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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.