Central Library Book Club Reading List 2017 / 2018
The Central Library Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The book club season begins in September and runs until June. Please call the Central Library at 905-615-3200, ext 3544, Readers’ Den Department for more information.
September 28, 2017 The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
A stunning literary debut novel set on a remote Australian island in 1918 where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.
October 26, 2017 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
A richly imagined story set in the pre-Civil War period inspired by Sarah Grimke, the daughter of an elite Charleston family, who befriended her father’s slaves and later fought for abolition and women’s rights.
November 30, 2017 Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
A thrilling page-turner inspired by a real event : a medical crisis results in a baby’s death leading the baby’s white supremacist father to charge a black nurse with murder.
January 25, 2018 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
One of the greatest classics of the 20th century, this celebrated Nigerian novel portrays traditional Igbo society and the devastating disruption caused by European missionaries and colonial officials.
February 22, 2018 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Two very different women form an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past and a troubled teenage girl seeking answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.
March 29, 2018 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
A powerful exploration of the life of a Chinese mother and her daughter who is adopted by an American couple painting an unforgettable portrait of the bond that connects families.
April 26, 2018 Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, Thien’s luminescent novel weaves together stories, music and mathematics to tell one family’s tale within the unfolding of recent Chinese history.
May 31, 2018 The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya
The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Texas.
June 28, 2018 The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
A gripping psychological thriller about a travel journalist on a luxury cruise who witnesses a murder committed and begins a relentless quest for truth despite few potential suspects and little support.
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