Lisa's Third Thursday Book Discussion Group is intended to introduce readers to innovative works by contemporary authors.
Ages 18+ New members are always welcome!
This group is currently meeting via Zoom.
For more information about this group contact Lisa at 708.798.0121 ext 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 19, 2023
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon An "engrossing and mordantly funny" ( People ) novel about ambition, coming-of-age in adulthood, and never really leaving high school politics behind--featuring New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta's most iconic character of all time.
February 16, 2023
A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book A Best Book of 2021 by BuzzFeed and Real Simple A "beautiful, tragic, and inspiring" ( Publishers Weekly , starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and the powerful forces at work that allow some to flourish...and others to falter.
March 16, 2023
Introducing internationally bestselling author Bolu Babalola's dazzling debut novel, full of passion, humor, and heart, that centers on a young Black British woman who has no interest in love and unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about.
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK * A TIKTOK BOOK CLUB PICK
April 20, 2023
The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn't have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.
Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.
May 18, 2023
The New York Times bestselling author of the "mesmerizing and evocative" (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants ) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.
July 20, 2023
From "the undisputed boss of the beach read" ( The New York Times ), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner's love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.
August 17, 2023
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes "a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit" (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six ) Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film.
September 21, 2023
A bold coming-of-age story, written with Kevin Wilson's trademark wit and blazing prose, Now Is Not the Time to Panic is a nuanced exploration of young love, identity, and the power of art. It's also about the secrets that haunt us--and, ultimately, what the truth will set free.
October 19, 2023
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout comes a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown--and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart.
November 16, 2023
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.