Adult Book Club

Our book club currently meets on the third Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Please RSVP to Jess at jhurtgen@delafieldlibrary.org. 

2022 Selections:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides


Tuesday, January 18th at noon &
Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 PM

Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, is determined to get an artist who shot her husband and then never spoke another word to talk, which takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations--a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah


Tuesday, February 15th at noon &
Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 PM

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mother's unwavering love and indomitable will.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab


Tuesday, March 15th at noon &
Thursday, March 17th at 6:30 PM

Making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early 18th-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds


Tuesday, April 19th at noon &
Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 PM

Driven by the secrets and vengeance that mark his street culture, 15-year-old Will contemplates over the course of 60 psychologically suspenseful seconds whether or not he is going to murder the person who killed his brother.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore


Tuesday, May 17th at noon &
Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 PM

A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 PM &
Tuesday, June 21st at noon

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. Nora Seed finds herself faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

March, Book One by John Lewis


Tuesday, July 19th at noon &
Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 PM

A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay


Tuesday, August 16th at noon &
Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 PM

When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.

Educated by Tara Westover


Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 PM &
Tuesday, September 20th at noon

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai


Tuesday, October 18th at noon &
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM

A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Tuesday, November 15th at noon &
Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 PM

Four famous siblings throw an epic end-of-summer party that goes dangerously out of control as secrets and loves that shaped this family’s generations come to light, changing their lives forever.

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens


Tuesday, December 13th at noon (note: one week early) &
Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 PM

Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they're about to meet again...


Selections from past years

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