What if all of Malden read the same book?

Malden Reads receives prestigious national grant in time for 10th year

Malden Reads: One City, One Book is honored to receive a matching grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Malden for their tenth anniversary year in early 2020. An … Continue reading


Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount is ON!

Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:00 – 10:00pm Ward 4 City Councillor Ryan & O’Malley, in collaboration with Malden Reads, invites the community to the top of Waitt’s Mount Park in … Continue reading


2019 – “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See

“As A-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another.” Malden Reads is pleased to announce its 2019 book … Continue reading

October 16, 2018

2018 – “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

For the eighth year of Malden’s popular “One City, One Book” program, the committee chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The novel debuted at the top of The New York … Continue reading

December 15, 2017

2017 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman Ove (pronounced “OOH-vah”) is a curmudgeon of the highest order. He believes in order, rules, and principles. To say that he is set … Continue reading

November 22, 2016

2016 – “The Martian” by Andy Weir

“The Martian” by Andy Weir Mark Watney is a mechanical engineer, botanist, astronaut and modern-day MacGyver. And it’s a good thing, because during a mission to Mars, a dust storm … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

2015 – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan The great recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

2013 – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie Winner of the National Book Award, this semi- autobiographical work of fiction features Arnold “Junior” Spirit, a Native American … Continue reading

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2012 – Outcasts United

“Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town” by Warren St. John This is the true story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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