Washington Park Reads

Washington Park Reads is a private book club.

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:

  • October:  Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  • November:  The Guncle by Steven Rowley
  • December:  Demon Copperhead  by Barbara Kingsolver
  • January 2024 Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 
  • February:  Lessons in Chemistry  by Bonnie Garmus
  • March Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
  • April:  Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • May:  A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898951
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor
National Bestseller • Wall Street Journal Bestseller • USA Today Bestseller
An NPR Book of the Year
Finalist for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards

Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022


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.

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

#1 GLOBAL BESTSELLER WITH MORE THAN 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. STREAM ON APPLE TV+

Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan By Ivo Andric, Celia Hawkesworth (Translated by), William T. Vollmann (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ivo Andric, Celia Hawkesworth (Translated by), William T. Vollmann (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781681372525
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: NYRB Classics - October 30th, 2018

A sweeping epic by Nobel Prize-winner Ivo Andrić about power, identity, and Islam set in 19th-century Ottoman Bosnia and Istanbul.

The Midnight Library: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Matt Haig Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559498
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Published: Penguin Books - May 9th, 2023

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Ernest J. Gaines Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375702709
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 1997

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a Black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

"An instant classic." —Chicago Tribune