Book club choices 2024

If the book is in bold font, I have read some of it but not reviewed it probably because I didn’t finish it, if it is underlined, I have reviewed it.

Our own book club

Jan 2024Medicine Walk by David WagameseApril – Violeta by Isabel AllendeMay – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Jan 2023 – The Past by Tessa HadleyFebJoan by Kathryn J ChenAprilThe Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
June – reading the shortlist for the Women’s Prize and predicting the winner. Yes! We got it right.JulyPachinko by Jin Min LeeAugustTrust by Hernan Diaz
OctThe Queen of Dirt island by Donal RyanDecThe Fraud by Zadie Smith
DecShould we stay or Should we Go by Lionel ShriverFeb 2022 – Sugar by Bernice L McFadden AprilA Long Petal of the Sea by Isabelle Allende
May The Stone Diaries by Carol ShieldsJuneLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusAugust These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
SeptThe Country Girls by Edna O’BrienOctSmall Pleasures by Clare ChambersNov The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

My Second book club

Jan 2024Maid by Stephanie LandApril – Angel by Elizabeth TaylorMay – Acabradora by
March 2023Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo MbueAprilKlara and The Sun by Kazuo IshiguroJuneThe Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytteng
JulyUnsheltered by Barbara KingsolverSeptemberThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid JenkinsOctMy Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Nov – Go As a River by Shelley Read

Gardening Book Club

Feb 24Morville House by Katherine SwiftApril – Birnam Wood by Eleanor CattonJune – My Garden by Jamaica Kincaid
JulyAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverSeptember – The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte MortonThe Overstory by Richard Powers
JanGrow for Flavour by James Wong

The Audacious Book Club

Jan 2024 – Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook by Sohla El-WayllyFeb – Martyr! by Kaveh AkbarMar
Jan 2023The Age of Vice by Deepti KapoorFeb – The Survivalists by Kashana CauleyMarch – Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
AprilPoverty by America by Matthew DesmondMay Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahJune Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
July – Rivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith and Migration by Alejandra OlivaAug – The Militia House by John MilasSept – The Militia House by John Milas
Oct – The Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam ZhangNov – The Unsettled by Ayana MathisDec – Hot Springs Drive by Lindsay Hunter

Barak Obama’s reading lists

Summer 2021Matrix by Lauren Groff, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton, The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen, The Love Songs of W E B du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Beautiful Country by Qian Julie WangEnd of Year Best Books 2021
Matrix by Lauren Groff, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton, The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott, Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen, The Love Songs of W E B du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
Summer 22 Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein, The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib, Silverview by John Le Carre, Black Cake by Charmaine Wilson, The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, Razorblade Tears by S A Cosby
Best Books of the Year 2022
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Trust by Hernan Diaz, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff, The Furrows by Namwali Serpell, South to America by Imani Perry, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, Ducks by Kate Beaton, An Immense World by Ed Yong, Liberation Day by George Saunders, The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Summer 23 Poverty, by America Matthew Desmond, Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane, King: A Life by Jonathan Eig, Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano, All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby, What Napolean Could Not Do by D.K. Nnuro, The Wager by David Grann, Blue Hour by Tiffany Clarke Harrison

