Book groups come in all sizes and flavors. If you are part of a group that specializes in speculative or gritty stories, or if your ‘traditional’ group is ready for something not quite as traditional, you may be ready to meet one of our newest additions to the Book Discussion collection. These are hand-picked reads ideal for personal enrichment or for group conversation. Check out earlier announcements one, two, and three, and watch for additional announcements each week!
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
suspenseful, intricately plotted, fast-paced
for fans of Peter Clines, R.J. Pineiro, and Harlan Coben
A mind-bending, relentlessly paced science-fiction thriller, in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious–and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.
Goodreads Choice Award Runner-up: Best Science Fiction
Loan Stars Favourite
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
atmospheric, rich world-building, leisurely paced
for fans of Robin Hobb, Brent Weeks, and Terry Goodkind
A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world.
Publishers Weekly: Best Book of the Year
Reading List Award
Redeployment by Phil Klay
candid, haunting, darkly humorous
for fans of Tim O’Brien, Karl Marlantes, and Joseph Heller
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival.
National Book Award: Best Fiction
National Book Critics Circle Award
Time Magazine: Best Book of the Year