Adult Virtual Reading Club

Welcome to the Adult Virtual Reading Club!

Each month we will explore a new theme, our suggested reads along with related articles and topics.


How to participate in the Virtual Reading Club: Adult Edition

  1. Start by locating the book or books you are interested in reading during that month. Try one or try all of the book picks, it is completely up to you. Request a copy from TRAC or find it here at SGPL. Visit us in-person or give us a call as we would be happy to help you! Try out one or more of the featured activities. 
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Where There Is No Imagination, There Is No Horror” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This month’s theme is crime reads. Delve into these often dark and deadly stories that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.



Book Recommendations


Crime Beat

Crime Beat by Michael Connelly

Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends—and, of course, the killers—to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath

Available as eBook on Overdrive


Dead in the Water

Dead In The Water by Denise Swanson

When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover-especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he murdered? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list?

Available as eBook on Hoopla


The Girls Weekend

The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman

A riveting locked-room mystery about five college friends eager to reunite after years apart--only to be ripped apart again when their host's disappearance unearths dark secrets and old grudges. A Celtic knot of suspense and surprise, this brooding, atmospheric novel will keep you guessing as each twist reveals a new possibility. It will remind you of friendships hidden in the depths of your own past, and make you wonder how well you really know the people you've loved the longest.

Available as eBook on Hoopla


I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Available as eBook and Audiobook on Overdrive


The Outsider

The Outsider by Stephen King

An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens—Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. As the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge, King's story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Available as eBook and Audiobook on Overdrive


American Psycho

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

Available as eBook on Overdrive


Further Readings

Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

The Long Drop, by Denise Mina

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

These Women by Ivy Pochoda

Broken: six short novels by Don Winslow

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier


Other Links

https://crimereads.com/

https://www.amazon.com/BLOODY-ALPHABET-Scariest-Coloring-Murderers/dp/170201939X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=BLOODY+ALPHABET%3A&qid=1597522903&s=books&sr=1-1

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-46453084