Book Selections / Reading the Book / Requesting the Book 

Book Club meetings are generally held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Mt Laurel Library. Please contact the library at 991-1660 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

READING THE BOOK
The primary purpose of the book club is to have an exchange of ideas, which means you need to attempt to read the book.  So, please give the book a try and read as much of it as possible. If you aren’t able to  finish the entire book, you will still be able to participate and be a welcome addition to the group based on how much you read.  Hopefully, at the end of the discussion you will be able to answer the question: “Did what you hear make you want to finish the book?” 

REQUESTING THE BOOK:
The library will do its best to supply books to all members of the book club through print copies, ebook downloads, audiobooks, and the Book Club Nook. Due to the increasing number of the group and popularity of certain books, we may not always have enough books available in the system at one time.  It is strongly encouraged that you read ahead or plan to get the book independently of the library if none are available. 

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

Here are the upcoming Mt Laurel book club books:

    May 4: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 

     June 1: the book club will not meet

     July 6: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

     August 3: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey 

     September 7: The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

     October 5: The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford 

     November 2: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

 

Previous Selections

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine  The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee      Elephant Company by Vicki Croke The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 
Keeping the Faith by Wayne Flynt  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Padgett The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
In Manchuria by Michael Meyer  The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal Cold Winter Rain by Steven P. Gregory
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  The Husband's Secret by Laine Moriarty The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri 
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Audubon's Elephant by Duff Hart-Davis The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak   Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel    Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Great House by Nicole Krauss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton The Crossing by Howard Fast Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
My Life in France by Julia Child Strapless by Deborah Davis