Barnes and Noble Monthly Pick

April – You’d Look Better as a Ghost by Joanna Wallace, A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen, The Last Animal by Ramona Ausubel, Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino, The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
Jan 2024This Other Eden by Paul HardingFeb – Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors, Beaver Land by Leila Philip, Your Utopia by Bora Chung, Everybody Knows by Jordan HarperMar
Jan 2023 – Road of Bones by Christopher Golden, The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah, Ms Demeanor by Elinor Lipman, How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith, Feb – And There He Kept Her by Joshua Moehling, Thread Needle by Cari Thomas, The Sweet Spot by Amy Poeppel, The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman, March – The Theory of Not Quite Everything by Kara Gnodde, Iron Widow by Zhao, Written in Bone by Sue Black
April – The Lonely Hearts Bookclub by Lucy Gilmore, Not So Perfect Strangers by LS Stratton, The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller, Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliamsMay – The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland, The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, Shutter by Ramona Emerson, Notes on your Sudden Disappearance by Alison EspachJune – Gallant by V.E. Schwabb, The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler, The Second Ending by Michelle Hoffman, Pappyland by Wright Thompson, Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor
July – Alias Emma by Ava Glass, The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean, The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty, Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, August – Now is not the time for Panic by Kevin Wilson, Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison, Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond, Three Assassins by Kotaro IsakaSept –
Oct – Gull Island by Anna Porter, The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft, Ladies’ Lunch by Lore Segal, American Demon by Daniel Stashower, Nov – The Paleontologist by Luke Dumas, Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett, Flight by Lynne Steger Strong, The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, Absolution by Alice McDermottDec – The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters,
Jan – Cry Wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt, Yellow Wife by Sadega Johnson, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda LoFeb – Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson, The Address Book by Deidre MaskMar – Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr, Madhouse at the end of Earth by Julian Sancton
AprilThe Wolf Den by Elodie Harper, Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek myths by Natalie HaynesMay – The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood, Sleepless by Romy Hausmann, We Came, We Saw, We Left by Charles WheelanJune – Half-Blown Rose by Leesa Cross-Smith, The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Elektra by Jennifer Saint, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett,
July – Dark Things I Adore by Kate Ledari, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Cordova, The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston, Sleeper Agent by Ann HagerdonAugust – 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard, All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody, This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan, A Hundred Other Girls by Iman Hariri-KiaSept – Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen, The Stolen Hours by Allen Eskens, Cackle by Rachel Harrison, The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman, The Princess Spy by Larry Loftis
Oct – These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham, One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig, Music is History by Questlove, Dave Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti, The Night Ship by Jess KiddNov – The Appeal by Janice Hallett, A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick, All About Me by Mel Brooks, Dec – The Testaments by Margaret Attwood, Nickel Boys by Colson Whithead, All Adults Here by Emma Straub, Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner, A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler, Inland by Tea Obreht

Between The Covers

Series 7 – The Seventh Son by Sebastian Faulks The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson Remember, Mr Sharma by A.P. Firdaus
Falling Animals by Sheila Armstrong, Devil’s Breath by Jill Johnson, The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou by Eleni Kyriacou, The God Of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
The Light of Day, by Graham Swift My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Any Human Heart, by William Boyd
Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler

Belletrist Book Club

April – Memory Piece by Lisa Ko
Jan 2024 – Holding Pattern by Jenny XieFeb – Just Like Home by Sarah GaileyMar
February 2023Priestdaddy by Patricia LockwoodApril – A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan AbramsonMay – I Could Live Here Forevever by Hanna Halperin
June -How to be Eaten by Maria AdelmannJuly – The Guest by Emma ClineAugust – My Husband by Maud Ventura
Sept – Happiness Falls by Angie KimOct – NovDeath Valley by Melissa Broder
Dec – The Premonition by Banana Yoshimoto

Blackwell Books

April – How Westminster Works by Ian Dunt, For Thy Great Pain by Victoria Mackenszie
Jan 2024The New Life by Tom CreweFeb – Heaven on Earth by
June – Regenesis by George Monbiot
Best of Friends by Kamile Shamsie
July – The Matter of Everything by Suzie SheehyAugust – Diary of a Voice by Emi Yagi
SeptBournville by Jonathan Coe, Dogs of the Deadlands by Anthony McGowan, What if? 2 by Randall MunroeOct – Eve by Cat BohannonNov – The Path of Peace by Anthony Seldon

Booker Prize book of the month

April – Shortlist
Jan 2024 – Possession by A S ByattFeb – Normal People by Sally Rooney
Jan 2023FebMarch – A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara
April – Beyond Black by Hilary MantelMay – The Good Terrorist by Doris LessingJuly – The Vegetarian by Han Kang
August – Loitering with Intent by Muriel SparkSept – Oct – The Memory Police by Stephen Snyder
Nov – The Black Prince by Iris MurdochDec – Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Book of the Month Book Club

