Book Club Selection:

Dreaming in a Time of Dragons by G. Claire

May Bonus Book Club Selection:

Temple of Eternity (Bobby Ether Series) by R. Scott Boyer

Greenwood: A Novel of a Family Tree in a Dying Forest by Michael Christie

Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo and An American Sunrise: Poems by Poet Laureate of The United States Joy Harjo

When Stars Go Dark: A Novel by Paula McLain

June Book of the Month:

Pearl River Mansion by Richard Schwartz with Wendy Carter

June International Book of the Month:

Among the Maasai: A Memoir by Juliet Cutler

June Bonus Books of the Month:

The Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove by Joy Ross Davis

The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield

Sharp as a Serpent’s Tooth: Eva and Other Stories by Mandy Haynes

Outbound Train: A Novel by Renea Winchester

July Book of the Month:

The Gumbeaux Sistahs: A Novel by Jax Frey

July International Book of the Month

Come Sunday: A Novel by Isla Morley

July Bonus Book Club Selections:

A Million Little Lies: A Novel by Bette Lee Crosby

Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey by Sara Dahmen

What Lies Ahead (Fireside, Texas Book II) by Marci Henna

Crescent City Sin by Nola Nash

August Book Club Selection:

The Last Blue: A Novel by Isla Morley

August International Book Club Selection:

Suspension: A Novel by Andrea Faye Christians

August Bonus Book Club Selections:

  • The Last of the Moon Girls: A Novel by Barbara Davis
  • Boop and Eve’s Road Trip: A Novel by Mary Helen Sheriff
  • A Season in Lights: A Novel in Three Acts by Gregory Erich Phillips
  • What’s Not Said by Valerie Taylor
  • The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

September Book of the Month:

Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves Into History by Lauren Marino

September International Book of the Month

The Ancient Way: Discoveries on the Path of Celtic Christianity by River Jordan

September Bonus Book Club Selections:

  • Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the 60’s by Ilene English
  • Always A Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, and Saints/My Story of the Folk Music Revival by Ellen Harper with Sam Barry
  • From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon: A Memoir by Nancy J. Martin
  • Luz: A Novel by Debra Thomas

October Book of the Month:

With or Without You: A Novel by Caroline Leavitt

October International Book of the Month:

All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir by Mary Morris

October Bonus Books of the Month:

  • The Illusion of Leaving: A Novel by Jeannette Brown
  • A Visitation of Angels: A Pluto’s Snitch Mystery #4 by Carolyn Haines
  • Switchback: A Patrick Flint Novel by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Champagne Widows: Veuve Clicquot and Napoleon by Rebecca Rosenberg

November Book of the Month:

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop: A Novel by Fannie Flagg

November International Book of the Month:

The Cowboy and The Indian: A Novel by Joseph M. Marshall III

November Bonus Books of the Month:

  • Drawing Lessons: A Novel by Patricia Sands
  • An Unfinished Story: A Novel by Boo Walker
  • Scattered Lights by Steve Wiegenstein
  • The Girl in the Tree by Sebnem Isiguzel

December Book of the Month:

The Menu by Steven Manchester

December International Book of the Month:

The Quisling Factor by J. L. Oakley

December Bonus Books of the Month:

  • Solo in Salento: A Memoir by Donna Keel Armer
  • The Art of Storykeeping: Saving History—One Family at a Time by Tamra McAnally Bolton
  • Evening in the Yellow Wood by Laura Kemp

Regarding Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections!

If you are an author looking for information about how you can get your book selected as an Official Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Selection, click here to visit our author’s membership page for more information.

