Melissa's Book Club

Melissa's Book Club is a public book club. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jenny Lawrence at  Link to our club on the Bookclubs app:

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 2023 Selections:

  • January: Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto
  • February: Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer
  • March: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • April: This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
  • May: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocomb
  • June: Seven Days In June by Tia Williams
  • July: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  • August: Verity by Colleen Hoover 
  • September: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  • October: The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow 
  • November: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  • December: Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Four Aunties and a Wedding By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593333051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - March 29th, 2022

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.

Less Is Lost (The Arthur Less Books #2) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316498906
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022

In the follow-up to the “bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful” (New York Times​) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.

“Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good.”

For Arthur Less, life is going surprisin

Becoming By Michelle Obama Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

Now in paperback—the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A

This Must Be the Place (Vintage Contemporaries) By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345804723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2017

An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. The New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Portrait and Hamnet captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor in what Richard Russo calls “her breakout book.”

The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593315415
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Anchor - February 1st, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music worldwhen a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.

Seven Days in June By Tia Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538719091
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick is "a heady combination of book love and between-the-sheets love.” (Ruth Ware)

“Tia Williams’s book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely love

Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250766564
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021



An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.

Verity By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538724736
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Too Late and It Ends With Us.

#1 New York Times Bestseller 
· USA Today Bestseller · Globe an

Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534441613
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, powe

The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316422017
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Redhook - September 28th, 2021

"A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593321201
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Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It is a love story, but not one you have read before.

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Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158685
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo