We are thrilled to partner with Good Morning America (GMA) to share their book club selections with Little Free Library stewards across the U.S. and Canada! Each month, registered stewards can apply to win copies of the newest GMA book club pick. If you’re a winner, a photo of your Little Free Library may even appear on air, and your library location will be featured on a special online map! Learn more about each month’s book and how to apply for this opportunity below.
December: The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
The novel is set in the near future and Florida is slipping away. The sunshine state has been battered by devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels that have wreaked havoc on the state’s infrastructure. As a hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast, Kirby Lowe and his pregnant wife Frida, along with their two sons, prepare for the worst. Watch the book announcement here, and see a map of 150 Little Free Library locations that were gifted copies of the book. Be part of GMA’s book club by following along on Instagram @gmabookclub!
November: Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
This novel explores grief, loss, and healing from the perspective of a young woman named Eve, who is part of a tight-knit Nigerian family that is struck by tragedy. Watch the book announcement here and see an interview with Nwabineli, where she shares what inspires her and her book’s unconventional love story. Remember to follow @gmabookclub on Instagram to see photos of the book in Little Free Libraries!
October: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
This co-written novel features suspense, an unforgettable love story and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves. Watch the book announcement here (with a special appearance by LFL!) and click here to find a copy of Mad Honey at a Little Free Library location near you. Celebrate the GMA book club’s third anniversary, and don’t forget to follow @gmabookclub on Instagram!
September: The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh
Huynh’s debut novel follows a family of estranged Vietnamese women — cursed to never know love or happiness — as they reunite, for better or for worse, after a psychic makes a startling prediction. GMA has shared copies of the book with 150 Little Free Library stewards across the U.S. and Canada! Click here to see a map of winning Little Free Library locations near you. Watch the GMA book club announcement, and follow along on Instagram with @gmabookclub!
August: Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean
This novel follows 35-year-old Mika Suzuki, whose life is a mess. Her last relationship ended in disaster, she is constantly letting down her traditional Japanese parents and she’s just been fired from her latest dead-end job. Her world changes when Mika receives a phone call from Penny, the daughter she placed for adoption 16 years ago. Copies of the book have been gifted to 150 Little Free Libraries across the U.S. and Canada! Click here to see a map of locations. Watch the GMA book club announcement, and don’t forget to follow along on Instagram with @gmabookclub!
July: The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Poston’s latest novel follows Florence Day, a ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry. But after a break-up, Florence said she no longer believes in love. You can find a copy of the book in select Little Free Libraries across the U.S. and Canada! Click here to find a copy of The Dead Romantics at a little library location near you. Read an excerpt of The Dead Romantics here and watch the segment.
June: More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez
Gutierrez’s debut novel is an evocative drama about a woman caught leading a double life after one husband murders the other, and the true-crime writer who becomes obsessed with telling her story. You can find a copy of the book in select Little Free Libraries across the U.S. and Canada! Read an excerpt of More Than You’ll Ever Know here and watch the segment.
May: The Change by Kirsten Miller
May’s GMA book-club pick follows three women who discover that midlife changes bring new types of empowerment. “I like to think of it as a feel good feminist revenge fantasy with witches!” Miller told GMA. “It follows three women who have reached a certain age and discover they’ve developed some unexpected powers.” See a map of locations here and watch the segment.
April: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Lessons in Chemistry takes place in 1960s California. The story follows Elizabeth Zott, a chemist who works at Hastings Research Institute. Though brilliant and a highly trained scientist, Zott isn’t respected by her colleagues because she’s a woman. Elizabeth’s life takes a turn when she becomes a single mother and the unlikely star of a TV cooking show. But, as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Not only is she teaching her audience—so-called “average” housewives”—how to cook, she’s daring them to change the status quo. See a map of locations here and watch the segment.
March: The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh
Walsh’s new book has so many twists and turns that it will keep you guessing until the very last page. The novel follows Emma, a well-known marine-biologist. She loves her husband, Leo, and their young daughter, Ruby, and would do anything for them. But almost everything she’s told them about herself is a lie. We’re excited that 150 Little Free Library stewards were selected to receive two copies of this book to share in their libraries. See a map of locations here and watch the segment.
February: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb is a riveting page-turner about a Black classical musician’s desperate quest to recover his lost family heirloom violin—and it’s GMA’s February book club pick! Once again 150 Little Free Library stewards were selected to receive two copies of this book to share in their libraries. See a map of locations here and watch the segment.
January: The Maid by Nita Prose
For the first book-club pick of the year, GMA selected The Maid by Nita Prose, a one-of-a-kind murder mystery with an unforgettable main character. If you’re looking for a murder mystery that’s heartwarming and hopeful, this is for you! The book was generously gifted to 150 registered Little Free Library stewards to read and share with their communities. Watch the segment.
Just in time for the holidays, Good Morning America brought a Little Free Library to Times Square in New York City! Filled with books chosen by the show’s anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, and Ginger Zee as their picks of 2021, the library represented the spirit of giving at the end of a challenging year. In 2022, when the weather allows, this little library will be stocked with the month’s book club selection for visitors to take home.