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. 
  2. We'd love to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts on the monthly theme or share your book review. Give us a shout out on social media or contact reference@sgpl.ca. 

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


October: Face Your Fears   

This month we are encouraging you to read a genre or subject matter you would normally avoid.Try something different outside of your usual comfort zone. You never know it might surprise you!

Unsure what literary categories to try? Take a look at these definitions


October Book Picks: Here are 14 picks to get you started, one for each category

1984 by George Orwell (Literary Fiction)



The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun (Mystery)


Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon (Thriller)


The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (Horror)



We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (Historical)



The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (Romance)



The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Western)



The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert (Bildungsroman or Coming of Age)



The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He (Speculative Fiction)



Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (Science Fiction)



Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James (Fantasy)



V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Dystopian)



Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Magical Realism)



The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Realist Literature)



Just want something scary? Try these books about creepy clowns and the circus



Additional Resources/Further Readings for Unusual Book Genres




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