TODAY Book Club picks ‘The Bone Season’ as its first selection.

Following in Oprah’s footsteps, “The Today Show” is starting a new monthly book club.

The “Today” selections, chosen every four to five weeks, will have stickers on their covers indicating their inclusion in the club. The books, chosen by a team of producers and the show’s co-hosts, will include both fiction and nonfiction, newly released titles and classics. Discussion groups and excerpts will be featured online.

The first book, announced August 20, is The Bone Season, a futuristic novel about a 19-year-old clairvoyant by first-time novelist Samantha Shannon.

Shannon will chat about The Bone Season in a Google Hangout on September 16, which doesn’t give readers too much time to get on board. The book was just released on August 20, and may not be on many library shelves yet. Cheshire Library patrons can place a hold on the book through our online catalog.

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