RE@D Book Club Picks - Past and Present

Have you joined a book club yet? If you'd like to see what has been read, here is a list of titles Dennis Library Book Club members have read and discussed.

Updated February 29, 2024
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Oryx and Crake :
Atwood, Margaret,
A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find...
The push : a novel
Audrain, Ashley
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | A New York Times bestseller! "Utterly addictive." --Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train "Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end."--Good Morning America...
My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel
Backman, Fredrik
A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy--as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She...
The power couple
Berenson, Alex
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep. Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well...
Hour of the witch :
Bohjalian, Chris,
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant: "Historical fiction at its best.... The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying" (Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the...
The magnolia palace : a novel
Davis, Fiona
Lillian was one of the most sought after artists' models in New York City. But since her mother's death, Lillian's work has dried up, and a looming scandal has left her entirely without a safe haven. So when she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion, Lillian jumps at the...
Every summer after
Fortune, Carley
They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser that has felt too true for the last decade, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life. Until the day she gets a call that sends her racing back to Barry's Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek.For six summers, through hazy...
This is how it always is /
Frankel, Laurie.
New York Times Bestseller The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)
Before the coffee gets cold : a novel
Kawaguchi, Toshikazu
*NOW AN LA TIMES BESTSELLER* *OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD* *AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet? In a small back alley of Tokyo, there...
Defending Jacob : a novel
Landay, William.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking."--Associated Press NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST...
Ginny Moon
Ludwig, Benjamin
"A brilliant debut." --Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project Full of great big heart and unexpected humor, Ludwig's debut introduces the lovable, wholly original Ginny Moon who discovers a new meaning of family on her unconventional journey home. ...
The mountain between us
Martin, Charles
From the author of Where the River Ends, comes this page-turning story of love and survival. On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport.  Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated...
The bluest eye /
Morrison, Toni
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME * From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner--a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.   In Morrison's...
There there
Orange, Tommy
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. A contemporary classic, this...
Behind closed doors
Paris, B. A.
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? "A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night...
Mad honey : a novel
Picoult, Jodi
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Alternatingly heart-pounding and heartbreaking. This collaboration between two best-selling authors seamlessly weaves together Olivia and Lily's journeys, creating a provocative exploration of the strength that love and acceptance require."--The Washington...
The maid : a novel
Prose, Nita
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * "A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center" (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.   FINALIST FOR...
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo : a novel
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
"Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017." --BuzzFeed "The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly...
The guncle : a novel
Rowley, Steven
Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits. However, tragedy strikes and Patrick suddenly finds himself taking on the role of primary guardian....
The Grammarians: A Novel
Schine, Cathleen
An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. The...
Girl waits with gun
Stewart, Amy.
From theNew York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Drunken Botanistcomes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men,...
Vinegar girl : The taming of the shrew retold
Tyler, Anne
Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies   Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity,...
Remarkably bright creatures : a novel
Van Pelt, Shelby
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern Living * USA Today "Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively...
We begin at the end
Whitaker, Chris
Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers' Association (UK) Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association An Instant New York Times Bestseller "A vibrant, engrossing,...
The underground railroad : a novel
Whitehead, Colson
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * PULITZER PRIZE WINNER * NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER * A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. * Now an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by...

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