Millhopper Book Club

orange, red and yellow. fanned pages of a book. words-Millhopper Book Club

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet in-person on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. When we meet, we start by sharing books we’ve read recently, then discuss that month’s book.

book cover of "Something Wilder" by Christina Lauren

In April, the Millhopper Book Club will be discussing, Something Wilder by Christina Lauren. "Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession . . . or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke's coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the treacherous and storied red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn't leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago. Treasured land wasn't her only loss that fateful summer, and when the man she once loved walks back into her life with a motley crew of his friends ready to hit the trails, the usually self-reliant cowgirl is thrown. Frankly Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness and leave him there. Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they'd barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind them, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. But Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it's never going to happen. Unfortunately, emotions won't be led like a horse to water, and even out in the desert it's impossible to ignore the heat of attraction. But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group realizes the idea of hidden treasure wasn't so crazy after all. Finding themselves alone in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo and Lily must decide whether they trust Duke's maps-and each other-enough to risk their lives and hearts for the adventure of a lifetime." Description provided by the publisher

This month the in-person discussion will be on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. in Meeting Room A.


Upcoming titles:

May: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

June: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman

July: The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

August: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

Previous titles:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Nightwork by Nora Roberts


Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.

By BethN on March 9, 2023