#MurderMondayBookClub

It’s here, folks – the list for my 2019 true crime book read alongs! I am so excited that people have expressed an interest in participating. Be sure when you post your photos to use the hashtag #murdermondaybookclub so other folks who are reading along can find you!

This is a come and go as you please book club. Join in when you have time, skip a month when you don’t. If the book doesn’t look interesting to you, wait until you see one that does look interesting! I tried to choose a mix of new releases and backlist titles so you have the opportunity to check the library for each of them. I will also occasionally do giveaways on my Instagram page of the titles, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

I am going to keep the discussions on this very simple, with the opportunity to do more if you so please. On the last day of each month I will post a photo on my Instagram page with some discussion topics of the true crime book chosen. You can comment on the photo, let me know your thoughts, and also reply to other readers comments. Who knows, maybe you will make a new best friend this way! That’s it – no group messages, no emails, etc., just a good old fashioned conversation on an Instagram post.

For your convenience, the Goodreads summary of the books is linked to the title, and I also added several purchasing options. Please note that shipping time from Book Depository varies based off of where you live!

FEBRUARY (discussion on Thursday, February 28):
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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MARCH (discussion on Sunday, March 31):
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule
Click here to purchase the special 20th Anniversary edition from Amazon
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Click here to read this title for free on Kindle Unlimited

APRIL (discussion on Tuesday, April 30):
Columbine by Dave Cullen
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MAY (discussion on Friday, May 31):
Accused by Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman
This book contains the entire transcripts of the first season of the Accused podcast, so it is possible to listen to the podcast instead of reading the book and you will be just as informed! The book contains photos and evidence from the case, but the podcast is absolutely fascinating.
Click here to listen to the podcast
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JUNE (discussion on Sunday, June 20):
The Menendez Brothers: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings that Stunned the Nation by Robert Rand
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JULY (discussion on Wednesday, July 31):
Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell
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AUGUST (discussion on Sunday, August 31):
The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller
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Click here to preorder the paperback from Amazon (releases on May 7, 2019)

SEPTEMBER (discussion on Monday, September 30):
Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen (will be released February 9, 2019)
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OCTOBER (discussion on Thursday, October 31):
Dirty John by Christopher Goffard
Please note that this book is a great companion to the Dirty John podcast from Wondery.
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NOVEMBER (discussion on Saturday, November 30):
JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas
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December (discussion on MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 to avoid New Years Eve holiday):
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry
I highly recommend listening to the Serial (season one) podcast from This American Life and WBEZ Chicago before this discussion!
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