Monday Night Book Club

Copies of the books are available by request through CLEVNET. 


October 16, 2023 @ 6 pm 


In eighteenth-century London, women whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago.


November 13, 2023 @ 6 pm 

THE MAID by Nita Prose 

Molly Dunn struggles with social skills and interprets people literally. No matter--she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. But Molly's orderly life is turned on its head the day she finds the infamous and wealthy Charles Black very dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's odd demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect and she finds herself in a web of subtext and nuance she has no idea how to untangle.


December 11, 2023 @ 6 pm

THE LIES THAT BIND by Emily Giffin

On a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner is sitting alone in a dive bar in New York's East Village when she meets Grant and over the next several hours -- and shots of tequila -- the two forge an unlikely connection. They can't seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him.


January 22, 2024 @ 6 PM 

THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse

Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, an abandoned sanatorium has been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel. But a blizzard, missing persons and trapped guests make everyone question just how safe they are.


February 26, 2024 @ 6 pm


Welcome to Charon's Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place, Under the Whispering Door is a delightful queer love story.


March 18, 2024 @ 6 pm

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson’s life is perfect. A famous painter married to an fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house in one of London’s most desirable areas. When her husband Gabriel returns home late one night, Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. A shocking psychological thriller about a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.


April 22, 2024 @ 6 pm

MY MURDER by Katie Williams

What if the murder you had to solve was your own? Lou is a happily married mother of an adorable toddler. She's also the clone of the original Louise who, along with four other victims of a local serial killer, has been brought back to life by a government project to return the women to their grieving families. But as the new Lou re-adapts to her old life, questions remain about what exactly preceded her death, and how much to trust those around her.


May 20, 2024 @ 6 pm


In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding. His reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.


June 17, 2024  @ 6 pm


Tova Sullivan's son mysteriously vanished on a boat in the Puget Sound over thirty years ago. After the death of her husband, Tova begins working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, where she becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors—until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.