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Cover to Cover English Book Club

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Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

Cover to Cover Book Club

Titles for Cumberland's English book club, 2023-2024.

  • True Biz

    True Biz

    A Novel

    By Nović, Sara
    In May we plunge into the halls of a residential school for the deaf. Through the eyes of Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both at the same time, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.
  • Pachinko
    April brings us to Korea, following one Korean family through the generations. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.
  • Legends & Lattes

    Legends & Lattes

    A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes

    By Baldree, Travis
    March will find us in Thune, where, worn out after decades of mercenary work, Viv, the orc barbarian, decides to hunt for one last treasure before settling down and opening a coffee shop. Unfortunately - or fortunately - her transition to the quiet life is anything but quiet.
  • The Maid

    The Maid

    A Novel

    By Prose, Nita
    February brings us to Molly Gray, a maid who struggles with social skills and takes comfort in creating order out of chaos. When she finds the body of a wealthy patron in his hotel room, it turns out murder is one mess she cannot clean up on her own.
  • Indians on Vacation
    January brings us to Europe, where Bird and Mimi, an Indigenous couple inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Lenny nearly a hundred years before, attempt to trace the steps of Mimi's long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.
  • The Midnight Library
    Given the chance to undo your regrets, would you do anything differently? In December, follow Nora as she decides which of her possible lives is most worth continuing.
  • The Giver of Stars
    November brings us to turn-of-the-century America, where Englishwoman Alice Wright evades her new overbearing in-laws by joining the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky.
  • The Skin We're in

    The Skin We're in

    A Year of Black Resistance and Power

    By Cole, Desmond
    In October, dive into Cole's personal experiences with the racist practices of the Toronto police force, and the realities of discrimination in Canada.
  • Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
    We kick off September with Henny, who has just "kicked off" unexpectedly, and just as unexpectedly finds herself haunting the charmingly decrepit Pine Away Motel and Cabins where she and her friends worked.