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 Events page. 

Bring Your Own Book Club Recommends: 

Title: Author: Recommended By:
May 2024    
The Bandit Queens Parini Shroff Sam
We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia Hunter Sarah
The Kill Order James Dashner Malyssa
Love & Gelato Jenna Evans Welch Cassidy
Trouble the Water Rebecca Dwight Bruff Betty
Anxious People Fredrik Backman Lorraine
Spark of the Everflame Penn Cole Maddie
House Arrest K.A. Holt Corrie
April 2024    
Chocolate Wars Deborah Cadbury Betty
The Push Ashley Audrain Lorraine
Whispers of the Deep Emma Hamm Sarah
The Grace Year Kim Liggett Maddie
I Am AI AI Jiang Sam
Bull David Elliott Corrie
March 2024    
The Lost Lights of St. Kilda Elisabeth Gifford Lorraine
Kristin Lavransdatter (trilogy) Sigrid Undset Betty
My Deal With the Universe Deborah Kerbel Malyssa
Denis Ever After Tony Abbott Maddie
What Have We Done: the Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars David Bowne Wood Sam
Death Note Tsugumi Ohba Corrie
Isolation Bex Chan Malyssa
A Beautiful Woman in Venice Kathleen Ann Gonzalez Lorraine
The Mercies Kiran Millwood Hargrave Sam
February 2024    
Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend Sam
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams  Anthony
Encore in Death J.D. Robb Lorraine
Only the Beautiful Susan Meissner Betty
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Melanie Benjamin Betty
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy Alice
The Seven Year Slip Ashley Poston Sarah
The Fort Gordon Korman Malyssa
The Switch Roland Smith Malyssa
I Want to Go Home Gordon Korman Corrie
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder | Good Girl, Bad Blood | As Good As Dead Holly Jackson Malyssa
Saint Anything Sarah Dessen Sarah
The Last Windwitch Jennifer Adam Malyssa
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers Sam
Cinder | Scarlet | Cress | Winter Marissa Meyer Maddie
The Women Kristin Hannah Meghan
Divine Rivals Rebecca Ross Meghan
Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book Lawrence Hill Corrie
Soul Lanterns Shaw Kuzki Corrie
The Talk Darrin Bell Corrie
Light From Uncommon Stars Ryka Aoki Sam
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid Maddie
House of Flame and Shadow Sarah J. Maas Maddie
The Sky Between You and Me Catherine Alene Corrie
A Guest in the House Emily Carroll Corrie
January 2024

Here in the Real World 
Sara Pennypacker
Red, White, and Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston 
The Road Years
Rick Mercer
The Midnight Library
Matt Haig
The 9th Man
Steve Berry
Nicola Griffith
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
Girls on the Verge
Sharon Biggs Waller
The Lost Bookshop
Evie Woods
House of Sky and Breath
Sarah J. Maas
December 2023

Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie 
One of Us is Lying 
Karen M. McManus 
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
The Dalai Lama and Archibishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams 
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Les Sandiford
The Enemy
Lee Child
Suggested Reading 
Dave Connis 
World War Z 
Max Brooks 
Billy Summers 
Stephen King 
In a Holidaze 
Christina Lauren 
All Systems Red 
Martha Wells 
The Naturals 
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Librarian of Burned Books 
Brianna Labuskes
Christmas Bells
Jennifer Chiaverini
Every Day: the Graphic Novel
David Levithan
November 2023

The Dead Romantics 
Ashley Poston
The Lost City of the Monkey God 
Douglas Preston 
The Chelsea Girls 
Fiona Davis 
Leviathan Wakes 
James S.A. Corey 
Nothing to Lose 
Lee Child 
At the End of Everything 
Marieke Nijkamp 
Everything Is An Emergency 
Jason Adam Katzenstein 
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters 
Emil Ferris 
October 2023
Song of Achilles Madeline Miller Meghan
Between Heaven and Earth Eric Walters Corrie
Arrival (originally 'Stories of Your Life and Others') Ted Chiang Anthony
American Dirt Jeanine Cummins Betty 
The River We Remember William Kent Krueger Alice
The African Samurai Craig Shreve Lorraine
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Suzanne Collins Maddie
The Kaiju Preservation Society John Scalzi Sam
Phaedra Laura Shepperson Meghan
Spy x Family Vol. 1 Tatsuya Endo Corrie
Medici's Daughter  Sophie Perinot Betty 
September 2023
Forget Me Not Julie Soto Corrie
The Violin Conspiracy Brendan Slocumb Lorraine
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard Susan Meissner Betty
Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan Esra & Anthony
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins Tom
Camp Damascus Chuck Tingle Sam
Beard Necessities Penny Reid Maddie
The Third Person Emma Grove Corrie
Elder Race Adrian Tchaikovsky Sam
August 2023
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: the Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe Deborah Cadbury Betty
Galway Bay Mary Pat Kelly Lorraine
The Wind Knows My Name Isabel Allende Gail
Louis Undercover Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Corrie
The Bridge at Andau James Michener Gail
The Guest List Lucy Foley Maddie
Huda F Are You? Huda Fahmy Corrie
July 2023
Homecoming Kate Morton Lorraine
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller Sarah Miller Betty
Because I Am Furniture Thalia Chaltas Corrie
Th1rt3en Steve Cavanagh Dorothy
Happily Ever Ninja Penny Reid Maddie
Library Wars: Love & War Kiiro Yumi Corrie
June 2023
The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly Margaret Magnusson Lorraine
Gabriel Dumont Speaks Gabriel Dumont Terry
West With Giraffes Lynda Rutledge Betty
Die With Zero: Getting All You Can From Your Money and Your Life Bill Perkins Nina
The War That Saved My Life|The War I Finally Won Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Corrie
I'm Glad My Mom Died Jeannette McCurdy Kaleigh
The Fourth Wing Rebecca Yarros Maddie
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 theRights 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
Batavia 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