Book a Day: May Reading List & Author Chats

The Book a Day program continues with these May picks for your reading enjoyment and morale!

We’re posting a new or classic book recommendation each day to boost your book intake, with absorbing reads to occupy and entertain. Some of our Book a Day selections also feature Facebook Live events with authors.

Even though your book groups might not be meeting right now, we are lucky to still have ways to communicate. Share the news and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a dose…

May Selections

One of our recommended books is Growing Old by Elizabeth Marshall ThomasOne of our recommended books is A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer EganOne of our recommended books is Whiteout Conditions by Tariq ShahOne of our recommended books is The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

One of our recommended books is Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice is one of our book group favorites for 2018

 

 

 

 

The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
View our Facebook live chat with Veronica!

Growing Old by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Whiteout Conditions by Tariq Shah and The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter
View our Facebook live chat with Tariq and Sarah!

Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

 

One of our recommended books is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

One of our recommended books is Telephone by Percival EverettOne of our recommended books is The OK End of Funny Town by Mark PolanzakOne of our recommended books is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin SloanOne of our recommended books is Miss You Love You Hate You ByeOne of our recommended books is Bird by Bird by Anne LaMottShe Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

 

 

 

 

 

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui
View our Facebook live chat with Bonnie!

Telephone by Percival Everett

The OK End of Funny Town by Mark Polanzak
View our Facebook live chat with Mark!

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Miss You Love You Hate You Bye by Abby Sher
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

 

One of our recommended books is The Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryOne of our recommended books is Midwestern Strange by BJ HollarsOne of our recommended books for 2017 is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James BrownOne of our recommended books is Good Night Mr. Wodehouse by Faith SullivanOne of our recommended books for 2020 is The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan NguyenOne of our recommended books for 2019 is The Hello Girls by Elizabeth Cobbs

 

 

 

 

 

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Midwestern Strange by B.J. Hollars
View our Facebook live chat with B.J.!

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
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Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan

The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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The Hello Girls by Elizabeth Cobbs

 

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet GramesOne of our recommended books is H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonaldOne of our recommended books is Little Universes by Heather DemetriosOne of our recommended books is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseOne of our recommended books is Other Words for Home by Jasmine WargaOne of our recommended books is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor TowlesOne of our recommended books is Vango by Timothée de Fombelle

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
View our Facebook live chat with Juliet!

H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Little Universes by Heather Demetrios
View our Facebook live chat with Heather!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
View our Facebook live chat with Jasmine!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Vango by Timothée de Fombelle

 

We Dream of SpaceOne of our recommended books is A Song From Faraway by Deni Ellis BéchardOne of our recommended books is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'EngleOne of our recommended books is Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich SmithOne of our recommended books is Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay

One of our recommended books is Austenland by Shannon Hale

 

 

 

 

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

A Song From Faraway by Deni Ellis Béchard
View our Facebook live chat with Deni!

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich-Smith and Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay
View our Facebook live chat with Cynthia and Cynthia!

Austenland by Shannon Hale
View our Facebook live chat with Shannon!

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion
View our Facebook live chat with Graeme!


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