Book Clubs


Whitefish Bay Public Library's book clubs


Mystery Book Club meets virtually the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM. We will be using the online tool Zoom to have a hybrid meeting so you can Zoom or meet in person at the library. Zoom is a free platform (but you do need to create an account). The link to the meeting can be found on the event pages below:

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Mystery Book Club Titles

Tea Time Book Club meets at 12PM on the dates listed below. All meetings are hybrid, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom. So if you go to a warmer state in the Winter you can still attend and talk about the books! The Zoom link is below.

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Tea Time titles and dates:

Here is a list of previous titles that we read in our Mystery book club:

2024 Titles

Bloodline by Jess Lourey

Celine by Peter Heller



2023 Titles

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
Broken Places by Tracy Clark
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby 
Death at Greenway by Lori- Rader-Day
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
Death Stalks Door County by Patricia Skalka 
Mycroft Holmes By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara

2022 Titles

The Drifter by Nick Petrie
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
Shady Hollow by Juneau Black
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

2021 Titles
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Murder at the Mena House 
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Better Sister by Alafair Burke

2020 Titles
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
Jar city by Arnaldur Indriðason

2019 Titles
Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Still Life by Louise Penny
Cover her Face by P.D. James
The Dry by Jane Harper
The Expats by Chris Pavonne
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley


Here is a list of previous titles that we read in Tea Time book club:

2023 Titles
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
All the Broken Places by John Boyne
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Wintering: the Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
Beauty of Dusk: on Vision Lost and Found by Frank Bruni
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Dinners with Ruth: a Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenburg
Brewtown Tales: More Stories from Milwaukee and Beyond by John Gurda
Verity by Colleen Hoover


2022 Titles
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
Reclamation : Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant's Search for Her Family's Lasting Legacy by Gayle Jessup White
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
Winners Take All: the Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

2021 Titles

Britt-Marie was here by Fredrik Backman
Djinn patrol on the purple line by Deepa Anappara
You never forget your first : a biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe
Race Against Time- : a reporter reopens the unsolved murder cases of the civil rights era by Jerry  Mitchell
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
What happened to you? : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing
Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson
When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner 
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
The Guest List by Lucy Foley 
The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

2020 Titles 

Gown by Jennifer Robson
Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
Becoming by Michelle Obama

2019 Titles
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Feather Thief by Kirk Johnson
Educated by Tara Westover
History of Bees by Maja Lunde
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Witch Elm by Tana French
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Death and the Life of Great Lakes by Dan Egan
12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

2018 Titles

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi​​​​​​
Coming to My Senses: the making of a counterculture cook by Alice Waters
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Little Heathens: hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The Reminders by Val Emmich

Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
The Zookeeper's Wife: a War Story by Diane Ackerman
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

2017 Titles
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Sting-Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Destiny Of The Republic : A Tale Of Madness, Medicine, And The Murder Of A President by Candice Millard
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

2016 Titles
The Widow by Fiona Barton- December
The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt- November
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond- October
Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith- September
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Pretty Girls by Karin SlaughterHold Still: a Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
Jesus Cow by Michael Perry

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