Friends of the Library by Susan Cushman

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott

BONUS BOOKS  OF THE MONTH:

  • Live Wire, the first in a trilogy: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Chasing Cleopatra by Tina Sloan
  • The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield
  • Blackwood: A Novel by Michael Farris Smith

APRIL 2020

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • What We Set in Motion by Stephanie Austin Edwards
  • What Lies Ahead: A Fireside Texas Novel by Marci Henna

MAY 2020

Queen of the Owls by Barbara Linn Probst

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • Walking The Wrong Way Home by Mandy Hayes
  • The Hollows: A Novel by Jess Montgomery
  • Stockade Bay and Killer of Cimarron Social Club by Jennifer Mueller

JUNE 2020

Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy by Cassandra King Conroy 

BONUS BOOK CLUB SELECTION:

A Blessed Life: One World War II Seabee’s Story by Tamra Bolton

Coconut Island, Volcano House, Hilina Pali by Janet Oakley

Husbands and Other Sharp Objects and Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

JULY 2020

Before and After: Orphans Who Surround the Tennessee Children’s Home by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • Falling Up in the City of Angels by Connor Judson Garrett 
  • The True Story of the Murder and Crime that Wasn’t by Edward Humes
  • Grand Slam Murders by R. J. Lee

AUGUST 2020

Little Tea: A Novel by Claire Fullerton

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • Clover Blue and This I Know by Eldonna Edwards
  • The Gumbeaux Sistahs: A Novel by Jax Frey
  • My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • Sisters of the Undertow by Johnnie Bernhard
  • When Never Comes by Barbara Davis
  • Going to Solace by Amanda McTigue
  • Til Health Us Do Part by Julie Rooney

OCTOBER 2020

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • A Veil Removed: A Henryetta Inspector Howell Novel Series by Michelle Cox
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  • Bobbie Rooney of  Ether and the Jade Academy by Scott Boyer

NOVEMBER 2020

Trouble the Water by Rebecca Dwight Bruff

BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • Max Attacks and Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt
  • Back Home by Bev Marshall
  • Gardenia Duty: A Novel by Kathleen Varn
  • Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice by Pam Seigel and Nancy Zeiberg

DECEMBER 2020

Mamma Mia! Sinners, Saints & Escapades by Stephanie Chance
BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH:

  • City of Peace: A Novel by Henry Brinton
  • Big Lucky: Serial Entrepreneur Jim Markham’s Secret Formula to Success by Jim Markham and Echo Garrett
  • Louisiana Night Before Christmas by Rickey E. Pittman
  • Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Finding Deep and Wide by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

JANUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

MARCH 2019

APRIL 2019

MAY 2019

JUNE 2019

JULY 2019

AUGUST 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

  • When The Men Were Gone: A Novel by Marjorie Herrera Lewis
  • Bonus Books: 
  • Warrior’s Code 001: 7 Vital Steps to Resiliency by Mark E. Green with Echo Montgomery Garrett;
  • Waffle House Rules by Joe Formichella;
  • A World of Hurt and Dead and Buried (Wilkie John Western Series) by Tim Bryant

NOVEMBER 2019

  • The Widows: A Novel by Jess Montgomery
  • Bonus Books:
  • Life in Lyrics by Connor Garrett;
  • Red Mountain and Red Mountain Rising by Boo Walker;
  • Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey

DECEMBER 2019

  • The Library Book by Susan Orleans
  • Bonus Books:  
  • Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks;
  • The Lost Words by Robert McFarland

2018 Official Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections

JANUARY 2018

  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel by Jamie Ford
  • Bonus Books:
  • A Celebration of Words: Volume One: Essays from Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke;
  • Andre Dubus by Kacey Kowars

FEBRUARY 2018

  • A Second Blooming: Becoming The Women We Are Meant To Be – Editor, Susan Cushman
  • Bonus Books: Devotions for the Hungry Heart by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson;
  • The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez

MARCH 2018

  • Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik
  • Bonus Books:
  • Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens by Johnathan Scott Barrett;
  • Perennials by Julie Cantrell;
  • Cherry Bomb by Susan Cushman
  • Children’s Book: When I Was Small by Tamra Bolton

APRIL 2018

  • Love of Finished Years by Gregory Erich Phillip
  • Bonus Books:
  • The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber;
  • Because You Love Us by Christa Allan;
  • Red Carpet Rivals by Bobbi Kornblit
  • Children’s Book: The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjery Williams

MAY 2018

  • In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills: A Novel by Jennifer Haupt
  • Bonus Books:
  • The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman;
  • The Songs of Trees: Stories From Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell;
  • The Faerie Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

