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. Currently, all book club meetings are happening online via ZOOM. Register here to get link. 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, and audiobooks. 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:

Currently, all book club meetings are happening online via ZOOM.  Register here to get the link.

Book List 2021

January 7:
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin     

February 4: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

March 4: The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson

April 1: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

May 6: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

June 3: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

August 5: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

September 9: Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J Mazzeo

October 7: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

November 4: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor

December 2: Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney

 

 

Previous Selections

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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman The Hours by Michael Cunningham An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine 
Elephant Company by Vicki Croke The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt  Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee     
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Husband's Secret by Laine Moriarty
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner The Wright Brothers by David McCullough The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
In Manchuria by Michael Meyer  Cold Winter Rain by Steven P. Gregory The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
 Keeping the Faith by Wayne Flynt  The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri  This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Padgett
 Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Audubon's Elephant by Duff Hart-Davis And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel    Defending Jacob by William Landay The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Great House by Nicole Krauss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak   The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall 
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende   The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
The Crossing by Howard Fast Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
My Life in France by Julia Child Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 
Strapless by Deborah Davis The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman Love, Life and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
 El Paso by Winston Groom   A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg 
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant The Bettencourt Affair by Tom Sancton The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah  The Moviegoerby Walker Percy  Love by the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles The Good Neighbor: The Life & Works of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz  Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss   Educated by Tara Westover Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
The Address by Fiona Davis Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin  Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson
 Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J Mazzeo
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See    When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor