Bring Your Own Book Club Recommends

Looking for your next great read? Check out what Sylvan Lake is reading! 

Our Bring Your Own Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at Lakeshore Café. Participants can share what they've been reading lately, a personal favourite book, or just come to find out what others are reading. 

For upcoming book clubs, check out our Adult Events page. 

Bring Your Own Book Club Recommends: 

Title: Author: Recommended By:
May 2023    
Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting Kindra Neely Corrie
Revenge of the Vinyl Café Stuart McLean Terry
Extreme Vinyl Café Stuart McLean Terry
The Dictionary of Lost Words
Pip Williams Lorraine
The Hidden Palace: a Novel of the Golem and Jinni
Helene Wecker Lorraine 
Sisters in the Wilderness
Charlotte Gray Betty
Roughing It In the Bush
Susanna Moodie  Betty 
Burying the Moon
Andrée Poulin Corrie
How Not to Fall in Love, Actually Catherine Bennetto Maddie
They Called Us Enemy George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott Corrie
April 2023    
The Bridge Bill Konigsberg Corrie
The Maid Nita Prose Dorothy
The Communist Manifesto Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx Ryder
Quotations from Chaiman Mao Tse-tung Hou Bo and Mao Zedong Terry
Banned Book Club Kim Hyun Sook, Ko-Hyung Ju, and Ryan Estrada Corrie
The Blackwood Cellars Trilogy Carla Luna Maddie
Daisy Jones and the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid Beth
The Children's Blizzard Melanie Benjamin Betty
The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey Serena Burdick Lorraine
The Ten Cent Plague: the Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America David Hadju Terry
El Deafo Cece Bell Maddie
Attack of the Black Rectangles Amy Sarig King Corrie
March 2023    
Women Talking Miriam Toews Alice
A Woman of No Importance Sonia Purnell Terry
Ducks Kate Beaton Corrie
The Deepest of Secrets Kelley Armstrong Dorothy
Queen of Myth and Monsters Scarlett St. Clair Meghan
Something Wilder Christina Lauren Maddie
Hollywood in the Klondike Michael Gates Betty
The Golem and the Jinni Helene Wecker Lorraine
Answers in the Pages David Levithan Corrie
February 2023    
Chance: Escape from the Holocaust Uri Shulevitz Corrie
The Killing Floor Lee Child Dorothy
Hitler's Girl Lauren Young Gina
Becoming Mrs. Lewis Patti Callahan Betty
Inherit the Wool Betty Hechtman Karlee
Six Crimson Cranes Elizabeth Lim Meghan
The Auction (Book 3 of the Rights and Wrongs Series) LovesBitca8 Corrie
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix E. Harrow Meghan
January 2023    
I Let You Go Clare Mackintosh  Dorothy 
The Right Thing to Do (Book 1 of the Rights and Wrongs Series) LovesBitca8 Corrie
The Tide Between Us Olive Collins  Alice 
I Must Betray You Ruta Sepetys  Betty 
A Witch in Time  Constance Sayers  Lorraine 
Educated  Tara Westover  Beth 
Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor Rain Pryor  Meghan 
December 2022    
The Memory Keeper of Kyiv Erin Litteken  Betty 
The Simple Wild K.A. Tucker  Meghan 
Girl Made of Stars Ashley Herring Blake  Corrie 
The Woman Outside My Door Rachel Ryan  Dorothy 
A Silent Voice Vol. 1 Yoshitoki Oima  Corrie 
November 2022    
State of Terror Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny Lorraine
Losing Jon: a Teen's Tragic Death, a Police Cover-Up, a Community's Fight for Justice David Parrish Corrie
The Forgotten Daughter Joanna Goodman Betty
The Traitor Kings: the Scandalous Exile of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Andrew Lownie Terry
Tidelands Philippa Gregory Meghan
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris Corrie
October 2022    
Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell Terry 
The Painter's Apprentice Laura Morelli  Lorraine 
The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London Christopher Skaife  Betty 
The Book of Lost Friends Lisa Wingate  Alice
The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman Shirley
Song For a Whale Lynne Kelly Corrie
The Deepest of Secrets Kelley Armstrong Dorothy
The Messy Lives of Book People Phaedra Patrick Meghan
The Lighthouse Witches C.J. Cooke Beth
September 2022    
A Short History of the World in 50 Places Dr. Jacob F. Field  Lorraine 
Conscience and Unconsciousness (Based on the movie 'While You Were Sleeping') pontmercy44 Corrie 
Ashes and Wax Desi Valentine Dorothy
I Kissed Shara Wheeler Casey McQuiston Nina 
The Break Katherena Vermette Shirley 
The Lost Girls of Willowbrook Ellen Marie Wiseman  Meghan 
Just Another Love Song Kerry Winfrey Nina 
The Strangers  Katherena Vermette  Shirley 
August 2022
Hokuloa Road Elizabeth Hand Shirley
Educated Tara Westover Kim
Every Summer After Carley Fortune Nina
Autoboyography Christina Lauren Kaleigh
Headless George: and Other Tales Told in Canada Steven Freygood Terry
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George Dorothy
All Thirteen: the Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Christina Soontornvat Corrie
The House With Chicken Legs Sophie Anderson Meghan
July 2022    
Mitan, Midi Animal  Corrie
Orr: My Story Bobby Orr  Dorothy
The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Joshua Hammer Terry 
The Clockmaker's Daughter Kate Morton  Lorraine
The Diamond Eye Kate Quinn  Alice
Bluebird Genevieve Graham Betty 
Queen of the Tearling Erika Johansen Meghan
June 2022    
It Ends With Us Colleen Hoover  Meghan
The Book Woman's Daughter Kim Michelle Richardson  Betty
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton  Lorraine
The Very Best of the Daily Telegraph's Book of Obituaries Hugh Massingberd Terry
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist Michael J. Fox Dorothy 
People Kill People Ellen Hopkins  Corrie
Dragon Girls: Naomi the Rainbow Glitter Dragon Maddy Mara  Emily 
Sweet Magnolias: Stealing Home Sherryl Woods  Beth
The World's Greatest Speeches Lewis Copeland (editor) Lorraine
The Last Green Valley Mark Sullivan Betty
The Paris Apartment Kelly Bowen Meghan
May 2022    
The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People Judith Orloff, MD Kim
Madame Tussaud: a Novel of the French Revolution Michelle Moran Betty 
Cultish: the Language of Fanaticism Amanda Montell Lorraine 
Genesis Eduardo Galeano Terry
Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich Shanna
Taste: My Life Through Food Stanley Tucci Beth
The No-Show Beth O'Leary Nina
Part of Your World Abby Jimenez Kaleigh
The Queen's Spy Clare Marchant Meghan
April 2022    
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Jon Krakauer  Corrie
Small Sacrifices Ann Rule Dorothy
Verses for the Dead Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Lorraine
Sea of Tranquility Emily St. John Mandel Shirley
Midnight in the Garden of Evil John Berendt Terry
Lucky Marissa Stapley Nina
China Rich Girlfriend Kevin Kwan Kaleigh
Lost Soul Adam J. Wright Kim
The Black Witch Laurie Frost Meghan
You've Reached Sam Dustin Thao Corrie
March 2022    
When You Know What I Know Sonja K. Solter Corrie
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn Dorothy
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer Lorraine
The Stolen Lady
Laura Morelli Betty
Bridge of Clay Markus Zusak Shirley
Peter Fitzsimons Terry
Weather Girl Rachel Lynn Solomon Nina
Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid Kaleigh
All Systems Red Martha Wells Meghan
The Midnight Library
Matt Haig Recommended by multiple people
The Lady and the Devil (Based on the book 'This Is All I Ask') TypeSomeSenseToMe Corrie
February 2022    
Permanent Astonishment Thomson Highway Shirley
A Stranger In Town
Kelley Armstrong Dorothy
Good Enough Jen Petro-Roy Corrie
One Last Stop
Casey McQuiston Nina
Malibu Rising Taylor Jenkins Reid Kaleigh
Splintered Silence
Susan Furlong Terry
Little Thieves Margaret Owen Meghan
Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut Beth