JUNE 2018

  • To The Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tighman
  • Bonus Books:
  • Spells and Oregano: Book Two: The Secret Spice Café by Patricia V. Davis;
  • To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts by Caitlin Hamilton Summie;
  • Return of the Wolf by Jennifer Mueller

JULY 2018

  • The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg
  • Bonus Books:
  • Oliver’s Song by Linda Busby Parker;
  • Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear;
  • The Neon Palm of Madame Melancon by Will Clarke

AUGUST 2018

  • The Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Bonus Books:
  • Wickwthe Hall by Judithe Little;
  • Linny’s Sweet Dream List,
  • Sweet Carolina Morning, AND
  • Sweet Southern Hearts by Susan Schild

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • The Language of Trees: A Novel of Utopian Dreams by Steve Weigenstein
  • Bonus Books:
  • Hallellujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott;
  • Midnight Blue by Simone Van Der Vlugt;
  • Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

OCTOBER 2018

  • Prince of Scribes, assorted essays as writers remember Pat Conroy – Editor, Nicole Seitz
  • Bonus Books:
  • Are You Sleeping: A Novel by Kathleen Barber;
  • Southernmost: A Novel by Silas House

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Step Out, Step Up
  • AND
  • Warrior’s Code 101 by Mark E. Green with Echo Garrett
  • Bonus Books:
  • I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin

DECEMBER 2018

  • Hawke’s Prey AND Hawke’s War by Reavis Wortham
  • Bonus Books:
  • In Plain Sight by Kathryn Casey;
  • Smith: A Novel by Sara Knoll Dahmen;
  • Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller

2017 Official Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selections

JANUARY 2017

  • The Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks
  • Bonus Books:
  • George Washington Carver by Christina Vella;
  • Spirit Boosters for Journey of Aging: 365 Devotions by Missy Buchanan

FEBRUARY 2017

  • A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy
  • Bonus Books:
  • A Lowcountry Coloring Book by Melissa Conroy;
  • Building a Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life by Myra McElhaney;
  • Since You Have Been Gone by Christa Allan

MARCH 2017

  • News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles
  • Bonus Books:
  • The Secret Life of Hummingbird Cake: A Novel by Celeste Fletcher McHale;
  • Ladies in Low Places: Stories by Mary Ann Henry;
  • Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey

APRIL 2017

  • The Book of Polly: A Novel by Kathy Hepinstall Parks and Becky Hepinstall Hilliker
  • Bonus Books:
  • Center Ring by Nicole Wagoner: Adelicia: Grace, Grit & Gumption by Joyce Blaylock;
  • WORLD CUISINE: My Culinary Journey Around the World, Vol 1 by Juliette Haegglund

MAY 2017

  • One Good Mama Bone by Brenda McClain
  • Bonus Books:
  • Guts: Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion by Sam Bracken;
  • Unraveled: A Red River Mystery by Reavis Wortham;
  • May Day by Karen Harrington

JUNE 2017

  • The Velvet Hours by Allyson Richman
  • Bonus Books: Sisters by Lisa Wingate; Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate;
  • Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey; What Matters Most by Kellie Coates Gilbert
  • Doctor Kinney’s Housekeeper by Sara Dahmen

JULY 2017

  • Lightning Struck by Ashley Mace Havird
  • Bonus Books:
  • Bootstrapper by Mardi Link;
  • Burdy: A Novel by Karen Zacharias Spears

AUGUST 2017

  • The Widow of Wall Street: A Novel by Randy Susan Myers
  • Bonus Books:
  • The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale; Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Gradle Bird by J. C. Sasser
  • Bonus Books: Perennials: A Novel by Julie Cantrell; A Southern Girl: A Novel by John Warley;
  • The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome by Man James Conroyd Martin

OCTOBER 2017

  • The Library of Light and Shadow by M. J. Rose
  • Bonus Books:
  • Hawke’s Prey by Reavis Wortham;
  • World Enough by Clea Simon

NOVEMBER 2017

  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • Bonus Books:
  • Cooking for Ghosts by Patricia V. Davis;
  • Stars Over Clear Lake: A Novel by Loretta Ellsworth

DECEMBER 2017

  • The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang
  • Bonus Books:
  • When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen;
  • The Boy Who Wanted Wings by James Conroyd Martin