Maryland Psychiatric Society Book Club

The MPS Book Club facilitates members gathering to discuss a book, fiction or non-fiction, chosen by the group in advance. Meetings attract those who want to get together socially for a stimulating discussion and light refreshment.  To join, please email the MPS at  If you don’t have time for meetings, we offer this list of past selections and encourage you to enjoy the books on your own.


  • January  – The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  • March  – O William!  by Elizabeth Strout
  • May – Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  • September – Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  • December – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab


  • May – Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • September – All the Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr
  • November  –Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann


  • March – Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • May – Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  • July – The Idiot by Dostoyevsky
  • November – Deacon King Kong by James McBride


  • November – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 
  • September –  Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • May – Educated by Tara Westover
  • March – What’s Left of the Night by Ersi Sotiropoulos
  • January – The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright


  • January – Winter Mythologies and Abbots by Pierre Michon
  • April – Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
  • June – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • September – Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • November – Transcription by Kate Atkinson


  • January – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • March – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • June – The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • September – A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles
  • November – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


  • January Euphoria by Lily King
  • March – The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • May – The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • September – FATES and FURIES by Lauren Groff
  • December – The Wonder by Emma Donoghue


  • January – Veronika Decides to Die: A novel of Redemption by Paulo Coelho
  • March – Still Aliceby Lisa Genova
  • May – The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown
  • September – The Infatuations by Javier Marias
  • November – The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut


  • May – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • September- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • November – A Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng