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We are passionate readers who love nothing more than discovering fantastic books and sharing them with friends. We recommend books that move us to laughter and tears—and everything in between. Trust us when we say, "You've got to read this!"

It’s only January, but we have big plans for 2018. In fact, we’ve already mapped out our book club plans for the entire year! That’s right. We made a calendar for the perfect year of book club reading and discussion. And we want you to get in on the fun.

Whether you prefer historical fiction, page-turning thrillers, literary fiction, or moving true stories, you and your book club will love these reads.

One grand prize winner will receive a year’s worth of book club favorites and calendars for themselves and their book club. Twelve additional winners will receive calendars and 12 copies of one month’s book—so everyone in your book club can read together. Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win!

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The Scribe of Siena
by Melodie Winawer
January

Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato has always been fascinated by medieval Siena—but she never imagined she could literally find herself there. A perfect read for long winter nights, THE SCRIBE OF SIENA is an unexpected, dangerous love story that fans of OUTLANDER and THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE will devour.

The Scribe of Siena
Melodie Winawer

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Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in February

By Off the Shelf Staff | February 23, 2018

Fall in Love with the Past in this Novel Perfect for OUTLANDER Fans

By Julianna Haubner | January 30, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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The Bright Hour
by Nina Riggs
February

Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, this exquisite memoir by a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 37 is a gentle reminder how to live and love every day. Remind yourself—and your book club—what’s really important this Valentine’s Day.

The Bright Hour
Nina Riggs

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10 Recommendations from the Co-Owner of Literati Bookstore

By Hilary Gustafson | July 12, 2018

6 of Alice Hoffman’s Favorite Books of the Year

By Alice Hoffman | July 3, 2018

13 of the Most Powerful Memoirs I’ve Ever Read

By Taylor Noel | June 7, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in February

By Off the Shelf Staff | February 23, 2018

An Emotional Memoir That Will Make You Less Afraid of Dying

By Taylor Noel | February 6, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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Beartown
by Fredrik Backman
March

The author of A MAN CALLED OVE returns with a winning novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. BEARTOWN explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain.

Beartown
Fredrik Backman

MENTIONED IN:

The 5 Best Books I Read This Month

By Taylor Noel | October 10, 2018

15 Outstanding Novels from Authors with New Books On the Way

By Taylor Noel | May 14, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in March

By Off the Shelf Staff | March 30, 2018

6 Fiction Favorites Out in Paperback This February

By Meagan Harris | February 20, 2018

12 Sports Novels for Readers Who Hate Sports

By Taylor Noel | February 2, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See
April

Beloved book club author Lisa See delivers a powerful story about a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. See paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region of China and, as with all of her novels, depicts the intricate relationships between women, with a special focus on the mother-daughter bond.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Lisa See

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By Off the Shelf Staff | May 24, 2018

6 Favorite Books New in Paperback This April

By Meagan Harris | April 17, 2018

Here’s Why Our Book Club Loved THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE

By Off the Shelf Staff | April 13, 2018

12 Tips for How to Read as Many Books as Possible

By Taylor Noel | April 5, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in January

By Off the Shelf Staff | January 26, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
May

Mysterious Evelyn Hugo is a classic film star who disappeared from public life years ago and has been a recluse for decades. There’s been tabloid coverage and countless movies, but no one knows her real story. That is, until Evelyn summons a young journalist to listen to her and report the truth. This is an unexpected epic love story steeped in old-Hollywood glamour, perfect for fans of CRAZY RICH ASIANS or THE NEST.

Read the full review of THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Summer Reading Recommendations from Off the Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | June 21, 2018

6 Favorite Books New in Paperback This May

By Meagan Harris | May 21, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

Readers’ Choice: October’s 10 Most Shelved Books on Off the Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | October 27, 2017

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By Something to Read About | September 5, 2017

Your Perfect Beach Read Just Needs One Thing… Seven Marriages

By Will Rhino | July 14, 2017

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Unraveling Oliver
by Liz Nugent
June

Oliver Ryan has the perfect life, sharing a lovely home with his wife, Alice, who illustrates the award-winning children’s books that have brought him wealth and fame. Until one evening, Oliver assaults her and leaves her for dead. UNRAVELING OLIVER is a brilliant, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense about the truth behind a shocking act of savagery and the profound lies and deceptions that come to light in its wake.

Unraveling Oliver
Liz Nugent

MENTIONED IN:

A Page-Turning Exploration of a Multi-Layered Villain

By Stu Smith | August 15, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in March

By Off the Shelf Staff | March 30, 2018

11 Novels from Irish Authors You Need to Read Now

By Nikki Barnhart | March 16, 2018

6 Fiction Favorites Out in Paperback This February

By Meagan Harris | February 20, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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Are You Sleeping
by Kathleen Barber
July

Your book club won’t be getting much sleep this summer after reading this twisty psychological thriller in the vein of Serial and Ruth Ware's IN A DARK, DARK WOOD. A reporter’s wildly popular podcast reopens a murder case, threatening to expose the secrets the victim’s daughter has hidden beneath the surface of her new life. Reunited with her estranged twin sister, and once again swept up in the lies and terrors of her past, Josie Burhman finds herself at the center of a national obsession. Look out for a film adaptation! Reese Witherspoon will produce the film starring Octavia Spencer.

Are You Sleeping
Kathleen Barber

MENTIONED IN:

5 Literary Sleuths Jessica Jones Would Approve Of

By Tolani Osan | March 14, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in February

By Off the Shelf Staff | February 23, 2018

10 Reese Witherspoon–Approved Books for You and Your Book Club

By Tolani Osan | January 25, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

The 5 Best Books I’ve Read This Month

By Meagan Harris | November 8, 2017

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The History of Bees
by Maja Lunde
August

Did your book club love STATION ELEVEN or THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS? Then they will love THE HISTORY OF BEES. This debut novel follows three generations of beekeepers, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees and one another against the backdrop of a global crisis. A perfect distraction from the back-to-school blues. And you may even learn something new.

The History of Bees
Maja Lunde

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By Off the Shelf Staff | June 21, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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By Something to Read About | September 5, 2017

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Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward
September

Jesmyn Ward’s masterful novel just won the 2017 National Book Award. Thirteen-year-old Jojo and his younger sister accompany their mother on a trip through Mississippi to pick up their father from the state penitentiary. This evocative family saga examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.

Read the full review SING, UNBURIED, SING.

Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward

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The Rules of Magic
by Alice Hoffman
October

Happy Halloween! Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding prequel to her bestseller PRACTICAL MAGIC is a pure delight for any reader. An uplifting story that celebrates the power of love, THE RULES OF MAGIC takes readers into the childhoods of Franny and Jet Owens, the revered aunts of PRACTICAL MAGIC.

The Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman

MENTIONED IN:

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By Lara Blackman | October 1, 2018

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By Julianna Haubner | July 30, 2018

10 of the Best Books We’ve Read So Far This Year

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 16, 2018

5 Second Summaries: THE RULES OF MAGIC

By Elizabeth Breeden | June 30, 2018

6 Favorite Novels New in Paperback This June

By Meagan Harris | June 25, 2018

10 Reese Witherspoon–Approved Books for You and Your Book Club

By Tolani Osan | January 25, 2018

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Manhattan Beach
by Jennifer Egan
November

Your book club can spend Thanksgiving being thankful for Jennifer Egan’s first foray into historical fiction. In this mesmerizing novel, you'll meet Anna Kerrigan, an indomitable and unforgettable heroine who becomes the first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard—the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations—and navigates a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men.

Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan

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6 Favorite Novels New in Paperback This June

By Meagan Harris | June 25, 2018

Summer Reading Recommendations from Off the Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | June 21, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | May 24, 2018

When One of Your Favorite Authors Tries Something New

By Ashley Gilliam | April 9, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in January

By Off the Shelf Staff | January 26, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

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In the Midst of Winter
by Isabel Allende
December

Complete your book club’s holiday party with Isabel Allende’s IN THE MIDST OF WINTER, a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together during a snowstorm. This mesmerizing story journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende

MENTIONED IN:

6 Fantastic Books New in Paperback This September

By Meagan Harris | September 18, 2018

11 Novels with Older Characters You’re Sure to Love

By Taylor Noel | August 21, 2018

Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in February

By Off the Shelf Staff | February 23, 2018

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By Off the Shelf Staff | January 16, 2018

15 Favorites Your Book Club Must Read This Winter

By Off the Shelf Staff | December 21, 2017

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