May Book Clubs
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May Book Clubs

A story of friendship and loss set in the world of video games. A cozy British mystery featuring elderly sleuths. Eye-opening investigative journalism in corporate America. Find all these and more at our May book clubs. Choose from one of the May selections or come and share your own recent reads. Check out (or download) this month’s books and get ready to read and discuss online or in-person. See all 2024 book club picks here.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, May 6 at 3pm

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Haggard Library and on Zoom

Read and discuss great books you’ve read. Check out past recap book lists here on the blog.

Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会

Thursday, May 9 at 7pm
Meeting virtually – register here
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday, May 14 at 7pm
Hybrid, meeting in-person at Schimelpfenig Library and on Zoom

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Two friends come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. They borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster. This is the story of the perfect worlds Sam and Sadie build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

Available as Print |eBook | eAudiobook

To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero. Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink. One evening, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. When the local police don’t believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club. But soon another body turns up, and it seems that a real-life serial killer is at work. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape.

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, May 23 at 12pm
Parr Library

When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm by Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

McKinsey & Company is the most prestigious consulting company in the world, earning billions of dollars in fees from major corporations and governments who turn to it to maximize their profits and enhance efficiency. In When McKinsey Comes to Town, two prizewinning investigative journalists have written a portrait of the company sharply at odds with its public image. Bogdanich and Forsythe have penetrated the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey by conducting hundreds of interviews, obtaining tens of thousands of revelatory documents, and following the #1 rule of investigative reporting: follow the money.

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