What my bookclub has been reading

About 10 times a year, my friends and I get together over a small meal, maybe some wine, always dessert, to discuss our latest book. Though we may stray from our topic, these gatherings have proven to be an excellent source of friendship and support. We each pick a book to read, and though everyone is not in agreement on whether or not we liked it, we all believe in the power of a good book. The majority of our selections are general fiction or suspenseful thrillers, though we will throw in a classic or memoir to shake it up a bit.

In no particular order, here are some of our selections over the past few years as well as through the next few months. A (*) means the majority liked it;, a (~) had mixed reviews and a (?) means it is still to be read.

General Fiction or Mystery/Suspense

~Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshlyn Jackson

*The Help by Kathryn Stockett

*The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

~Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

~Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

*The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

*What She Left Behind by Ellen Wiserman

~The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker

Memoirs and Non-Fiction:

~I am Malala by Malala Yousavzai and Christina Lamb

Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett and Maureen Ann Seaberg

?Lady Parts by Andrea Martin

?American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice

~Quiet Susan Cain

*Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner


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