Patio Reads Book Club


Relaxing on the patio in the summer, sipping lemonade under the shade of an umbrella, discussing a great book with friends... What could be better?
Each Patio Reads book club meeting has a maximum of 15 attendees and will take place on the GPL's summer patio. 10 copies of each title will be available for check out once registration for that meeting opens. The books & the spots in the meetings will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Summer 2018 Titles:

*Some titles and dates are subject to change, stay tuned.


rosie projectThe Rosie Project
Wednesday, May 30

Register starting Wednesday, April 18

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.



laurie petrou sister of mineSister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
Wednesday, June 27

Register starting Wednesday, May 23

The author, local Grimsby resident, will attend this meeting! Sister of Mine is a psychological thriller that takes place in a small town, featuring a family that is tight to the point of knots. Penny and Hattie share a secret that binds them together while threatening to pull them apart. The book opens on a fire: a match is lit, and Penny’s terrible husband is murdered – Penny’s failed marriage going up in flames and offering the potential of a new life.


The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor

Wednesday, July 18

Register starting Wednesday, June 13

The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Gustav Klimt completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for the Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of this painting.

gentlemen in moscow
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Wednesday, July 25

Register starting Wednesday, June 20

When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.


empire of deception
Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb

Wednesday, August 15

Register starting Wednesday, July 11

A rollicking story of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man who kept a Ponzi scheme alive perhaps for longer than anyone else in history.





Bel canto
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Wednesday, August 29

Register starting Wednesday, July 25

In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. 




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