April – All we were Promised by Ashton Lattimore, Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth, How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang, Dragonfruit by Makiia Lucier, The Husbands by Holly Gramazio, Just for the Summer by Abbey Jiminez, The Wives by Simone Gorrindo
Jan 2024 – Mercury by by Amy Jo Burins, The Fury by Alex Michaelides, Interesting Facts About Space by Emily Austin, First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston, The Bullet Swallower by Elizabeth Gonzalez JamesFeb – The Resort by Sarah Ochs, The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham, The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo, The Women by Kristin HannahMar –
Jan 2023 Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall, Queen of Thieves by Beezy Marsh, Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo, The Reunion by Kayla Olsen, Independence by CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNIFebSomeone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes, River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer, Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn, The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz, Maame by Jessica GeorgeMarch – The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner, Weyward by Emilia Hart, The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth, The Last Russian Doll by Kristen Loesch, Rootless by Krystle Zara Appiah, The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty, Lone Women by Victor Lavalle
AprilRomantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld, Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling, The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda, Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls, Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler, Advika and the Hollywood Wives by Kirthana RamisettiMay – The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer, Yours Truly by Abby Jiminez, The Last Word by Taylor Adams, Did you Hear about Kitty Karr? Crystal Smith Paul, The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane, Paper Names by Susie LuoJune – Ink blood sister Scribe by by Amy Torzs, The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer, Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See, She Started It by Sian Gilbert, Banyan Moon by Thao Thai, The Whispers by Ashley Audrain, The Spectacular by Fiona Davies, My Murder by Katie Williams
July – The Connellys of County Down by Tracey Lange, The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Dark Corners. Megan Goldin, Hello Stranger by Katherine Center, Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong, The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda, Upgrade by Blake Crouch, The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke EmeziAugust – Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin, Happiness Falls by Angie Kim, Shark Heart by Emily Haleck, None of This is True by Lisa Jewell, Vampires of El Norte by Isabel CanasSept – The River we Remember by William Kent Kreuger, You, Again by Kate Goldbeck, The Stranger Upstairs by Lisa Matlin, Evil Eye by Etaf Rum, The Intern by Michelle Campbell, Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff, Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll, While You Were Out by Meg Kissenger
Oct – Nov – The Helsinkin Affair by Anna Pitoniak, The Last Love Note by Emma Grey, Again and Again by Jonathan Evison, Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
April – May – Breath Less by Amy McCulloch, Yerba Buena by Nina Lacour, The Hacienda by Isabel Canas, Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins Valdez, Part of Your World by Abby Jiminez, Darling Girl by Liz MichalskiJune – The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah, Things we Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier, The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn, The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark, Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan
July – First Born by Will Dean, Upgrade by Blake Crouch, The Bodyguard by Katherine Center, You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle ZevinAugust – Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter, Small Angels by Lauren Owen, Bronze Drum by Phong Nguyen, Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney, When we were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie FordSept – Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen, Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood, Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn, The Attic Child by Lola Jaye, The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh
Oct – Sign Here by Claudia Lux, Thistlefoot by Gennarose Nethercott, The Family Game by Catherine Steadman, Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese, Fould Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong, Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah, As Long as Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa KatouhNov – We Are the Light by Matthew Quick, The Wilder Women by Ruth Emmie Lang, The Last Party by Clare MackIntosh, White Horse by Rrica T Wurth, Someday, Maybe by Onyi NwabineliDec –  Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun · Babel by R.F. Kuang · All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham The Circus Train by Amita Parikh.

