Book Club Picks

If you’re in need of new selections for your book club, we can help! Our quarterly picks lists are filled with engaging titles sure to spark lively discussion. For each title, we:

  • purchase multiple copies so they’ll be available to book club members
  • purchase multiple formats so you can read the way you like best
  • commit to keeping the titles for 18 months from the time we pick them so you can plan ahead

FALL 2019 PICKS


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.”

Fiction

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The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

“Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.”

Fiction

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Dopesick by Beth Macy

Dopesick

Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy

“This book is comprehensive, compassionate and forceful. No matter what you already know about the opioid crisis, Dopesick’s toughness and intimacy make it a must.”

Nonfiction

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Gone So Long by Andre Dubus the third
Gone So Long by Andre Dubus the third

“Gone So Long is a riveting family drama about an ex-con who did time for murder, the estranged daughter he hasn’t seen in forty years, and the grandmother angry enough to kill him.”

Fiction

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If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim
If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

“A gripping, heartrending tale of the birth of modern Korea filtered through the prism of an intimate love story.”

Fiction

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The Last Whalers by Doug Bock Clark
The Last Whalers by Doug Bock Clark

“This is a brilliant, exciting, and terrifying story that reveals the hidden world of Indonesian islanders who find themselves trapped between past and future–between hunting whales with bamboo spears to survive and an outside world poised to wipe them out.” 

Nonfiction

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

“A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.”

Fiction

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The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Overstory by Richard Powers


“A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save old growth forest.”

Fiction

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The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

“It’s a literary rescue mission, bringing to life the tragic real-life case that forms the dark heart of Nabokov’s classic. You’ll never read Lolita the same way again.”

Nonfiction

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Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks

“Often funny and always observant, Small Animals is a poignant look at what it means to raise children in modern America.”

Nonfiction

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