2023 LitLounge Book Discussion Titles

By Rummanah Aasi

LitLounge is our social book discussion group, brought to you in partnership with Morton Grove Public Library. We get together the second Wednesday of every month (please see the library calendar for registration information). Here are the list books we discussed in 2023.

  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

    2007 by Gaiman, Neil

    January: Best-selling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett combine their literary talents in this brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on the end of humanity.

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  • Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

    2021 by Montell, Amanda

    February: Journalist and linguist Amanda Montell uses a combination of interviews, anecdotes, and scientific and psychological research to examine how cults use language to gain power.

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  • The Reading List

    2022 by Adams, Sara Nisha

    March: A list of recommended books helps a widower spark a friendship with a teen librarian dealing with overwhelming family issues. A heartwarming and moving story about libraries and the books that touch our hearts.

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  • The Echo Wife

    2021 by Gailey, Sarah

    April: A compelling psychological thriller that uses science to ask thought-provoking questions about identity, personality, morality, and genetics without giving easy answers.

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  • The Mountains Sing

    2020 by Nguỹên, Phan Qúê Mai

    May: A sweeping, lyrical family saga that chronicles the Tran family and Vietnam through a century of war and renewal.

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  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built

    2021 by Chambers, Becky

    June: A hopeful and reflective novella that asks its readers: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?

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  • Remarkably Bright Creatures

    2022 by Van Pelt, Shelby

    July: This charming book about friendship, grief, and hope, tracing a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus at the aquarium she cleans, is the perfect summer read.

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  • Thank You for Listening

    2022 by Whelan, Julia

    September: A former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel. A compulsively readable story of love, self-discovery, and relationships.

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  • Now Is Not the Time to Panic

    2022 by Wilson, Kevin

    October: An engaging, moving, and witty coming-of-age story in which two awkward teens just want to make art, never expecting their work to create mass hysteria.

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  • Apple: Skin to the Core

    2020 by Gansworth, Eric L.

    November: A candid and award-winning memoir-in-verse chronicles the author's experience being raised on a reservation.

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