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Book Clubs

Book Club in the Pub

Adults 18 and older
Meets 4th Wednesday of the month
6 pm - 7 pm

Location TBD
Call 949-452-8342 for Pub location information.

Food and beverage are available to purchase.

2024 Titles

January 24 - STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World by Dan Lyons
February 28 - The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel
March 27 - Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by Kaitlyn Tiffany
April 24 - Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories, and Secrets from the Trillion-Dollar Fraud Industry by Kelly Richmond Pope
May 22 - Momfluenced: Inside the Maddening, Picture-Perfect World of Mommy Influencer Culture by Sarah Petersen 
June 26 - Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal by Nicole LaPorte 
July 24 - The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) By Katie Mack
August 28 - Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin
September 25 - The Woman in Me by Britney Spears 
October 23 - Size: How It Explains the World by Vaclav Smil 
November - NO MEETING
December 27 - NO MEETING

Brown Bag Book Club

Adults 18 and older 
Meets 2nd Friday of the month virtually on Zoom
Noon - 1 pm

2024 Titles

January 12 - How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
February 9 - The Guncle: a Novel by Steven Rowley
March 8 - The Stockwell Letters by Jacqueline Friedland
April 12 - Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
May 10 - So Big by Edna Ferber
June 14 - Honor by Thrity Umrigar
July 12 - Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone
August 9 - The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
September 13 - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
October 11 - Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
November 8 - The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
December 13 - Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Thursday Night Thrillers

Adults 18 and older
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month virtually on Zoom
7 pm - 8 pm

2024 Titles

January 18 - An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena 
February 15 - The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill 
March 21 - Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson 
April 18 - Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith 
May 16 - The Last Flight by Julie Clark 
June 20 - The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson  
July 18 - Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker  
August 15 - Camino Island by John Grisham  
September 19 - The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer  
October 17 - Killers of a Certain Age by Deanne Raybourn 
November - NO MEETING 
December 19 - Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister  

Book Club Kits

Book club kits include 12 paperback copies of a book, discussion questions, book reviews, an author biography, and a list of related titles. They are designed to be checked out by one individual who can distribute the copies to other members of the book club. After discussing the title, that individual should collect all copies and return the kit to the library.

Book club kits can be checked out for a 6-week period and have an overdue charge of $2 per day.

Please visit the Ask Here desk to reserve one or contact the Reference staff at libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org or 949-452-8342.