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SCLD Online Book Club

For Readers Like You

Our Online Book Club offers five book selections per year. For each book, you have around two months to read, comment, and interact with others on this online community forum.

We’ll be reading fiction, nonfiction, and other genres. Adults who are interested in lifelong learning, personal growth, or who want to read for relaxation will find additional content related to the book on the online forum. You can participate in discussions or just gather new information and perspectives without interacting.

Start reading right away!

For each book selection, in-district library card holders can download the eBook version on Freading with no waiting or holds. The current book club title is always available on demand from Freading. Other library card holders and those who prefer reading printed books can place a hold for the title in our catalog or, if preferred, purchase a copy from their favorite bookseller.

Anyone can join the book club at no cost. And with your in-district library card, you will get immediate access to the eBook version of book selections.

If you don’t have a library card, you can get your card online.

Our Online Book Club forum is moderated by Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru, which manages book clubs for libraries, alumni associations, and other organizations. PBC Guru provides additional engaging content that you can explore for each book selection.

Current Book Selection

OCT–DEC 2023

Book cover of "Sold on a Monday," by Kristina McMorris

Sold on a Monday

By Kristina McMorris

From the Publisher

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE.

In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis’s career skyrockets. But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined—and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right.

Inspired by a newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love and family.

Best Sellers Lists

Sold on a Monday has been on the following best sellers lists:

  • New York Times (20 weeks)
  • USA Today (27 weeks)
  • Publishers Weekly (29 weeks)
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Amazon (#4 e/print weekly combined)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • National Indiebound

Upcoming Book Selection

JAN–MAR 2024

Book cover: "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (TV series tie-in cover)

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

By Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

From the Publisher

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now a Prime original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Reviews

Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”
Washington Post

Good Omens . . . [is] a 25-year-old collaboration between two of fiction’s stars produced an end-times fantasia that cries out to be shared with a new generation.”
The Guardian

Benefits of Joining a Book Club

Connect with others

Share your ideas and learn from others about the books you’re reading and the topics covered. Discover new connections in your community to others from different backgrounds and generations.

Continue learning & growing

Gain new perspectives when exposed to books you might not typically read and engaging and thought-provoking online discussions. You’ll have access to dynamic learning and opportunities for personal growth that you can tap into whenever it fits your schedule.

Uncover the health benefits of reading

Reading can reduce stress, help you sleep better, alleviate depression symptoms, help prevent age-related cognitive decline, and may even help you live longer (healthline.com and experteditor.com.au). Reading can also make you smarter and more empathetic to others, increasing your reasoning ability, vocabulary, emotional intelligence, leadership abilities, and creativity (bigthink.com and Harvard Business Review).

If you have questions about how the book club works, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section provided by PBC Guru.

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