Good Morning America Book Club

April – Good Morning Summer by Abbey Jiminez
Jan 2024 – The Storm We Made by Vanessa ChanFeb – Come and Get It by Kiley ReidMar –
Jan 2023 The Age of Vice by Deepti KapoorFeb – River Sing Me Home by Eleanor ShearerMarchPineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
April – Dirty Laundry by Disha BoseMay – The Nigerwife by Vanessa WaltersJune – Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Amy Torzs
July – Save What’s Left by Elizabeth CastellanoAugust – Family Lore by Elizabeth AcevedoSept – Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
Oct – The List by Yomi AdegokeDec – The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
Jan – A Little Closer to HomeFeb – The Violin Conspiracy by Brendon SlocumbMarch – The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh
AprilLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusMay – The Change by Kirsten MillerJune – More Than You Will Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez
July – The Dead Romantics by Ashley PostonAug – Mika in Real Life by Emiko JeanSept – The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
OctMad Honey by Jodie PicoultNov – Someday, Maybe by Onyi NwabineliDec – The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Goodreads Choice Awards book club

April – Hell Bent by Leigh Bardurgo
Jan 2024Yellowface by RF KuangFeb – Our Cursed Love by Julie Abe
Jan 2023 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, Atlas of the Heart by Brene BrownFeb – Lore Olympus Vol II, The Maid by Nita Prose, I’m Glad My Mum Died by Jenette McCurdyMarchCarrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
AprilDemon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, Bad Gays by Lemmey and Miller, House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J MaasMay – The House Maid by Freida McFadden, Book Lovers by Emily Henry, JuneThe Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
JulyBabel by RF Kuang, The Office Best Friends by Jenna Fischer and Angela KinseyAugust – The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Unmasked by Holes and FisherSept Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, The Measure by Nikki Erlick
Oct – Nov – Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by by Zoulfa KatouhDec – Gallant by V E Schwab
Jan – Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally RooneyFebLore Olympus Vol. 1 by Rachel SmytheMarCrying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
April – The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Hill we Climb by Amanda GormanMay – Rock, Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J MaasJune – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
July – Project Hail Mary by Andy WeirAug –Sept – The Last Thing he Told me by Laura Dave
OctNov – You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism by Amber Ruffin,
Lacey Lamar, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Dec – Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Indie Book of the Month

April – Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein 
Jan 2024 – The Silence Project by Carole HaileyFeb – Cuddy by Benjamin MyersMar –
Jan 2023 – The Things That we Lost by Jyoti PatelFeb – The Mountain in the Sea by Ray NaylorMarchThe Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff
April – The Middle Daughter by Chika UnigweMay – The Funeral Cryer by Wenyan LuJune – One Puzzling Afternoon by Emily Critchley
July – Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Júnior (translated by Johnny Lorenz)August – The Dance Deception by Becky WardSept – The Turnglass by Gareth Rubin
OctNov – Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
Jan – Little Wing by Freya NorthFebBlack Cake by Charmaine WilkersonMar – Sell us the Rope by Stephen May
April – The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina AhmadMay Black Butterflies by Priscilla MorrisJuneBitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi
July – The Yellow Kitchen by Margaux VialleronAug – The Mermaid’s Tale by Lei Wei-JingSept –
OctEuphoria by Elin Cullhed, translated by Jennifer HayashidaNovLimberlost by Robbie ArnottDec – The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedic

Inspire Online Book Club

April – The Mother by T.M. Logan
Jan 2024 – The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenFeb – Maxwell’s Demon by Stephen HallMar –
Jan 2023 – The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroFebTo Paradise by Hanya YanagiharaMarch – Breakfast with Einstein by Chad Orzel
April – Winchelsea by Alex PrestonMay – A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske.June – The Island Child by Molly Aitkin
July – Rites of Spring by Anders de la MotteAugust – The Club by Ellery LloydSept –
OctNov – Before the Coffee gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
JanDiary of a Somebody by Brian BilstonFeb – The WonderMar – The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
April – Summerwater by Sarah MossMay Of Women and Salt by Gabriela GarciaJune –  Lampedusa by Steven Prince
July – Songbirds by Christy LefteriAug – Annie Stanley All at Sea by Sue TeddernSept – The Young Team by Graeme Armstrong
OctThe Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth OzekiNov – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter SwansonDec – The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes.

