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I Meant to Read That! Book Club
Our new book club, hosted by Executive Director Selina Gomez-Beloz, will be reading and discussing recent bestsellers across a variety of genres, cultures, and time periods!
Books may be picked up at the Reference Desk the month before the discussion. Limited copies are available, but library staff can help you reserve a copy if needed.
Contact the library at 847-623-2041.
I Meant to Read That! Titles
Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body by
Call Number: B GAY
Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.
Little Fires Everywhere by
Call Number: FICTION NG
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by
Call Number: MYSTERY SULLIVAN
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.
All the Light We Cannot See by
Call Number: FICTION DOERR
A blind Parisian girl and an orphaned German boy conscripted by the Nazis for his radio skills meet in the chaos of the American bombing of a French coastal resort.
The Round House by
Call Number: FICTION ERDRICH
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
6:00pm, First Tuesday of the month
Classroom A, Waukegan Public Library
Drop In - no registration required!