Book Clubs To Join This September

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This fall the Library is offering several monthly book clubs, both in-branch and virtual and there are tons of genres to choose from! Some books that are featured this month are 1984 by George Orwell, The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson, Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton and Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. Be sure to check out our newest book club, Nuts About Reading at the West Branch! 

#Thursday, September 2 @ 6:30pm Discovery Book Club at Pablo Creek 

1984 by George Orwell

Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is always a good read. Click here to join.

#Thursday, September 9 @ 1 PM As The Page Turns Book Club at Mandarin 

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

 In The Family Upstairs, the master of "bone-chilling suspense" (People) brings us the can't-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets."--provided by publisher. Click here to join. 

#Saturday, September 18 @ 2:30 PM Mysterious Affairs with the Highlands’ Mystery Machine at Highlands 

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson 

"Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound in Swanson's latest mystery, a twisty tale of survival and deception. " - O, the Oprah Magazine

A bride's dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she's had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this electrifying psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Eight Perfect Murders. Click here to join. 

#Monday, September 20 @ 7 PM Book Club LIVE on our Library U Facebook Group

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

"A juicy melodrama cast against the sultry, stylish imagery of North Africa in the fifties." --The New Yorker

Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book--a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless.

Jour our Facebook group to attend! 

#Tuesday, September 21 @ 6 PM Nuts About Reading at West 

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen 

 From the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious, New York Times best-selling novel of social and political intrigues, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast. Click here to join.

#Thursday, September 23 @ 7 PM Club 364.1 Book Club - Virtual

The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton 

THE LESS PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT US is Axton's attempt to untangle the intricate web of her mother's lies and to understand why and how her mother could have inflicted such pain upon the two people closest to her. Axton will present a candid, shocking and redemptive story that will provide clarity and comfort for others in similarly unfortunate circumstances, and reveal her courageous effort to grapple with a parent who broke the unwritten rules of love, protection, and family. Click here to join.

#Saturday, September 25 @ 12:30 PM New Leaf Book Club Highlands 

Book To Be Announced! Stay tuned. Click here to join.

#Tuesday, September 28 @ 6:45 PM Flamingo Book Club Beaches

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today * A "dazzling" novel that "will break your heart and put it back together again" (J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy. Click here to join.

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman

Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

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