Book club choices 2022

If the book is in bold font, I have read it, if it is underlined, I have reviewed it.

Our own book club

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
Jan –

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 WangSummer 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

Barnes and Noble Monthly Pick

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,

Book of the Month Book Club

Jan – Feb – March –
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 Nwabineli

Belletrist Book Club

Jan – Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen HoFeb – When we Lost Our Heads by Heather O’NeillMar – In the Shadow of the Mountain by Sylvia Vasquez-Lavado
April – Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. MorrowMayLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusJune – How to be Eaten by Maria Adelman
July –Aug – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle ZevinSept – If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
Oct – Motherthing by Ainslie HogarthNov – Fledgling by Octavia E ButlerDec –

Gloucester Book Club

SeptVioleta by Isabel AllendeOct – Nov – A Terrible Kindness by Joe Browning Wroe
Dec – Winter Ghosts by Kate Moss

Good Morning America Book Club

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
Oct – Mad Honey by Jodie PicoultNov – Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli

Greta’s Book Club

April The Island of Missing Trees by Elif ShafakMay – Young Mungo by Douglas StuartJune – The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar
Aug – The Guncle by Stephen RowleySept – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Oct – Nov – Our Missing Hearts by Celesete Ng

Goodreads Choice Awards book club

Jan – Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally RooneyFebLore Olympus Vol. 1 by Rachel SmytheMar – Crying 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 Anthomy Doerr
Dec – Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Indie Book of the Month

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 MorrisJune – Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi
July – The Yellow Kitchen by Margaux VialleronAug – The Mermaid’s Tale by Lei Wei-JingSept –
Oct – Euphoria by Elin Cullhed, translated by Jennifer HayashidaNov – Limberlost by Robbie Arnott

Inspire Online Book Club

Jan – Diary of a SomebodyFeb – 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 Swanson

Jenna Bush Hager’s Book Club on Today America

Jan – The School for Good Mother 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 Hays

Libby Online global ebook Book Club

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

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 GarmusJune – Early 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 Stubbs

London Review Bookshop – Author of the month

Jan – JL CarrFeb – Toni MorrisonMarch – Rachel Kushner
May – Sarah MossJune – Barbara PymJuly – Jamaica Kincaid
August – Beryl BainbridgeSept – Oct – Gordon Burn
Nov – Colm Toibin

Natalie Portman’s Book Club

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 PragerSept – Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Oct – Fruiting Bodies by Kathryn HarlanNov – Simple Passion by Annie ErnauxDec –

Oprah Winfrey

Jan –FebBewilderment by Richard Powers, Mar
AprilThe 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 – Nov – Demon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverDec –

Rebel Book Club (Non-fiction)

Jan – 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

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

JanFebOpen Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, Mad House at the end of the Earth by Julian Sancton and Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan
March – Still 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

MarchThe Christie Affair by Nina de GramontApril – True Biz by Sara NovicMayThe Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
June – Counterfeit by Kirsten ChenJuly – Honey 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 -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