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Upcoming Selections

Dark Matter

Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Physics profess Jason Dessen’s ordinary life is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped, drugged, knocked unconscious, and wakes to find himself in a world different from the one he knew. This mind-bending, relentlessly paced adventure explores alternate realities, love, regret, and how the choices we make shape our lives.

 

World War Z

Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m.
World War Z by Max Brooks
This collection of first-person survivor stories gives a multi-faceted view of The Zombie War – an event that pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. From patient zero, to fierce battles, to desperate stories of survival and the eventual reshaping of the world, this faux-historical novel has a lot to offer. Don’t miss the star-studded, Audie Award winning audio adaptation! And remember: don’t judge a book by its movie.

 

The Couple Next Door

Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Anne and Macro Conti attend a party at their next door neighbor’s house. They leave their infant daughter Cora home alone, but the parents take turns going to check on her every half hour – what could possibly go wrong? The couple finds out when they return home and find their front door ajar, and Cora missing from her crib. Detective Rasbach is on the case, and uncovers lies and secrets that shake the Conti’s domestic life to its core – but can he find and bring home baby Cora?

 

Previous Books Discussed

2019
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

2018
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain – available via Interlibrary Loan
The Call of Cthulhu and other weird stories by H.P. Lovecraft
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

2017
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Moo by Jane Smiley
Libra by Don Delillo
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
I Wear The Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

2016
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

2015
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander
How To Be Both by Ali Smith
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tenth of December by George Saunders

2014
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
A Good Man Is Hard to Find, and other stories by Flannery O’Connor
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Contortionist’s Handbook by Craig Clevenger
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
Perfume: The Story of a Murder by Patrick Suskind

2012
A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
How Should A Person Be? by Sheila Heti
Goodbye Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth
What is the What by Dave Eggers
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Honored Guest: Stories by Joy Williams

2011
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore