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BOOK DISCUSSION: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING BY DELIA OWENS

A haunting mystery, an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a profound coming of age story. Set in a quiet fishing village in 1969, clues are revealed to an isolated young woman and woven into the lush habitat. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving.

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID

An unforgettable story of an aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon who is finally ready to tell the truth about her luxurious, glamorous, and scandalous life. Unspooling a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Set in Los Angeles in the 1950s – 1980s.

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE AUTOGRAPH MAN BY ZADIE SMITH

Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. A deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience.

BOOK DISCUSSION: I AM, I AM, I AM BY MAGGIE O’FARRELL

Maggie O’Farrell’s astonishing memoir of her near-death experiences. Seventeen discrete encounters at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In this book she captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

How to Plan a Great Summer of Reading

Want to get more out of your reading life this summer? Come learn some tips and tricks to help you read better and get some serious pages under your belt. Bring a goal in mind and leave with a plan!