Four Years Of Fourth Monday

book clubThe Fourth Monday Book Club has met for many years, but I’ve been in charge of it since September of 2013. Wow, I’ve been reading books with members of this community for four years. It’s gone by so quickly probably because I love it so much. I thought our GMCL blog readers might like to know what books the club has read since I took over. Four years’ worth of books that have created great discussion. There’s forty nine in all. I’ve listed them below. How many have you read?

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Elizabeth Khaled, Adult/Teen Services Coordinator

If you’re interested in joining us we meet the Fourth Monday of every month from 11am-12:30pm. Copies of this month’s book and discussion questions are available at the Reference Desk. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Khaled, Adult/Teen Services Coordinator.


  1. Defending Jacob by William Landay (Legal Thriller) SEPTEMBER
  2. The Round House by Louise Erdrich (General Fiction) OCTOBER
  3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (General Fiction) NOVEMBER
  4. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Historical Fiction) DECEMBER


  1. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (Non-fiction) JANUARY
  2. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Echo (Mystery) FEBRUARY
  3. The Book of three by Lloyd Alexander (Childrens) MARCH
  4. Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Sci-fi) APRIL
  5. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman (General Fiction) MAY
  6. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Fantasy) JUNE
  7. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Classic) JULY
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Romance/Historical Fiction) AUGUST
  9. Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson (Biography) SEPTEMBER
  10. Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Paranormal) OCTOBER
  11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Childrens ) NOVEMBER
  12. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart (Non-Fiction) DECEMBER


  1. The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman (Children’s Mystery) JANUARY
  2. Watership Down by Richard Adams (General Fiction) FEBRUARY
  3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Adventure) MARCH
  4. Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (General Fiction) APRIL
  5. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (Non-Fiction) MAY
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Science Fiction) JUNE
  7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Young Adult) JULY
  8. A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty (Non-Fiction) AUGUST
  9. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Fantasy) SEPTEMBER
  10. The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku (Non-Fiction) OCTOBER
  11. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (General Fiction) NOVEMBER


  1. Still Life by Louise Penny (Mystery) JANUARY
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (Classic)FEBRUARY
  3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Fantasy) MARCH
  4. The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Mystery) APRIL
  5. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (General Fiction) MAY
  6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Humor) JUNE
  7. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (Romance) JULY
  8. Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King (Historical Fiction) AUGUST
  9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Fiction) SEPTEMBER
  10. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (Western) OCTOBER
  11. Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie (Biography) NOVEMBER


  1. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (YA Contemporary Fiction) JANUARY
  2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Historical Fiction) FEBRUARY
  3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Religion and Spirituality) MARCH
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (YA Paranormal Fiction) APRIL
  5. The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts (Non-Fiction) MAY
  6. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Thriller) JUNE
  7. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Mystery) JULY
  8. The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (Fantasy) AUGUST
  9. Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman (Non-Fiction) SEPTEMBER
  10. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Science Fiction) OCTOBER (Currently Reading)
  11. Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (General Fiction) NOVEMBER (Upcoming)

2018 books will be selected at the Oct 23rd meeting. No meeting in December due to the holidays. January 2018 books are available in November.