Note: Our book club always takes the summer off, so there will be no meetings in June, July or August.
Anybody interested in reading and discussing books is welcome to join us in the Foot Room at the Library on the third Thursday of the month from 5-6pm. Discussion centers around the monthly selection and other books we have enjoyed. Visitors and new members are always welcome!
Upcoming books are as follows.
|September 21, 2023 Genre: Sci-Fi|
|The City We Became by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“Five New Yorkers must come together in order to save their city from destruction in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She’s got six. When a young man crosses the bridge into New York City, something changes. He doesn’t remember who he is, where he’s from, or even his own name. But he can feel the pulse of the city, can see its history, can access its magic. And he’s not the only one. All across the boroughs, strange things are happening. Something is threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.”
|October 21, 2023 Genre: Horror|
|The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
“In every book we read, no one ever thought anything bad was happening until it was too late. Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor’s handsome newphew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveleed and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind –and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted–including the book club– but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.”
|November 16, 2023 Genre: Cozy Mystery|
|Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
“The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes–one that might just be killer…. When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She’s tasked with saving her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. With the cops treating her like she’s the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila’s left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…”
|December 21, 2023 Genre: Holiday|
Members choose their own winter holiday themed book.
Except as noted, annotations are supplied from the SELCO catalog