Here at GBPL we have the Open Book club. We always enjoy seeing new faces and everyone is welcome!
Copies of the book are usually available at the Welcome Desk.
Join us on Goodreads! If you cant make it in person, discuss it online!
2018 Reading Schedule:
2018 Book Club Books
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
by Amy E. Reichert January 16th
On the day Chef Lou Johnson catches her fiancé in a compromising position with an intern, British food critic Al pays a visit to her Milwaukee restaurant and writes a scathing review, which runs on the day the two meet at a local pub.
by Rainbow Rowell February 20th
Recognizing that her marriage is in deep trouble in spite of her abiding and mutual love for her husband, television writer Georgie excludes herself from a Christmas family visit before discovering a way to reconnect with the man her husband used to be.
A Darker Shade of Magic
by V.E. Schwab March 20th
Serving as an ambassador of his own world while carrying messages to parallel-universe London’s with respective magical abilities and conflicts, Kell hides his secret smuggling activities only to be set up with a forbidden object from a dark dimension.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
by Kate Moore April 17th
A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were misled by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan May 15th
Meet @ Perkins
After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.
by Emily St. John Mandel June 19th
Meet @ Perkins
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world’s dissolution, in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab July 17th
Meet @ Perkins
A dark urban fantasy by the author of The Unbound finds the heirs to a monster-infested city one a ruthless opportunist and one a protector of the innocent having to choose between friendship and enmity, with their city’s future at stake.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: & Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlin Doughty August 21st
The blogger behind the popular Web series “Ask a Mortician” describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
by Dave Eggers September 18th
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
by Kathy Reichs October 16th
While studying the remains of a murder victim, forensic scientist Temperance Brennan begins to suspect–despite the skepticism of local police–that there is a link between this homicide and the torture-killing of a teenager several years earlier.
by Emma Cline November 20th
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle, only to find herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.
A Curious Beginning
by Deanna Raybourn December 18th
Receiving a warning from a mysterious baron after suffering a home invasion, Veronica Speedwell accepts the baron’s shelter and teams up with an ill-tempered naturalist when her host is subsequently murdered.