Melissa's Book Club

Melissa's Book Club is a public book club. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jenny Lawrence at

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections:


December: The Dancing Girls by M. M. Chouinard


January: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
February: All Adults Here by Emma Straub
March: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
April: Into the Garden With Charles by Clyde Phillip Wachsberger
May: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
June: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
July: The Guncle by Steven Rowley
August: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larsen
September: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
October: Black Widows by Cate Quinn
November: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
December: Night Road by Kristin Hannah


The Dancing Girls: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with nail-biting suspense Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786818249
Published: Bookouture - May 15th, 2019

'Loved it, loved it, loved it ... If I could give it 6 stars I would In this current climate of 'twists you will never see coming' - believe me... you will never see this coming ... Cannot wait for the next book ... Best book I have read for some time.' NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

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ISBN: 9780778311010
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Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021


Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello magazine,, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads

March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick

All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634703
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 13th, 2021


"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager

“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times

“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

Into the Garden with Charles: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374175719
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 10th, 2012

Set in the tiny village of Orient, Long Island, and in New York City, Into the Garden with Charles is a memoir about falling in love. As a boy in suburban New York in 1940s, Clyde Wachsberger daydreams about storybook gardens where magic happens under the huge leaves.

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001806
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2003

Meet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend

Jasper Fforde’s beloved New York Times bestselling novel introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England—from the author of The Constant Rabbit

Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).

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ISBN: 9780525542285
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 25th, 2021

A National Bestseller
An NPR Book of the Year
Finalist for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards

From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2000

From the bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, here is the true story of the deadliest hurricane in history.

National Bestseller

Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593201671
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Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

A RUSA Award-winning novel!

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....

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ISBN: 9781728220468
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 9th, 2021

While Quinn writes with spirit on weighty subjects like domestic abuse, polygamy and religious cults, her primary and most poignant theme seems to be female friendship. --New York Times Book Review

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985818
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

Night Road: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312364434
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 3rd, 2012

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.