Adult Book Discussion Titles 2022
These are the books that we have discussed on GoodReads and Instagram Live this year. The discussions and Instagram discussions are still available, so it isn't too late to read and join in the fun. You can also determine if they're a good choice for you or your book club.
2017 by Wells, MarthaGet this item
January 2022 - Ostensibly a security guard hired to protect surveyors on a remote planet, cyborg Murderbot hacks its own programming – not to escape, but to watch hours of entertainment videos. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, Murderbot is a unny, snarky exploration of what makes us human and how our choices makes us who we are.
2019 by Hibbert, TaliaGet this item
February 2022 - In this charming and steamy romance, after emerging from a life-threatening illness, a fiercely organized but unfulfilled computer geek recruits a mysterious artist to help her establish meaning in her life, before finding herself engaged in reckless but thrilling activities.
2021 by Zimmerman, JessGet this item
March 2022 - A fresh look at the female creatures from Greek mythology that are often seen as "monstrous." This collection of essays encourages the reader to view these figures through a different lens where perhaps the traits we've been told make women dangerous and undesirable are actually our greatest strengths.
2020 by Chang, AlexandraGet this item
May 2022 - A marginalized Silicon Valley staff writer moves with her boyfriend to a quiet upstate New York town where she confronts the challenges of their interracial relationship and the questions it raises about her heritage. Captivated by the stories of her ancestors and other Asian Americans in history, she must confront a question at the core of her identity: What does it mean to exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?
2022 by Osler, RobGet this item
June 2022 - Hayden McCall wakes up to a black eye and the police knocking at his door. It seems that his new crush, Camilo Rodriguez, has gone missing and they suspect foul play. What happened the night before? And where is Camilo? Determined to find answers, Hayden seeks two of Camilo’s friends—Hollister and Burley. Convinced that the cops won’t take a "Dreamer's" disappearance seriously, the women join Hayden’s hunt for Camilo.
2020 by Bellefleur, AlexandriaGet this item
July 2022 - A lighthearted novel (with a nod to Pride and Prejudice) that tells the story of a laid-back social media astrologer who agrees to a fake relationship with an uptight actuary to placate their families in this opposites-attract romance.
2021 by Penner, SarahGet this item
August 2022 - A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary. NPR calls this dual timeline novel "a poisonously good read . . . An enthralling work of mystery, murder, trust, and betrayal."
2022 by Cañas, IsabelGet this item
September 2022 - A page-turning blend of gothic horror and historical fiction, this book follows Beatriz as she moves into her new husband's family home in Mexico, but the house -- and the people who come with it -- aren't the sanctuary she was expecting. With the help of a young priest, Beatriz tries to survive the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda.
2022 by Dawson, JunoGet this item
October 2022 - A Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this fantasy about four young girls who took an oath to join Her Majesty's Royal Coven, established by Queen Elizabeth I as a covert government department. Now, decades later, the witch community is still reeling from a civil war and one of the young women has defected to start her own more inclusive and intersectional coven. To make matters worse, a young warlock of extraordinary capabilities has been captured and seems to threaten HMRC's very existence.
2021 by Boulley, AngelineGet this item
November 2022 - Daunis has never quite fit in, either in her hometown or on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of college, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her mother. Not long after, another tragedy strikes when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, and she has to decide how far she will go to protect not only her family but her community as well.