Take a Chance Book Club: "The House in the Cerulean Sea"
Expand your Reading Horizons!
Are you interested in joining a book club but not sure what you might like to read? We are a book club that reads and discusses a different genre each month. Take a chance with us! New members are always welcome.
Join us the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Westover Library.
This month's genre is science fiction and the book selection is "The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune
2023 Reading List
- Jan. 9: "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Horror)
- Feb. 13: "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah (Biography)
- Mar. 13: "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams (Historical Fiction)
- Apr. 10: "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz (Detective/Mystery)
- May 8: "The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune (Science Fiction)
- June 12: "Florida" by Lauren Groff (Short Stories)
- July 10: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Classic)
- Aug. 14: "I Must Betray You" by Ruta Sepetys (Young Adult)
A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Westover Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies.
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- Monday, May 8, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Longfellow Room
- Westover Library
- Events for Adults
- Book Club
- Arlington Public Library
About the book: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
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