Jenna Bush Hager’s Book Club on Today America

April – The Husbands by holly Graiomaz
Jan 2024 – The Waters by Bonnie Jo WatersFeb – Good Material by Dolly Alderton
Jan 2023 – Sam by Allegra GoodmanFebMaame by Jessica GeorgeMarch – Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown
April – Camp Zero by Michelle Min SterlingMayChain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahJune – The Celebrants by Steven Rowley
July – Banyan Moon by Thao ThaiAugust – Summer Sisters by Judy BloomSept –
Oct – How to Say Babylon by Safiya SinclairNov – The Sun Sets in Singapore by Kahinde FadipeDec – We Must Not Think of Ourselves by Lauren Grodstein
JanThe School for Good Mothers by Jessamine ChanFebBlack Cake by Charmaine WilkersonMar – Groundskeeping by Lee Cole
AprilMemphis by Tara M. StringfellowMay – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltJune – The Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany
July – The Measure by Nikki ErlickAug – The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie FordSept – Solito by Javier Zamora
OctThe Whalebone Theatre by Joanna QuinnNov – The Cloisters by Katy HaysDec – The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Libby Online global ebook Book Club

May 2023 – Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho July – A Very Typical Family by Sierra GodfreyApril 2024 – The Silence of Water by Sharron Booth
AprilMusic is History by QuestloveJuly – The Girl in his Shadow by Audrey BlakeNov – A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

LoveReading Book Club

April – Frank and Red by Matt Coyne
Jan 2024 – Feb – The Caretaker by Ron Rash
Jan 2023 – Flight by Lynn Steger StrongFeb – The Seamstress of Sardinia by Bianca PitzornoMarch – How to Kill Men and Get Away with It by Katy Bent
April – People Change by Sara JafariMay – The Silence Project by Carole HaileyJune – When Things are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent
July – The Girls of Summer by Katie BishopAugust – The Weather Woman by Sally GardnerSept Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry
Oct – Young Women by Jessica MoorNov – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltDec –
JanFebThe Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee, Razorblade Tears by S.A. CosbyMar Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
April – When we Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd BanwoMayLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusJuneEarly Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
July – The Attic Child by Lola JayAug – The Frequency of Us by Keith StuartSept Trust by Hernan Diaz
Oct – Ted’s Cafe by Roger SandersNov – The Fish by Joanne StubbsDec – Can I Stray by Jenna Adams

London Review Bookshop – Author of the month

April – Robert Walser
Jan 2024 – Gerald MurnaneFeb –
Jan 2023 – Katherine MansfieldFeb – Irmgard KeunMarch – Claudia Rankine
April – Simone de BeauvoirMay – Jane FrameJune – Ian Sinclair
Oct – Samuel R. DelaneyNov – Nell Zink
Jan – JL CarrFeb – Toni MorrisonMarch – Rachel Kushner
May – Sarah MossJune – Barbara PymJulyJamaica Kincaid
August – Beryl BainbridgeSept – Nora EphronOct – Gordon Burn
Nov – Colm Toibin

Natalie Portman’s Book Club

April – Second Place by Rachel Cusk
Jan 2024 – Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine de ViganFeb – Martyr! by  Kaveh Akbar
Jan 2023An Immense World by Ed YongFeb – MarchCrying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
April – Women without Men by Shahrnush ParsipurMayThe Postcard by Anne BerestJuneBiography of X by Catherine Lacey
July – Fight Night by Miriam ToewsAugust – The Netanyahus by Joshua CohenSept – The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg
Oct – NovTrust by Hernan Diaz
Jan 2022FebMarch – The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg
April – What Are You Going Through by Sigrid NunezMay – Poet Warrior by Joy HarjoJune – Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker
July – A Sister’s Story by Donnatella Di PietrantonioAug – The Family Roe by Joshua PragerSeptDrive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Oct – Fruiting Bodies by Kathryn HarlanNov – Simple Passion by Annie ErnauxDecOlga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Oprah Winfrey

