Little Free Library and Good Morning America Team Up to Share Book Club Picks in 2023

By Sarah Nelson

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. Plus, all of the chosen libraries for the month will show up with a custom indicator on the Little Free Library mobile app! Learn more about each month’s book below, and visit our Steward Book Directory to apply for this opportunity.

December: The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon


GMA’s December pick was The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon. Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning diaries of Martha Ballard, Lawhon’s new book tells the tale of the renowned 18th century midwife and healer who finds herself at the center of a shocking murder that unhinges her small community of Hallowell, Maine. Watch the segment.

November: Class by Stephanie Land


GMA’s November pick was Class by Stephanie Land. On the heels of Maid, Land’s new book takes readers along her journey as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. The story follows her quest, facing obstacles at every turn, including a complex loan system, not having enough money for food and navigating judgment from professors and fellow students who don’t understand the demands of attending college while living under the poverty line. Despite the challenges, Land persevered as she found a way to maneuver her situation and eventually graduated in her mid-thirties. Watch the segment.

October: The List by Yomi Adegoke


GMA’s October pick was The List by Yomi Adegoke. Adegoke’s new novel is a story about internet culture and tackling complicated moral questions surrounding “call-out” practices in the age of online backlash. Adegoke uses fiction as a tool to explore the gray areas of truth in the online universe. A month before journalist Ola Olajide’s wedding to her fiance Michael, a list floating around social media with allegations includes his name. Watch the segment.

September: Happiness Falls by Angie Kim


GMA’s September pick was Happiness Falls by Angie Kim. When a father, Adam Parson, vanishes in Virginia, his tight-knit Korean American family is forced to dig deep within themselves, and each other, to find their missing loved one in a race against time. Narrated by Parson’s daughter, Mia, the novel follows a family’s desperate search for their father. Further complicating the search, Eugene, the man’s son and only witness to his disappearance, suffers from a rare genetic condition called Angelman syndrome that stunts his speech. The hunt uncovers secrets, revealing the missing loved one to be far from the man they know and love. Watch the segment.

August: Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo


GMA’s August pick was Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo. What is the meaning of family? How does it change from one generation to another? Family Lore aims to answer these questions by centering a multi-generational story about one Dominican American family, told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will change their lives forever. Follow four sisters and their daughters as they explore family relationships, secrets, food, love and home. This epic novel may span decades, but it remains an incredibly intimate experience where readers can’t help but fall in love with the characters, their voices, humor, sexiness and wisdom. Watch the segment. And watch one of our Little Free Library stewards ask the author a question on the air!

July: Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano


GMA’s July pick was Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano. Kathleen Deane was in search of her dream life when she moved to the Long Island beach town of Whitbey after her marriage of nearly 30 years fell apart. Instead of the picturesque, quaint life from the postcards she imagined, she’s now found herself embroiled in the trials and tribulations that come with living in a beach house — and the neighbors next to her. As Kathleen becomes more involved with the small-town politics, she realizes her new life may not be the fairytale she hoped for, but it just might be what she needs. In the critically-acclaimed novel, Castellano writes an original witty tale that has kept readers laughing. Watch the segment.

June: Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs


GMA’s June pick was Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs. This mystery-filled novel builds a deep world of generational secrets that have haunted one family tasked with guarding a collection of ancient and rare books. Follow the Kalotay family as estranged half-sisters Joanna and Esther reunite to guard their family’s library of magical books and work together to unravel a deadly web of familial loyalty, betrayal and the pursuit of power. Watch the segment.

May: The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters


GMA’s May pick was The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters. This twisted novel centers around a young woman who vanishes from her glamorous life in Lagos, Nigeria, and her estranged aunt who will stop at nothing to find the truth. Follow Auntie Claudine as she starts to dig into her missing niece’s “perfect life,” where she uncovers “dark secrets, isolation, and even violence,” according to the book’s publisher. The Nigerwife examines family bonds, the consequences of keeping secrets and whether one can truly leave their past behind. Watch the segment.

April: Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose


GMA’s April pick was Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose. The thrilling novel proves that secrets, desires and even blood can all come out in the wash. In her debut novel, Bose reinvents age-old ideas of love and deceit that can make even the most dysfunctional life look so-called “perfect.” The novel centers on Ciara Dunphy, who appears to have it all — a loving husband, perfect children and a beautiful home in a small Irish village — until she’s found murdered and the pristine façade comes crumbling down. Watch the segment. And watch one of our Little Free Library stewards ask the author a question on the air!

March: Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson


GMA’s March pick was Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson. This glamorous escape takes place on Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights, one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods, and home to the well-connected Stockton family. Follow the family as they learn how to navigate love, family, class and money from three different perspectives: the eldest, the youngest and a newcomer marrying-in. Watch the segment. And one of our very own Little Free Library stewards was selected to ask the author a question on air! See her thoughtful question here.

February: River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer


GMA’s February pick was River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer. The novel is about a mother and her journey across the Caribbean to find the children stolen from her in the aftermath of slavery. Watch the segment. And one of our very own Little Free Library stewards was selected to ask the author a question on air! See her thoughtful question here.

January: Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor


For the first book-club pick of the year, GMA selected Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor. Deepti Kapoor transports readers into modern-day India, shifting between the extravagant lifestyles of the mega-rich and heartbreaking poverty in a book described as The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby. Watch the segment.

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