Join one of Midtown Reader’s monthly book clubs.

You can pick one, or join all 5!

Scroll down to learn more about each club, the bookseller who leads it,

and what their picks are this season.

Midtown Reader Book Clubs 2022

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MURDER SHE WROTE with

Jill Hart & Sally Bradshaw

Jill & Sally love a good mystery! If you love thrillers and mystery as well, you'll LOVE this book club. 

This season's titles are:

  • The Plot by Jeann Hanff Korelitz

  • Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

  • The Lying Game by Lucy Foley

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 6/5/2022

  • 7/10/2022

  • 8/7/2022

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FERAL FLORIDA with Kristin Kehl

There's nothing quite like summer in Florida. And we don't mean the white sandy beaches, suntan lotion, and margaritas by the pool, kind of summer in Florida. We mean the thighs sticking to vinyl seats, gnats landing in room temp beer, and delirious inducing heatwaves kind of summer in Florida. You know the kind. 

This season's titles are:

  • Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz

  • Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

  • The Thing About Florida by Tyler Gillespie

These three books encapture the swampy, sweaty, summer that only Floridians can come to think of with something resembling fondness. A mix of short stories, fiction, and personal essays, these books are searing against the backdrop of the Sunshine State. They're weird, they're wild, and they're just so, so, Florida. Come spend the summer in the swamp with us!

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 6/12/2022

  • 7/17/2022

  • 8/14/2022

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SUMMER IN PARIS with Megan Gillman

Megan is not going anywhere this summer. But in her book club this season, she's spending all summer in Paris! Each of the novels in her book club is set in Paris, past or present. Perfect for all you armchair travelers!

This season's titles are: 

  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

  • The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

  • The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

All three of these novels feature smart, independent female main characters who love books and love people who love books. Come travel with us!

 

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 6/19/2022

  • 7/24/2022

  • 8//21/2022

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REAL QUEER SUMMER with Matt Dailey

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, but Matt's nonfiction book club is celebrating all through the summer! 

This summer's picks:

• REAL QUEER AMERICA, by Samantha Allen

• FINE: A COMIC ABOUT GENDER, by Rhea Ewing

• FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, by Charles Blow

These books put queer people in the driver's seat (in one case quite literally) as we take a literary road trip around the queer experience in America. 

(This club is for anyone with an interest in sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.)

This season the meeting dates are:

  • 6/19/2022

  • 7/31/2022

  • 8/21/2022

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MAGIC CAMP with Johana-Marie

If you're a teenager/young adult and you need a new dose of magic this summer, Johana-Marie has the book club for you! 

Magic Camp: a Book Club for Teen Wizardry has an amazing lineup of books to help you dive into the world of magic with your favorite YA protagonists. Each novel is the first book in a series with at least 2 books already out, so if you find a new favorite author, we've made sure that there's more where that came from!

This season's titles are: 

  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

All three books feature a teen main character who takes us along on their journey to finding their place in the world of magic. We look forward to seeing you in June! 

This seasons meeting dates are:

  • 6/6/2022

  • 7/11/2022

  • 8/1/2022

While anyone and everyone is welcome to attend book club (you don’t have to buy from us) we’ve put together a special Book Club Member subscription option!

 

You can pay one fee for the 3-month period and you’ll receive:

  • A copy of each book your club is reading

  • A Midtown Reader gift

  • A special gift your book club leader will pick for you

 

Other perks of subscribing to the book club include:

  • Free home delivery or shipping

  • A discount at Argonaut Cafe during book club meetings

  • A chance to meet and chat with other book lovers