Feb 24 – Mama Love by Lara Hardin
Feb 2023 Bitter Sweet by Susan CainMarchHello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
April – MayThe Covenant of Water by Abraham VergeseSeptWellness by Nathan Hill
Oct – Let Us Descend by JesmynWard
Jan –FebBewilderment by Richard Powers, Mar
April – The Way of Integrity by Martha BeckMay – Finding Me by Viola DaviesJune
July – Nightcrawling by Leila MotleyAug –Sept – That Bird has My Wings by Jarvis Jay Masters
Oct – NovDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverDec –

Subtle Asian Book Club

April – A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal
Jan 2024 – Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn TanFeb – What You Are Looking For Is In the Library by Michiko AoyamaMar –  The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Jan 2023 – Last Night at the Telegraph Club byFebAge of Vice by Deepti KapoorMarch – Other Words for Home, by Jasmine Warga
April – Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh ChouMay – Squire by Sarah Alfageeh
July – This is How You Lose the Time War by Max GladstoneAugust – Our Women on the GroundSept – Tomb Sweeping by Alexander Chang
OctNovThe House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng

Rebel Book Club (Non-fiction)

April – Banking On It’ by Anne Boden
Jan 2024 – Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
Jan 2023 – Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver BurkemanFebWe Are BellingcatMarch – Let’s Talk: How to Have Better Conversations’ by Nihal Arthanayake.
April – Free by Lea YpiMay – How to Create and Run a Business by Dan KieranJune – Women without Kids by Ruby Warrington
July – The Language of Fanatacism by Amanda MontellAugust – Lost in a Good Game by Pete EtchellsSept – This One Wild and Precious Life by Sarah Wilson
Oct – The Coming Wave by Mustafa Suleyman.Nov – The Web of Meaning by Jeremy Lent
Jan 2022 – Black Spartacus by Sudhir HazareesinghFebSolve for Happy by Mo GawdatMar – Zero Zero Zero by Roberto Saviano
April – Get Rich or Lie Trying by Symeon BrownMay – The Lonely Century by Noreena HertzJune – The Transgender Issue: An argument for justice by Shon Faye
JulyEmpire of Pain by Patrick Radden KeefeAug – Super Senses by Emma YoungSept – All We Can Save Ed by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson
Oct – Breath by James NestorNov – The Future of Humanity by Michio KakuDec –

Richard and Judy Book Club

Winter 2024 – I Will Find You by Harlan Coben, Eye for an Eye by M J Arlidge, The Escape by Ruth Kelly, The Last Resort by Heidi Perks, Freeze by Katie Simmants, This Could be Everything by Eva Rice
Spring 2023 – The Match by Harlan Coben, A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Roe, The Favour by Nora Murphy, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, Twelve Secrets by Robert Gould, The French House by Jacqui Bloese
Summer 2023 – Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough, Stepping Up by Sarah Turner, The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci, Midnight House by Amanda Geard, Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman
Autumn 2023 – Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies, If I Let You Go by Charlotte Levin, The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz, Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett, The Traitor by Ava Glass, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman.
Spring 22 – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewel, False Witness by Karin Slaughter, The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo by Marianne Cronin, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles, The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave and The Search by Tana French
Summer 22Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins-Reid, Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena, The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans, The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley-Heller, Out of Her Depth by Lizzy Barber and Tell Me Your Lies by Kate Barber
Autumn 2022 – Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty, A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins, Never by Ken Follett, One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke, Lily by Rose Tremain, How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott.
Winter 2022 – Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay, One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner, Little Wing by Freya North, The Herd by Emily Edwards, Payday by Celia Walden, The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas

Waterstones Book of the Month fiction, non-fiction and crime/thriller

April – Close to Home by Michael McGee, Abroad in Japan by Chris Broad, Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent, Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
Jan 2024 – The Wager by David Grann, Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin, In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan
Jan 2023 – Godmersham Park by Jill Hornby, Notes on an Execution by Danya Kufafka, Stolen Focus by Johann Hari, The Homes by J. B. Mylet, A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Roe, The Raptures by Jan CarsonFeb – Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors, Overlands March – A Fortunate Woman by Polly Morland, Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
April – The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman, A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shanon, The Earth Transformed by Peter Frankopan, Weyward by Emilia Hart, Furies by Margaret AtwoodMayMemphis by Tara M Stringfellow, The Lost Rainforests of Britain by Guy Shrubsole, The Three Dahlias by Katy Watson, Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart, Haven by Emma DonoghueJuneTrust by Hernan Diaz, The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray, The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland
JulyTomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, An Immense World by Ed Yong, Uncle Paul by Celia FreminAugustThe Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn, The World by Simon Seabag Montefiore, Those People Next Door by Kia Abdullah, Peril on the Atlantic by A.M. Howell
Nov – Antarctica by Claire Keegan, The Golden Mole by Katherine Rundell, The Drify by C J Tudor, Auld Aquaintance by Sofia Slater, Finding Hildasay by Christian LewisDec –
JanFebOpen Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, Mad House at the end of the Earth by Julian Sancton and Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan
MarchStill Life by Sarah Winman, Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner,
April– Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor, Spring Can Not be Cancelled by Martin Gayford & David Hockney, How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina, MaySorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain by Amy Jeffs, The Khan by Saima Mir, The Lost Storyteller by Amanda Block, The Dark Tide by Simon McCleave, The Echo Chamber by John BoyneJuneGreat Circle by Maggie Shipstead, Free by Yea Lpi, The Maidens by Alex Michaelides, The Dark Remains by McIlvanney and Rankin, The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohammed,
JulyMatrix by Lauren Groff, Light Seekers by Femi Kayoda, The Devil You Know by Dr Gwen Adshead and Eileen HorneAugust A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle, Life Between the Tides by Adam Nicolson , Heatwave by Victor Jestin, News of the Dead by james Robertson, Sept The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty, Taste by Stanley Tucci, A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham, The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
OctThe Christie Affair by Nina di Gramont, The Ruin of all Witches by Malcolm Gaskill, Bewilderment by Richard PowersNov – Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, What Writers Read by Pandora Sykes, Breathless by Amy McCulloch, A Woman Made of Snow by Elizabeth Gifford,

Reese Book Club

April – The Most Fun we Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Jan 2024 – First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston
Jan 2023 – The House in the Pines by Ana ReyesFeb – The House of Eve by Sadequa Johnson March – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
AprilRomantic Comedy by Curtis SittenfeldMay – Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? by Crystal Smith PaulJune – Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale
JulyYellowface by Rebecca F. KuangAugust – Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Oct – Nov – Maybe Next Time by Cesca Major
MarchThe Christie Affair by Nina de GramontApril – True Biz by Sara NovicMayThe Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
JuneCounterfeit by Kirsten ChenJulyHoney and Spice by Bolu BabalolaAugust – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAlister
Sept On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson SextonOct Our Missing Hearts by Celeste NgNov – Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Jamie Oliver’s Cookbook Club

Jan 2024 – Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver
Jan 2023 – The Italian Pantry by Theo RandallFeb – HopperMarch – Gennaro’s Cucina
April – Africana by Lerato Umah-ShaylorMay – Trullo by Tim SiadatanJune – Rice Table by Su Scott
July – Honey by Amy NewsomeAugust – YiayiaSept – You Can Cook This by Max La Manna
Oct – Recipe Tin Eats Dinner by Nagi MaehashiNov – Simple Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst
Jan -Mississippi Vegan by Timothy PakronFeb – Sambal Shiok by Mandy YinMarch – Thali by
Maunika Gowardhan
April – Nistisima by Georgina HaydenMay – All Day Baking: Savoury not Sweet by Michael James and Pippa JamesJune – Cuidad do Mexico by Edson Diaz Fuentes
July – Dominique’s Kitchen by Dominique WoolfAug – Home Food by Olia HerculesSept – Big Has Home by Hasan Semay
Oct – In Bibis Kitchen by Hawa Hassan and Julia TurshenNov – One by Jamie Oliver