Adult Book Discussion Group

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Book Discussion Group

Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 a.m.

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. 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.

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff with speaker Oline Cogdill

Saturday, June 9th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Journalist and mystery fiction columnist Oline Cogdill, whose reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide, will kick off the summer by talking about the best mysteries of 2017. Tea and refreshments will be served. “Libraries Rock” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club. Register for “Libraries Rock” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Registration is required for this event.

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Saturday, July 7th, 10:30 a.m.

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan – a Berkeley mom with an enviable life – went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends. But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth – about Billie, but also about themselves. 

Online Book Discussion Groups

  • Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
  • Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
  • Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
  • Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion